David Elvar

Biography

Who am I? A children's author. I cover all market sectors from those aimed at the very young (often to be read to them) up to the Young Adult market. All my books slot into specific imprints according to length and target audience. As follows...

Snippets - Shorter books aimed at younger readers or adults looking for something to read to them at bedtime.

BratReads - No, not books for brats, books that are themselves a little brat-ish. By turns, funny, awkward, anarchic or just a little thoughtful.

TeenReads - As the name implies, books for teenagers. Adventurous and rebellious.

I may be contacted on ghosthunter457(at)gmail(dot)com

Where to find David Elvar online


Videos

SUPERMOG!
A superhero cat...who isn't!

No, Papa!
What do you do when the law fails you?

Books

No, Papa!
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Series: TeenReads. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 61,560. Language: English. Published: August 10, 2014. Category: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Humor
What do you do when you’re where you don’t want to be? What do you do when you’re with who you don’t want to be with? What do you do when the law fails you? You do whatever it takes to put things right…
Supermog 2
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Series: SUPERMOG!, Book 2. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 1,160. Language: English. Published: September 21, 2013. Category: Fiction » Children’s books » Fiction
Fighting for Truth, Justice and a slice of Fish Pie. Paws for a moment...sorry...Pause for a moment for this short story about a superhero cat who isn't.
The Friday Special
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Series: Snippets. Price: Free! Words: 1,030. Language: English. Published: April 24, 2011. Category: Fiction » Children’s books » Fiction
(4.00)
It stops at the station every Friday...and no one knows why...
'I want ice cream!'
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Series: Snippets. Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 1,080. Language: English. Published: April 21, 2011. Category: Fiction » Children’s books » Fiction
(4.00)
Sometimes, you can have too much of a good thing. New illustrated edition with artwork by Janice Carr.
Victoria, Cat and Dixmould
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Series: Victoria, Cat and..., Book 4. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 2,110. Language: English. Published: August 11, 2010. Category: Fiction » Children’s books » Fiction
Meet Victoria. She’s a girl and pretty laid back. And meet Cat. He’s a cat and…well, he’s just Cat. He likes mushrooms, especially in an omelette. But there’s one mushroom that refuses to fall in with his plans for supper…
Victoria, Cat and the Pop Star
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Series: Victoria, Cat and..., Book 3. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 2,080. Language: English. Published: August 11, 2010. Category: Fiction » Children’s books » Fiction
Meet Victoria. She’s a girl and pretty laid back. And meet Cat. He’s a cat and…well, he’s just Cat. And when a pop star appears in their garden, Cat decides to get in on the act…
Victoria, Cat and catflapjack
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Series: Victoria, Cat and..., Book 2. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 2,100. Language: English. Published: August 11, 2010. Category: Fiction » Children’s books » Fiction
Meet Victoria. She’s a girl and pretty laid back. And meet Cat. He’s a cat and…well, he’s just Cat. He’s good at inventing things. That’s what he tells everyone, anyway. But actually, not all of his inventions go wrong…
Victoria, Cat and the bag of holes
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Series: Victoria, Cat and..., Book 1. Price: Free! Words: 2,070. Language: English. Published: August 11, 2010. Category: Fiction » Children’s books » Fiction
(5.00)
Meet Victoria. She’s a girl and pretty laid back. And meet Cat. He’s a cat and…well, he’s just Cat. He proves it when she buys a bag of holes. Why? Well, what else do you use for making doughnuts…?
Supermog!
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Series: SUPERMOG!, Book 1. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 1,080. Language: English. Published: March 25, 2010. Category: Fiction » Children’s books » Fiction
(4.00)
Saving the world with the help of Fish Pie. A short tail...sorry, tale...about a superhero cat who isn't. New illustrated edition with artwork by Janice Carr.
The Ghosts of Headless Hall
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Series: BratReads. Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 5,110. Language: English. Published: December 28, 2009. Category: Fiction » Children’s books » Fiction
Three ghosts in search of somewhere new to haunt — Lord Moribund, Sir Percival de Seest and their faithful serf, Doenutt — come to Headless Hall, an old stately home now being used as a school. They meet Emily, who has a problem with the headmistress. They’d like to help but they’re actually not that good at haunting people, until they find a huge pair of knickers hanging in the kitchen...
Millie's Mum
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Series: BratReads. Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 3,990. Language: English. Published: December 26, 2009. Category: Fiction » Children’s books » Fiction
Millie’s mum is always getting her words muddled, and this can lead to some very embarrassing moments in front of her friends. It’s after one muddled conversation too many that Millie decides that something must be done about her. But what? She needs a brilliant idea. In fact, she needs a brilliantly brilliant idea…
Brooman and the Monster under the Bed
