The Day I Met Dr. Seuss

Author: Anne Emerick

Category: Children & Middle Grade

Regular price: $3.99

Deal price: Free

Deal starts: August 20, 2018

Deal ends: August 20, 2018

Description:

Have you ever read a Dr. Seuss book and wondered, "How'd he think THAT up?"The Day I Met Dr. Seuss tells the rhyming tale of Annie G. Magee, a young girl who wants to meet Dr. Seuss and find out what makes him so unique. Not content to simply write to Dr. Seuss, Annie travels to his house, summons her courage and knocks upon the door. Dr. Seuss is not at home, but Annie isn't ready to give up yet! Discover the length of Annie's curiousity and determination and whether she meets with success.While the events in the story never occurred, they could have.The facts about Theodor Seuss Geisel are historically accurate and highlighted in the book's postscript. This story was one of the first Anne Emerick ever wrote and in 1990 she sent a copy to Theodor Geisel (Dr. Seuss) to be sure the story would not offend him in any way. He replied that it did not. The Day I Met Dr. Seuss includes an author's note with the story behind the book's publication, a tale that should encourage any unpublished author with a string of rejection letters.A peek at how the story begins...Because Amazon's Look Inside Feature is only displaying the Introduction, we include a bit of the story here.For years I had read of the Cat in the Hat And Horton the Elephant, who faithfully sat.Then one day reading Seuss just wasn't enough,I wanted to know how Seuss thought up this stuff.I wanted to know what went on in his head. So I wrote him a letter. Here's what it said:"Dear Dr. Seuss, What makes you, you? What makes you think the thoughts that you do? Is there a secret that helps you to see An elephant sitting alone in a tree?It might be a secret you don't want to be found, And so when reporters come sneaking around, You hide your great Seussian secret away. You greet them politely and always you say, "I'm really quite normal, quite normal, you see. Yes I am Dr. Seuss and who might you be?" The claim that you're normal. Come on now, let's face it. You haven't a fact upon which to base it. You constantly rhyme. Is your flair for phonetic Something acquired? Or is it genetic? You say that you're normal, but I disagree. Please tell me your secret. It'll be safe with me. And I signed it,"Sincerely, Annie G. Magee" ---------------------------Editorial Reviews Include:MyBookBlogEbookReviews.Blogspot.Com:"This ebook is a fun, quick read, that captures the rhyming cadences of Dr. Seuss. It would make a great read-aloud for any age or grade level""Emerick also includes a great deal of factual information about Dr. Seuss at the end of the story. This is a valuable addition to the book, and will be very useful for teachers and parents who want to use this story to introduce one of our great writers to their children."

The Lost Princess of Oz

Author: L. Frank Baum

Category: Children & Middle Grade

Regular price: $1.99

Deal price: Free

Deal starts: August 19, 2018

Deal ends: August 19, 2018

Description:

Eltanin Publishing's Oz Series - #11~~ includes ALL the original illustrations (over 110) by John R. Neill, many of them in color, and a new Preface by Oz expert and Eltanin Editor Joseph Nusbaum. ~~~~ From the Preface:When L. Frank Baum began drafting The Lost Princess of Oz, he was driven by inspiration that took his writings about Oz in a new direction. Baum credits one of his young readers with the germ that grew into Lost Princess: "I s'pose if Ozma ever got lost, or stolen, ev'rybody in Oz would be dreadful sorry." With this notion, Baum began to imagine the resulting upheaval and collective search for the fairyland’s beloved ruler. On the surface, this may seem like a straightforward story premise, but at its root this tale would be categorically different. What Baum was embarking on in this Oz book was a mystery. Whether Baum’s innovative vision can be credited or not, his ambling approach to this mystery was more in line with our sensibilities today. The fantastic and unknown was what propelled this mystery, not the deductive unraveling of a typical, linear riddle. In recent contemporary mysteries, especially those set in fantasy, audiences seem more willing to appreciate the ride and not demand maps and milestones. And if the reader approaches Lost Princess in this spirit, they are in for a treat. Indeed, the plot for Lost Princess was so unique and engaging, Ruth Plumly Thompson borrowed and adapted it for her 1937 Handy Mandy in Oz.The Lost Princess of Oz is the 11th book in the Oz series.

