Dodo Books

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Dodo Books is dedicated to producing books and downloadable files of much of the writing and artwork on the Picture Books website http://www.dandi.me.uk
Although the material on this website is free to access and download, the illustrations and texts of selected titles have been published in response to several requests for stories in book format.

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Fantasy Designs
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Price: Free! Words: 140. Language: English. Published: December 4, 2014 by Dodo Books. Category: Nonfiction » Art, Architecture, Photography » Applied arts
(5.00)
20 detailed line drawings. Suggestions for embroidery, greetings cards and other craftwork.
Short Stories: Fantasy, Fiction and Horror
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Series: Short Stories · Fiction for Older Children and Teenagers. Price: Free! Words: 18,330. Language: English. Published: October 5, 2014 by Dodo Books. Category: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Anthology
(3.00)
Reality can be more astounding than fantasy, and often unfurls a mysterious tendril to draw in the unsuspecting person. Encounters with troglodytes in a crypt, fluorescent honey and the house that goes to the ultimate extreme to get rid of its inhabitants, can happen.
Moss
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Price: Free! Words: 57,500. Language: English. Published: August 4, 2014 by Dodo Books. Category: Fiction » Literature » Visionary & metaphysical
The evidence of a fabulous ancient past is about to be lost forever with the death of an enigmatic recluse. The last people to witness this mysterious civilisation’s power were blown up by an explosion that baffled and alarmed the authorities who attempted to commit its existence to oblivion.
Flower Designs
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Price: Free! Words: 140. Language: English. Published: June 17, 2014 by Dodo Books. Category: Nonfiction » Art, Architecture, Photography » Crafts - General
(5.00)
21 detailed line drawings. Suggestions for embroidery, greetings cards and other craftwork.
How to Confuse a Dragon
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 78,810. Language: English. Published: May 24, 2014 by Dodo Books. Category: Fiction » Fantasy » General
An improbable tale of an operatic singer, dragon, ogres, magical realms, international conspiracy, and basic bookkeeping.
Patterns
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Price: Free! Words: 140. Language: English. Published: May 16, 2014 by Dodo Books. Category: Nonfiction » Art, Architecture, Photography » Applied arts
20 detailed line drawings. Suggestions for embroidery, greetings cards and other craftwork.
Paisley Patterns
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Price: Free! Words: 130. Language: English. Published: April 8, 2014 by Dodo Books. Category: Nonfiction » Art, Architecture, Photography » Crafts - General
20 detailed line drawings. Suggestions for embroidery, greetings cards and other craftwork.
An Alphabet of Characters from Mythology
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Price: Free! Words: 4,960. Language: British English. Published: February 18, 2014 by Dodo Books. Category: Nonfiction » Children's Books » Social Science / Folklore & Mythology
(3.00)
26 iconic deities from around the world, many still revered today, depicted in detailed, line artwork.
Short SF Stories, Tales for Technophobes
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Series: Short Stories, Book 3 · Short Stories for Grown-ups, Book 2. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 33,680. Language: English. Published: August 21, 2013 by Dodo Books. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
For those who view with deep suspicion the tyranny of unrelenting technological advance … and those who do not have the need to take their science fiction too seriously.
Short Stories, Sweet and Sour Fiction
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Series: Short Stories, Book 2 · Short Stories for Grown-ups, Book 1. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 17,000. Language: English. Published: March 20, 2013 by Dodo Books. Category: Fiction » Anthologies » Short stories - single author
(5.00)
The bonds people forge can be glorious, everlasting and filled with devotion. All too often they are problematic and dogged by regrets. Many more are not what they seem. Devotion to a lost partner is one thing, devotion to the long dead quite another, and an orang-utan with a sweet tooth can be more appreciative than the family everything has been sacrificed for.
Click!
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 1,210. Language: English. Published: May 31, 2011 by Dodo Books. Category: Fiction » Children’s books » Fiction
Minty finds a magical mouse which transforms weeds into sunflowers, lizards into dinosaurs, and her brother into a dog. Picture story with line illustrations.
Possomly's Bomb
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Series: Full Colour Picture Books, Book 12. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 930. Language: English. Published: May 26, 2011 by Dodo Books. Category: Fiction » Children’s books » Fairy tales & fables
(5.00)
Ancient astronauts in the distant past escape to new worlds. Picture story with 32 colour illustrations.
The Sorcerer's Apprentice
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Series: Full Colour Picture Books, Book 11. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 600. Language: English. Published: May 26, 2011 by Dodo Books. Category: Fiction » Children’s books » Fairy tales & fables
A bucket, a broom, and badly cast spell… Picture book with 32 colour illustrations.
The Love for Three Oranges
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Series: Full Colour Picture Books, Book 10. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 1,380. Language: English. Published: May 25, 2011 by Dodo Books. Category: Fiction » Children’s books » Fairy tales & fables
(5.00)
A hypochondriac prince is cursed with the love for three oranges for laughing at the disguise of the wicked witch, Fata Morgana. Adapted from the opera by Sergei Prokofiev which is based on the commedia dell'arte play by Carlo Gozzi.
Mr Blot
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Series: Full Colour Picture Books, Book 9. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 1,640. Language: English. Published: May 21, 2011 by Dodo Books. Category: Fiction » Children’s books » Fiction
Meet Mr Blot, the officious teapot who insists that there is a form to be filled in for everything. A picture book with 34 illustrations in full colour.
Ganesha, the Elephant-faced God
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Series: Full Colour Picture Books, Book 8. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 590. Language: English. Published: May 21, 2011 by Dodo Books. Category: Fiction » Children’s books » Fairy tales & fables
Ganesha rides in the moonlight on his demon rat, which is scared by a snake. A picture story with 32 full colour illustrations.
