I have dreamed of telling stories since I was a child. I can remember telling a story about a family of nine, a father, a mother and their seven children (all below ten), traversing the solitary desert on foot with a lone camel, which the children sometimes rode, all seven of them, when their feet got too tired. How did they all fit on one camel you might ask? Well, a rolled mat was placed on top of the camel's hump. Balancing precariously, three children sat on each side of the mat and the seventh (the heaviest one) sat in the middle.
Every night, they would stop somewhere, preferably near an oasis or a sheltered spot to camp and rest their weary legs. The children would gaze at the night sky and make up stories about the stars. I was around five when I first came up with this story. I doodled on my notebooks and told this story over and over until I grew older and came up with other stories, which I can't remember anymore. But it was one of the happiest times of my life, imagining this family travelling endlessly under a picture perfect desert sky.
One day, I woke up and realised I had finally obtained a degree from a respectable university, but it had nothing to do with creative writing. It was for the best, I thought, as I needed to let go of my fancy imaginings (silly made up stories!) and become a responsible adult, which meant I had to get a job, get my own apartment, earn my own keep so to speak. And that's what I did for the next decade and a half. But a voice inside me kept pestering me to sit down and write those stories. I don't know about you but when you start hearing a persistent voice inside you telling you to write a story, you'd better sit down and write that story. I only wish I had listened to that voice sooner. But I can't turn back time and I most certainly refuse to live in regret. Each day I have from now on is golden; an opportunity to make my dreams happen.
Dear God, Please Forgive Me for Hating Jessica Maloney: A Child's Open Letter to God
by Junia Wonders
Suitable for readers aged 6 and up Amy hates Jessica Maloney for bullying her at school. Jessica plays cruel tricks on other kids and no one dares to challenge her. Not until brave Amy decides to teach Jessica a lesson she will never, ever forget. But Amy knows hating Jessica is not right, and she feels bad about it. So she writes...
Suitable for readers aged 3 and up A wonderful autumn bedtime tale! On a windy autumn day, Marla Little comes running down the hill yelling, “Help! My giant pumpkin is rolling away! Onward it goes, rolling and turning, with no sign of stopping! Diddle-dee-doo! Oh, what shall I do?” A little girl chases her giant pumpkin all...
Geeignet für Leser ab 3 Jahren An einem windigen Herbsttag rennt Marla Klein den Hügel runter und ruft: „Hilfe! Mein Kürbis rollt davon! Vorwärts geht er, walzend und rollend, ohne Anzeichen zum Halt! Diddel-dii-duun! Oh, was soll ich tun?”
adatto per i lettori dai 3 anni in su In una ventosa giornata d’autunno, Marla Piccola arriva di corsa giù per la collina urlando: «Aiuto! La mia zucca gigante sta rotolando via! Va avanti, rotolando e girando, e non vuole fermarsi!» «Fammi pensare, che cosa devo fare?»
Colby the Camel: The Tussle in the Castle of No-Bustle
by Junia Wonders
Suitable for readers aged 6 and up The evil desert pirate, Morbid Morton, unleashes a gang of fearless bandits to seize the Castle of No-Bustle. The king and queen are locked in a dark and creepy den while Princess Lille is ordered to marry Pirate Sven. Meanwhile, Pepperel, the royal parrot, finds help through our dashing hero, Colby...
Suitable for readers aged 3 and up A boy receives a very large parcel from his grandpa, and inside is the biggest cheese he has ever seen. The giant cheese soon attracts the attention of people from near and far who all want to taste it. Will the boy get to taste a teeny, tiny bit of his giant cheese before it all runs out? The...
Suitable for readers aged 3 and up A boy sees a white pony for the very first time. The pony looks magnificent but is very lonely. When night-time arrives, the boy pays the pony a little visit but there's one little hiccup... A boy and a lonely pony find friendship and comfort in each other. The boy is sick, so he has to stay in bed...
Suitable for readers aged 6 and up One morning, Mr. Bagoo oversleeps by a full hour. As a result, the birds in his aviary don’t get fed on time. And hungry, caged birds, as you probably know, are very loud birds. This is not a good thing if you live in the middle of a quiet neighbourhood, for this attracts the attention of the...
Colby the Camel: The Grandest Creature in the Land of No-Treasure
by Junia Wonders
Suitable for readers aged 6 and up Everyone thinks the Land of No-Treasure is a desolate zone. Sailors and seafarers leave the island alone. What no one knows is that the island teems with strange talking creatures beyond anyone’s dreams. Like the creature named Colby who thinks he’s unique. He boasts all about it; he’s...
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