Short Adventures of a Loooong Dog

Author: Jessica Neal

Category: Children & Middle Grade

Regular price: $3.99

Deal price: $0.99

Deal starts: August 19, 2018

Deal ends: August 24, 2018

Description:

? Did you know Dachshunds are so curious?

Join a funny little long dog on his adventures strolling through a park on a sunny day!
Your kids will fall in love with it!
A cute and funny little Dachshund goes on an adventure. He likes chasing balls and meeting new and interesting animals… and people.
This rhythmic and well-illustrated poetry book is a great addition to any parent’s or teacher’s “read-out-loud” library. The funny little long dog meets a lot of interesting characters while strolling through a park. The humorous dialogue and descriptive poetry make it perfect for playing make-believe during story time.

The Girl and Her Pony

Author: Angharad Thompson Rees

Category: Children & Middle Grade

Regular price: $1.99

Deal price: $0.99

Deal starts: August 19, 2018

Deal ends: August 19, 2018

Description:

'There is nothing as beautiful as a girl who loves her pony and a pony who loves her girl.'

Franny discovers a magnificent wild pony roaming free. The flame red mare is said to be impossible to break, but Franny can ride her with no bridle or saddle whatsoever.

But when the kingdom’s spoilt princess watches the regal pony ridden by the peasant girl, she is enraged with jealousy. She wants the pony, and Franny is powerless to stop her.

Will the girl and her pony get separated forever or can the power of unbridled friendship overcome the princess’s selfish demands once and for all?

A Window to Young Minds

Author: Lune Spark

Category: Children & Middle Grade

Regular price: $3.99

Deal price: Free

Deal starts: August 18, 2018

Deal ends: August 19, 2018

Description:

When Janis Gull, a pirate aboard the sky’s most feared ship, finds love for the first time, she’s determined to cling to it. But her disapproving father threatens their romance, infuriating her--and pitting her against her own heart. In 1937, German brothers Peter and Hans are forced to leave their mother behind and flee their home country in search of a better life in America. The boys are of a lucky few to board the famous Hindenburg, and Peter promises himself to be the father figure Hans will never have. When disaster strikes on the airship, and the lives of his loved ones are on the line, can Peter be the hero his younger brother needs? Alone in the wilderness and snow, a little girl desperately clings to the idea that her father hasn’t abandoned her. But the voice in her head constantly tells her otherwise. All she can do is wait for him to return. The question is, will he return before it’s too late?

Our future depends on stories . As the world advances, literature has the ability to ground us—in our humanness, our imaginations, and our enlightenment. Fueled by the need to interpret the past, to explore the present, and to imagine the future, each generation shapes the world of books. In order to preserve this, we must have a new generation willing to share their stories.

The Galloping Pony

Author: Angharad Thompson Rees

Category: Children & Middle Grade

Regular price: $1.47

Deal price: $0.99

Deal starts: August 18, 2018

Deal ends: August 18, 2018

Description:

“I’ll never be a real racehorse, my legs are too stocky, my mane is too shaggy, and my hoof beats are just too heavy to keep up.”

Warmheart loves to gallop and dreams of becoming a racehorse when he grows up. But when a real racing yard is built next to his crumbling farm, the short-legged cob realizes he can never compete against the lightning speed thoroughbreds. Yet Warmheart has bigger problems, one-by-one his friends are being sold to keep the struggling farm afloat. He might be next...

Warmheart has but one chance to ensure he and his friends can stay together: he must beat the odds and find the courage and speed to win the grand prize at the annual Pennydale.

Can one small pony’s big heart be enough to compete against the fastest horses in the land... and win?