#IndieAuthorWeekUK Day 02

#IndieAuthorWeekUK Day 02

Day 02 of a week long celebration of Indie Authors. So much happening I do not know what to check out each day. You can join in the celebrations by visiting the main group to see what is happening daily (Over on Facebook) Indie Author Week UK or visit the Festival Page HERE.

We are still doing a couple of different things mainly on our Facebook Page and YouTube Channel. However, we hope to set up daily posts in here for you to peruse at your leisure.

#ShareAStory ‘The Singing River’ #100WordStory

The Singing River (Indian Folktale)

Long ago an Indian maid – Morning Dew would sing as the sun was rising. The Chief of all gods would stop the earth turning to listen to the sweet sound.

The maiden was in love with a brave warrior. However, he was turned into a rainbow trout by the River God for not giving thanks when he sailed upon the river. Morning Dew threw herself in the water to be with him. But the gods turned her into a waterfall.

Now there is silence before the dawn, and the river sings as a rainbow trout swims up the falls.

Share a #Nursery Rhyme with Ewe-nice

One, Two Buckle my Shoe.

One, two, Buckle my shoe;
Three, four, Knock at the door;
Five, six, Pick up sticks;
Seven, eight, Lay them straight:
Nine, ten, A big fat hen;
Eleven, twelve, Dig and delve;
Thirteen, fourteen, Maids a-courting;
Fifteen, sixteen, Maids in the kitchen;
Seventeen, eighteen, Maids in waiting
Nineteen, twenty, My plate’s empty.

Well we hope you enjoyed that little video. Do join us next time when we will have more rhymes to share that you may well know and can join in with. Please #SpreadTheWord.

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Ruby’s #OneMinuteStory Day 02

World Book Day #ShareAStory #ShareAMillionStories

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Ruby’s #OneMinuteStory 02 ‘The Nightingale and the Rose’

Day 02 and our ‘One Minute Story’ is from a folktale. It is also another #OneHundredWord story.

Happy Listening.

‘The Nightingale and the Rose’ by Rose English

It is said that long ago, the Nightingale could not sing, he simply squawked. One hot summers day, he saw a beautiful white rose and fell instantly in love.

From that day he was inspired to sing. It is believed that the flower would only open her petals when she heard the Nightingale’s song.

The pair were so in love that the little bird hugged the white rose so tightly a thorn stabbed through his heart, sadly killing him. However, Nightingale’s blood splashed the rose, turning her white petals red, and thus she stayed for the rest of her days.

Share A Million Stories for World Book Day

Folk can still sign up to be part of the Million Stories Event with prizes up for grabs.  All reading for a minimum of 10 minutes counts towards a story share.

DON’T FORGET: 1 story share = the number of children who are listening, so if you are reading to a group of 30, that’s 30 story shares!

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#RubyTubeDay 06 Seal Mother

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Seal Mother ~ A Selkie Tale in Verse

by Rose English Illustrated by Hannah Ryan

One lonely seal
in the midst of the ocean
rolls on the waves
to the rhythmical motion.
The seal watches over
the child on the sand.
Her lovely young daughter
born of the land.

On Midsummer’s Eve seals swim up onto the sand, shed their skin and transform into beautiful young women to give thanks to the mysterious Moon Goddess.

Lost in dance, no one notices a shimmering sealskin being stolen; leaving one beautiful Selkie trapped on the land forever.

Can an unlikely friend help her reclaim her skin, or is she destined to remain forever in human form?

‘Seal Mother’ – a magical Selkie tale of love, loss and deceit, told in verse.

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We give this book 4 Paws & a Lick

4 paws plus

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Amazon Reviews

Miss Maria Gibbs 5.0 out of 5 stars Beautiful story

Format: Hardcover

William Coniston 5.0 out of 5 stars Imaginative and Charming

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JS Reads 5.0 out of 5 stars “Seal Mother” is a beautiful, poignant story for all ages.

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“Seal Mother” by Rose English is a beautiful, poignant story told in rhyme. I love the fairy-tale feeling of the helpful mouse and the way a shell is used to communicate. Illustrations further bring this tale to life. The dance of the Selkies is one of my favorite pictures; it perfectly captures the moment.

Trapped on land, the Selkie has an overpowering need to reclaim her life in the sea, to be free, to be herself. The ending is powerful. This story spoke to me of our own need to be true to ourselves. “Seal Mother” would be an excellent read for all ages.


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This story broke my heart in that way a good book has when it stays with you. To me it was almost an allegory for man’s interference with nature and the consequences were dire. It was a beautiful story told in verse. I loved it enough I’m going to order the actual book. The Kindle version is lovely, but the illustrations need to be appreciated also. I highly recommend this book to all ages.

Happy Reading

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