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I have always been fascinated by Tudor times. If I could choose to be stuck in a lift with anyone, it would be Elizabeth I. With EMERALD, I wanted to find a voice that was modern and engaging. Emotions don't change like fashions and while I tried hard to make Emerald a girl of her time, she had to be first and foremost a girl who had problems and worries that anyone now might understand. At first I tried to write the story in the third person but that didn't work because I wanted the same immediacy of voice as in RASPBERRIES ON THE YANGTZE and CLIMBING A MONKEY PUZZLE TREE, alongside an authentic and believable historical background like that of WENDY or THE UNRIVALLED SPANGLES. So I wrote EMERALD in the first person and that was the breakthrough. EMERALD took me a long time to write and many of the issues in the book are ones that I have faced in my own life. It seems to me that you write best about what you know and certainly I knew a lot about how EMERALD was feeling about herself.
I also intended to make the story funny and real and there are 'laugh out loud' moments in the story. I would like to think that EMERALD marks a new, distinctive and personal approach to writing a historical novel.
I hope my readers will enjoy it.
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The Goose Pimple Bay Sagas relate the hilarious tales of a ruling family
with a difference.
In book two, Whiff Erik, now ruler of Goose Pimple Bay discovers his
brother, Spike Carbuncle at sea. He's escaped from his wife's island
and he's taken a rare seed with him. Back at home, Whiff Erik plants
the seed, but it's not long before a gigantic plan blots out the sky
and a great green thing appears in the leaves. Oh dear, Whiff Erik
knows they're in big, big trouble...
The original story is the first of three fairy tales contained as entry 39 in the German Grimm's Fairy Tales under the common title "Die Wichtelmänner". In her translation of 1884 Margaret Hunt chose The Elves as title for these three stories.
The Brothers Grimm, Jacob Ludwig Karl Grimm (1785–1863) and Wilhelm Carl Grimm (1786–1859), were German academics, philologists, cultural researchers, lexicographers and authors who together collected and published folklore during the 19th century. They were among the first and best-known collectors of German and European folk tales, and popularized traditional oral tale types such as "Cinderella" ("Aschenputtel"), "The Frog Prince" ("Der Froschkönig"), "The Goose-Girl" ("Die Gänsemagd"), "Hansel and Gretel" ("Hänsel und Gretel"), "Rapunzel", "Beauty and the Beast", "Little Red Riding Hood", "The Wolf and the Seven Young Goats", "Rumpelstiltskin" ("Rumpelstilzchen"), "Sleeping Beauty" ("Dornröschen"), and "Snow White" ("Schneewittchen"). Their classic collection, Children's and Household Tales (Kinder- und Hausmärchen), was published in two volumes—the first in 1812 and the second in 1815.
Flash Harriet , the famous girl detective, is on the trail of a crime… and it has led her to the shores of Loch Ness. Find out what happens in this comic detective story.
• Topaz/ Band 13 books offer longer and more demanding reads for children to investigate and evaluate.
• Text type – A humorous story.
• There are chapters, which give the book an adult feel.
• There is a reader response page, which gives important clues to the 'Mystery at Swag Hall'. These help young readers review the plot and know the importance of clues in their own adventure writing.
• Curriculum links – Citizenship: Respect for property; DT: Moving monsters.
• This book has been quizzed for Accelerated Reader.
Allow yourself to hear the rhythm of the words and feel the energetic flow of the color
and content in the paintings.
Many who have viewed the paintings and read the poems have wept, laughed out loud, smiled with knowing and felt a connection “like being there before”.
This work is an expression of the string theory of Quantum Creativity, the Universal One, the thread of energy that runs through us all! Past, Present and Future.
This collection has been a gift to me which I Joyfully share with the reader/viewer.
Honor to Your Path!
Book one introduces the two sons of Chief Thunderstruck and Ma
Moosejaw, Spike Carbuncle and Whiff Eric. Ma Moosejaw wants to leave
Goose Pimple Bay with her husband and travel north to see a white bear.
But both sons are useless. Who will
look after things when they are gone? There's only one thing for it:
the sons must each find a bride. Whoever returns with the best one will
rule Goose Pimple Bay. The other will be banished to the forest for
Montezuma commands Chantico's uncle, the soothsayer, Ahcambal, to
explain the meaning of it. When Ahcambal cannot come up with an
answer, he is thrown into prison to be executed. What can Chantico do
to save his uncle? Luckily, Chantico is not an ordinary boy - he has
the gift of second sight. He uses his own skills to come up with a
cunning plan to save his Uncle. But can he do it in time?
appeared at a time when witches were commonplace and giants roamed the
land. They built their ancestral home, Clawfoot Hall, and they began
collecting the Great Ratt Hoard - that is, any and every item of gold
they could lay their hands on.
At the time of this story, the Ratts are diminished in size and stature
and now live under the floorboards of Clawfoot Hall. Then one day,
everything changes. The ancient enemies of the Ratts have tracked them
down and they are looking for ... the Great Ratt Hoard. The future of
the Ratts is at stake. They must protect their inheritance at all costs.
This is an exciting and action-packed story of the unusual, rodent-like
family and their search for treasure with villains on their trail.