The Dragons of Durga

The Dragons of Durga is an epic novel by Simone Spearman.

It’s a slow, gentle tale, beautifully told with detailed, poetic descriptions that transport you to a magical, imaginary world.  The story takes place in an ancient time. Long before anyone can remember, long before history was recorded, back when magnificent dragons still walked the Earth.

Spearman describes the different species as tribes – the Human tribe, the Dragon tribe, the Feline tribe, – all of whom live in co-operation and harmony.  The Dragons have a special relationship with Human children whom they teach and mentor, but this only lasts until they come of age.  Humans of age only get to commune with Dragons at the Midsummer celebration, to which every tribe of Durga is invited.  The picture is wonderfully idyllic until the unthinkable happens and a vision of the future reveals a world without dragons.

A myriad of characters – Dragons of all shapes and sizes, a winged Cat, an unpredictable Rat, a Human girl who can change into any animal, a Human boy who blames the Dragons for a past tragedy – embark on an epic adventure, all working together to ensure the survival of the Dragon tribe.

And it’s a big hunk of a book – 538 pages!!!  It took me a good few weeks to finish it because unfortunately I only have time to read at the end of the day, just before I go to sleep, but it certainly made me look forward to bedtime.  I loved this book.  It’s wonderful to have quality literature in which the protagonists are plant-eaters who fight for peace, harmony and equality among species.  I love the dragons, I love the children, I love the weird and wonderful names they had and the innovative use of capital letters.  Thank you Simone L Spearman.

Author:  Simone L Spearman

Illustrator:  Jason Weaver

Genre:  Juvenile Fiction, Fantasy & Magic

Recommended for readers aged 8 and up

Published in August 2017

Format:  Paperback (552 pages) & Kindle

ISBN-10: 0999278207
ISBN-13: 978-0999278208
Product Dimensions: 12.7 x 3.5 x 20.3 cm

Available from Amazon in the UK, Europe, USA, Canada, Australia and Japan.

Venus Aqueous #5: Prison Break

It’s 2019 already?!  Well, we hope you’re having a happy new year so far and here’s some more good news: Venus Aqueous Prison Break is now a big, colourful comic book!

For those unfamiliar with Venus, you can catch up with the story so far at Violet’s Vegan Comics, and once you’ve got to know her, you’re bound to want to read episode 5 😀

In this chapter, Venus and friends have heard terrible things about the goings-on at their local public aquarium and they’re going undercover as volunteers to investigate. But what they find out is even more shocking than they knew. Their aquatic friends desperately need the girls’ help and Venus, Jean and Adi won’t let them down.

It’s another exciting adventure from the  popular comic series ‘Venus Aqueous’ about a champion swimmer with the ability to hear and understand marine animals. This full-colour second edition replaces the earlier black and white publication of the same name.  And, as if that wasn’t enough, there’s a crossword about marine animals at the back!

Created with Comic Life by Plasq

Author/Illustrator:  Violet Plum

Created by Violet’s Vegan Comics

Genre:  Children’s comics / Juvenile fiction

Recommended for readers aged 8 and up

Published November 2018 by Little Chicken

Format:  Paperback (42 pages)

ISBN-10: 1729809197
ISBN-13: 978-1729809198
Product Dimensions: 21.6 x 0.3 x 27.9 cm

Price:  £4.50

Click here to buy from Amazon UK,

Also available from Amazon in Europe, USA, Canada, Japan and Australia. If you’re somewhere where you can’t buy from Amazon, contact us to arrange mail order 😀

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NB: for those in the UK who don’t like to shop online,  contact us to mail order and pay by cheque.

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Megan & Flos #6: CORRUPTION

Megan & Flos episode 6 is out now in paperback!

Something dodgy is going on at the local animal sanctuary, and if Megan and friends don’t put a stop to it, the consequences will be dire 😮

As soon as Megan returns home from her adventures in space in episode 5, she receives a message from her friend Frances, telling her all is not well at the animal sanctuary where she volunteers. Megan’s skills as an investigator are again put to the test and this time she’s investigating corruption at the highest level of management. Will she be able to find out the real reason for the sanctuary boss’s unfathomable course of action?  With Flos’s help, you bet she will!  Colourful and exciting adventure as always – and there’s wordsearch at the end!  What more could you want? 😉

Read it here first if you’d like 🙂

Megan & Flos is an adventure comic for kids, part of the Brave Girls series of comics. Recommended for children aged 8 and up.

