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.

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 🙂

The Rebel Gang and the Number Ciphers

The Rebel Gang and the Number Ciphers is finally available in paperback!  Woohoo!!!! 😀

Suspicious ciphertexts discovered by state investigators.  Assumed to be the correspondence of a hostile rebel gang.  Those in charge fear an attempt to overthrow the government.  M is tasked with tracking down the rebels, discovering their plans and bringing them to justice before they destroy civilization 😮

This is the classified document, complete with uncovered ciphertexts and suspect profiles, which details the investigation’s progress.

The Rebel Gang and the Number Ciphers is a funny, intriguing and sometimes badly-spelled code-cracking journey of discovery, illustrated with a mixture of collage and ink drawings.

This story is fiction and any resemblance to real people or events is entirely coincidental 😉

You can get a better look at the book here, and even read the whole story here for free if you like 🙂

Author/Illustrator:  Miranda Lemon (of Violet’s Vegan Comics)

Genre: Juvenile fiction/humour/conspiracy theory

Recommended for readers aged 8 and up

Format:  Paperback 74 pages

Published:  January 2017

ISBN-10:  154279580X

ISBN-13:  978-1542795807

Dimensions:  15.2 x 0.5 x 22.9 cm

Price:  £7.20

 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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Luke Walker: animal stick up for-er

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Luke Walker: animal stick up for-er

Luke Walker is an eight year old boy with a mind of his own. He’s noticed that life often isn’t fair for non-human animals; and that what adults tell him sometimes doesn’t make sense. Wanting to right wrongs, he becomes a vegetarian outlaw who will not play by the rules if the rules mean being unkind. He knows that, in order to do the right thing, he sometimes needs to be sneaky.

These first eight chapters of Luke Walker’s adventures sticking up for animals are funny, inspiring, and very entertaining. Great mischief, great adventures, great fun!

A constant trial to his parents and teachers, Luke Walker is a vegan Just William for the twenty first century.

Best read out loud 😀

If you want to try before you buy, look over here 😉

Author/Illustrator: Violet Plum (Violet’s Vegan Comics)

Genre: Juvenile fiction/humour/adventure

Recommended for ages 8 and up

Format: Paperback (148 pages)

Published: April 2016

ISBN-10: 1530509637
ISBN-13: 978-1530509638
Dimensions: 15.2 x 0.9 x 22.9 cm

Price:  £4

 Click here to buy from Amazon UK 

Also available from Amazon 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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What’s Good For The Goose Is Not Good For The Panda

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What’s good for the goose is not good for the panda

Patty Panda is hungry but doesn’t know what to eat.  All the people she meets are happy to share their food but Patty has something very important to learn before she can indulge. This delightful rhyming story, written and illustrated completely in collage by Lavender Laine, teaches children that we are all different and what’s good for one is not necessarily good for someone else.

It might also inspire children to make art out of old odds and ends such as left over yarn and buttons, paper cut from old magazines, fabric off-cuts, and food packaging etc, as Laine has done here, encouraging recycling and resourcefulness.

Laine has dedicated the book, with thanks, to the work of Safer Medicines, an independent patient safety organisation of scientists and doctors, which aims to change the way our medicines are tested to a system focused firmly on human biology.

Author and Illustrator:  Lavender Laine

Genre:  Juvenile fiction/rhyming story.

Recommended for reading to/with children under seven

Published by Honestly Books 30 August 2015

Format:  Paperback (36 pages)

ISBN 978 17904 18701

Dimensions:  21.6 x 0.2 x 27.9 cm

Price:  £4.20

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How Many Friends Could A Bibbolybob Make If A Bibbolybob Came To Earth?

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How many friends could a Bibbolybob make if a Bibbolybob came to Earth?

A delightful and eccentric story about an alien visitor to Earth, keen to make as many friends as he can and find out about the different types of Earthling.  This story introduces small children to the numbers zero to ten and teaches them about the different types of Earthling – herbivore, omnivore and carnivore.

Without detracting from the charming story, the book subtly shows that if an alien with x-ray vision did come to Earth to learn about Earthlings he would certainly deduce that humans fit in to the herbivore (plant-eating) category.  A big and beautifully illustrated, colourful book.

Lovely 😀

Author:  Edward Benn

Illustrator:  Juliet Mahoney

Genre: Juvenile fiction/early learning.

Recommended for reading to/with under fives.

Published by Honestly Books 7 June 2015

Format:  Paperback (68 pages)

ISBN-13:  978-1979954167

Dimensions:  21.6 x 0.4 x 27.9 cm

Price:  £6.50

 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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