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Series: BratReads. Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 5,060. Language: English. Published: December 26, 2009. Category: Fiction » Children’s books » Fiction
Brooman is often tired but that’s because he has a little sister who wakes him most nights with wild stories about bogeymen and suchlike under her bed. And this latest one, about a monster called Cedric who burps black smoke and smells of bananas, is the last straw. But there’s something about this particular wild story. Because as he shoos her off back to bed, he detects the faint smell of-
Ratburger Salad
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Series: TeenReads. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 38,380. Language: English. Published: December 20, 2009. Category: Fiction » Children’s books » Fiction
(4.00)
They’re not going to learn Cookery at school, no way are they going to learn Cookery at school. They need to get themselves kicked out of the class, and they have the perfect plan that will allow just that to happen. Unfortunately, there’s just one small obstacle to them carrying it out…
Giuliana and the Giant
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Series: Snippets. Price: Free! Words: 1,790. Language: English. Published: December 19, 2009. Category: Fiction » Children’s books » Fiction
(5.00)
Ever wondered what causes the ground to quake and buildings to shake and the sudden rumble of thunder? Could be you have a giant living near you, a giant with terrible table manners...
Lord Mustard
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Series: BratReads. Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 7,300. Language: English. Published: December 13, 2009. Category: Fiction » Children’s books » Fiction
Lord Mustard is broke. No, actually, he’s seriously broke. His cook hasn’t been paid in months, Mustard Manor is falling down around his ears, and he has a telephone bill to pay. He needs money but how to make it, that’s the question. But he manages, and by becoming something no lord has ever been before: he becomes a street entertainer, a tap-dancer. But not the usual kind of tap-dancer...
Ghoul School
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Series: BratReads. Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 5,080. Language: English. Published: December 13, 2009. Category: Fiction » Children’s books » Fiction
Ghoul School is different. It’s a school where ugly is beautiful. Three students—Jodie, Kate and Naomi—are chosen to represent the school in a forthcoming fashion show. But Naomi’s head keeps falling off, and since that would be very unfashionable, they have a problem. Do they succeed in solving it? After a fashion. In fact, very much after a fashion...
Naomi's Gnome
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Series: BratReads. Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 5,000. Language: English. Published: December 13, 2009. Category: Fiction » Children’s books » Fiction
One night, Naomi is woken by the sound of scratching. She gets up to see a door appearing in her bedroom wall, then a face, then a small figure. This figure is a home gnome, there to make life (as he puts it) “interesting” for her and her family. And while he is annoying in the extreme, he does at least prove useful when it comes to getting rid of unwanted guests...
Astra Norte - Space Cadet: Log entry 1
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Series: BratReads. Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 5,150. Language: English. Published: December 13, 2009. Category: Fiction » Children’s books » Fiction
Hi, I’m Astra Norte and I’m a Space Cadet. Yeah, yeah, I’ve heard all the jokes. Anyway, this is the first of my space logs, and I have to tell you, it’s been a pretty scary voyage so far. I mean…Uh? What do you mean, let ’em read it for themselves?…Oh, oka-a-a-ay. Sorry, people, but I have to go. Just read and enjoy. Okay?
Sophie's Spell
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Series: BratReads. Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 12,020. Language: English. Published: December 13, 2009. Category: Fiction » Children’s books » Fiction
Sophie is a witch. She didn't know she was a witch until she was asked to cook tea one evening. Naturally, she puts these new-found powers to good use. First, against her horrible teacher for being in an unusually bad mood and making the class recite the 27½ times table twice. Second, against her Uncle Nesbit, who has come to stay and whose appetite is legendary...
Tall Thomas
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Series: BratReads. Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 4,820. Language: English. Published: December 13, 2009. Category: Fiction » Children’s books » Fiction
Thomas isn't actually tall. He's called Tall Thomas because he likes to tell tall stories. It takes a neighbour with a magic spell to stop him. But it doesn't end there. If he wants the spell to stop working, he must start doing something he's never done in his life...

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Smashwords book reviews by David Elvar

  • Oh Doctor, the Places You Will Go... on Sep. 06, 2011

    A good point well made. As for the rhyming and illustrations, I've seen a lot worse. If this author has any more in the same vein, I for one would be very happy to see it.
  • The 4 Types of Artists – Starving, Dying, Dead, and Rich! on Sep. 16, 2011

    I'll second the previous review. Full of humour and containing a healthy dose of reality, much of what is in this charming little book could equally well apply to us writers. It applies to everyone else, of course: I plan to be rich and famous by the end of the year. Yeah, yeah, I read the bit about probability but I'm a writer, not a mathematician.