Created with Comic Life by Plasq

Author/Illustrator:  Violet Plum

Created by Violet’s Vegan Comics

Genre:  Children’s comics / Juvenile fiction

Recommended for readers aged 8 and up

Published November 2018 by Little Chicken

Format:  Paperback (32 pages)

ISBN-10: 1727858875
ISBN-13: 978-1727858877
Product Dimensions: 21.6 x 0.2 x 27.9 cm

Price £4

Click here to buy from Amazon UK.

Also available from Amazon Europe, USA, Canada, Australia and Japan. If you’re somewhere where you can’t buy from Amazon, contact us to arrange mail order 😀

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NB: for those in the UK who don’t like to shop online, contact us to mail order and pay by cheque.

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Little Chicken Classic – Luke Walker animal stick up for-er

Remember the old Penguin Classics?  Well here’s a Little Chicken Classic.  The first.  It isn’t quite as pristine as its Penguin counterparts because Luke has got his grubby mits on it and defaced it with stickers and smudges.  Luckily,  they don’t obscure the title 😀

The Little Chicken Classic – Luke Walker animal stick up for-er contains the first sixteen chapters of our beloved outlaw’s adventures, complete with illustrations.  It seemed a good idea to put them all in one volume, making them more portable and therefore easier to keep on hand for public transport delays or long waits in doctors’ waiting rooms or whenever you have a few moments at your disposal.  Getting so much adventure into so few pages was achieved by simply changing the font – this Little Chicken Classic is written in the classic Times New Roman which fills less than half the number of pages taken up by the handwritten font used in the first two books.  So, there’s your behind-the-scenes look at what made this edition possible which might be obvious to some and uninteresting to many, but since I assume you already know who Luke Walker is and what kind of mischief he gets up to, I had to post something different about this edition.

On the other hand, perhaps I’m wrong to assume anything.  Perhaps you’ve never heard of Luke Walker.  Perhaps you don’t know that he’s an eight year old, growing up in a typical meat-eating household, who doesn’t just accept things unquestioningly.  Perhaps you didn’t realise that, despite the fact that he’s never met a veg*n in his life, he decides to become one after discovering what bacon really is, or rather, was.  Perhaps you don’t know that whilst he is perceived by parents and teachers alike to be naughty, rebellious, argumentative and troublesome, he is in actual fact extremely thoughtful, empathetic, wise and brave.  He is outspoken but uses more than just words to stick up for animals in all sorts of different ways.  He is a righteous warrior for the innocent victims who can’t help themselves, or damsons in distress as he calls them.  He’s a modern Robin Hood.

These stories are funny, exciting and touching but if you don’t believe me you can read them for free here.  If you’d like to gift them to a friend or read them to your children at bedtime you can buy them from Amazon 😀

Author:  Violet Plum

Illustrators:  Miranda Lemon and Violet Plum

Genre:  Juvenile fiction, short stories, humour,

Recommended for readers aged 8 and up

Published by Little Chicken:  May 2018

Format:  Paperback (174 pages)

ISBN-10: 1718710003

ISBN-13: 978-1718710009

Dimensions: 15.2 x 1.1 x 22.9 cm

Price:  £5

Click here to buy from Amazon UK

Also available on Amazon in Europe, USA, Canada, Japan and Australia.  If you’re somewhere where you can’t buy from Amazon, contact us to arrange mail order 😀

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More Luke Walker: animal stick up for-er

More Luke Walker: animal stick up for-er is here at last!

Luke Walker is back and now he’s nine! Herein lie the next eight chapters of Luke Walker’s adventures sticking up for animals. He’s a little bit older, a little bit more experienced, and just as determined as ever to help those who can’t help themselves. A fearless outlaw and fighter for justice, nine year old Luke does everything in his power to right wrongs and educate the unenlightened.

More Luke Walker: animal stick up for-er: funny, exciting, entertaining stories for animal lovers everywhere.  Here are the chapter headings to entice you 😉 :

Chapter Nine:  Luke Walker and the secret society

Chapter Ten:  Luke Walker and allergic reactions

Chapter Eleven:  Luke Walker and the ice cream van

Chapter Twelve:  Luke Walker and the new teacher

Chapter Thirteen:  Luke Walker and the Harvest Festival

Chapter Fourteen:  Luke Walker and the Halloween party

Chapter Fifteen:  Luke Walker and the school play

Chapter Sixteen:  Luke Walker and the Maybury Christmas Fayre

I hope you enjoy reading them as much as I enjoyed writing them 😀

Author:  Violet Plum

Illustrator:  Miranda Lemon

Genre: juvenile fiction, humorous short stories

Recommended for people aged 8 to 88

Published by Little Chicken November 2017

Format:  Paperback (238 pages)

ISBN-10:  1978201729

ISBN-13:  978-1978201729

Dimensions:  15.2 x 1.5 x 22.9 cm

Price:  £5.50

Click here to buy from Amazon UK

Also available on Amazon in Europe, USA, Canada, Japan and Australia.  If you’re somewhere where you can’t buy from Amazon, contact us to arrange mail order 😀

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Fuzzy Mud by Louis Sachar

We love Louis Sachar (whose name rhymes with cracker – in case you were wondering) and after reading Fuzzy Mud I decided that it qualified as a vegan book for children 🙂 It doesn’t use the v-word but the main protagonist seems to be a plant-eater (there is no mention of any animal protein in her diet) and the grippingly entertaining story is wrapped around a vitally  important environmental message.  I wouldn’t be at all surprised to discover that Louis Sachar was veg*n but I have no idea whether he actually is.  Anyway, this book qualifies so I wanted to share it with you 🙂

The story is about Tamaya who has a scholarship to a posh school and walks there every day with Marshall who is a year older than her (they’re pre-teens I think). They never go through the woods because there are creepy rumours about a strange guy who lives there.  And they’ve been told not to.  Meanwhile, on the other side of the woods a laboratory is developing a new “green” fuel, made of artificially engineered living micro-organisms, aka ‘fuzzy mud’.  Well,  one day, after being challenged to a fight by the school bully, Marshall decides, for his own safety, to go home via the woods.  Tamaya doesn’t want to go that way but she’s not supposed to walk home alone so she follows him.  And that’s when it gets really scary!

I’m not going to tell you anymore (and don’t spoil it for yourself by reading the Amazon blurb because it gives too much away) because you should get the book and enjoy the whole thing from the beginning 🙂

Author:  Louis Sachar

Genre:  Juvenile fiction/thriller

Recommended for readers aged 8 and up

Format:  Paperback (256 pages) and Kindle Edition and Audio Download

Published:  August 2016

ISBN-10:  1408864754

ISBN-13:  978-1408864753

Dimensions:  19.7 x 1.3 x 13.1cm

Available from Amazon and undoubtedly other bookshops and libraries 🙂

Megan & Flos: OUT OF THIS WORLD

Megan & Flos: Out of this world is the second of our single episode comics to be released.  In this colourfully illustrated story, Megan & Flos have to go toe to toe with volpars who are trying to invade planet Felix Locus.  Will they succeed?  Will they be able to save the Felixians from a terrifying fate?  You’ll have to read the comic to find out 😮 or you could read the whole story on the e-comics site 😉  Either way, I think you’ll enjoy it.

One thing you won’t be able to get by reading it online is the game on the back! Yes, that’s right – the comic has a mini game board on the back and there’s instructions inside explaining how to play.

The Megan & Flos board game: Megan & Flos versus the journalist 😀 A relaxing bit of fun before bedtime 🙂

Author/Illustrator:  Violet’s Vegan Comics

Genre:  Children’s comics/ science fiction

Recommended for readers aged 8 and up

Format:  Paperback 44 pages

Published April 2017

ISBN-10: 1545358516

ISBN-13:  978-1545358511

Dimensions:  17.8 x 0.3 x 25.4 cm

Price:  £4.80

Click here to buy from Amazon UK

Also available from Amazon in Europe, USA, Canada, Japan and Australia.  If you’re somewhere where you can’t buy from Amazon, contact us to arrange mail order 😀

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