King of Dolphin Island
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Series: Full Colour Picture Books, Book 7. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 1,260. Language: English. Published: May 18, 2011 by Dodo Books. Category: Fiction » Children’s books » Fairy tales & fables
A haunted volcanic island takes revenge on pirates. A picture story with 32 full colour illustrations.
Beaky and Squeaky
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Series: Full Colour Picture Books, Book 6. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 510. Language: English. Published: May 17, 2011 by Dodo Books. Category: Fiction » Children’s books » Fairy tales & fables
This is the picture story of twins, two dolphins and a very jealous macaw. 30 full colour illustrations.
Bumblechunk and Tangle-Toof
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Series: Full Colour Picture Books, Book 5. Price: Free! Words: 490. Language: English. Published: May 15, 2011 by Dodo Books. Category: Fiction » Children’s books » Fairy tales & fables
(5.00)
Two dragons - one forest. They both believe it belongs to them. Picture story with 30 full colour illustrations.
Barnaby Bell's Hot Air Balloon
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Series: Full Colour Picture Books, Book 4. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 600. Language: English. Published: May 12, 2011 by Dodo Books. Category: Fiction » Children’s books » Fairy tales & fables
Picture story about an adventurous 18th century inventor with full colour illustrations.
Angelo and the Sunbeam Jewel
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Series: Full Colour Picture Books, Book 3. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 1,400. Language: English. Published: May 12, 2011 by Dodo Books. Category: Fiction » Children’s books » Fairy tales & fables
A picture story about a boy who finds a magical meteorite. 32 full colour illustrations.
The Grunnick
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Series: Full Colour Picture Books, Book 2. Price: Free! Words: 620. Language: English. Published: May 8, 2011 by Dodo Books. Category: Fiction » Children’s books » Fairy tales & fables
(4.00)
Like most bullies, the Grunnick was full of nothing but hot air. 32 colour illustrations.
An Odd Alphabet
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Series: Full Colour Picture Books, Book 1. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 320. Language: English. Published: May 5, 2011 by Dodo Books. Category: Nonfiction » Children's Books » Fairy tales and fables
A journey through an alphabet of unlikely characters and odd ideas. 30 full colour illustrations.
Simply Flowers, Summer
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Series: Flower Photographs, Book 3. Price: Free! Words: 170. Language: English. Published: May 4, 2011 by Dodo Books. Category: Nonfiction » Home and Garden » Gardening
28 full colour flower photographs.
Simply Flowers, Spring and Summer
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Series: Flower Photographs, Book 2. Price: Free! Words: 160. Language: English. Published: May 4, 2011 by Dodo Books. Category: Nonfiction » Home and Garden » Gardening
28 full colour flower photographs.
Simply Flowers, Spring
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Series: Flower Photographs, Book 1. Price: Free! Words: 160. Language: English. Published: May 4, 2011 by Dodo Books. Category: Nonfiction » Home and Garden » Gardening
28 full colour flower photographs.
Duckbill Soup
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Series: Planet Dweller, Book 3. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 47,110. Language: English. Published: November 22, 2010 by Dodo Books. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » General
A sequel to The Planet Dweller and Moving Moosevan. Human civilisation has been moved to Titan. It is now in a synchronous orbit on the opposite side of the Sun to the Earth. Titan has no oceans, so when the atmosphere starts to deteriorate, the two shape-changing super-beings who caused the problem in the first place are sent back to rectify things. Can they make matters even worse? Read on …
The Kybion
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 52,190. Language: English. Published: October 26, 2010 by Dodo Books. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » General
A mysterious force has almost sucked dry the Ojal's energy pools. Controller Opu is charged with finding a solution. Breaking Galactic law, her search leads to Earth where the characters involved are not all what they seem. There is an unnervingly independent student, two sinister spiritualists, a bullet-proof black policeman, and a youthful watcher apparently over a hundred years old.
Moving Moosevan
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Series: Planet Dweller, Book 2. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 47,670. Language: English. Published: October 26, 2010 by Dodo Books. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » General
Moosevan has been moved to a new planet after the machinations of the empire building Mott, Kulp, and Dax and Reniola, cosmic super intelligences, ensured its destruction. Moosevan now lives inside the Earth, adding interesting twists to motorways. Unfortunately, Mott androids and Kulp turn their attention to the Earth. Even worse, Dax and Reniola are sent to deal with them.
Green Fingers
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Series: Fiction for Older Children and Teenagers, Book 1. Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 28,890. Language: English. Published: October 26, 2010 by Dodo Books. Category: Fiction » Children’s books » Fiction
There is a strange glow in Penny’s greenhouse. She knows how to grow every flower, fruit and vegetable you can name, and perhaps even ones that come from another planet.
Hunder
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 72,650. Language: English. Published: October 26, 2010 by Dodo Books. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » General
Hunder is moody and prone to tantrums. He is also the bio computer that controls intergalactic travel and moves worlds. When God arrives, the Supreme Deity is more interested in annihilating the communicator, Ansopha, “spawn of the Devil”. So the Devil enlists the help of retired photojournalist, Gladys Hodge, staying at Brinton-on-Sea. The small seaside town is never quite the same again.
Nightingale
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 67,040. Language: English. Published: October 26, 2010 by Dodo Books. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » General
Aliens from another dimension are abducting humans. Severing the link could destroy both worlds. The solution is in the hands of a six-foot, purple septuagenarian with a bad attitude and agenda of her own.
Different Dragons
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Series: Fiction for Older Children and Teenagers, Book 3. Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 15,760. Language: English. Published: October 25, 2010 by Dodo Books. Category: Fiction » Children’s books » Fiction
Everyone has dragons. Charlie is best friends with his. Mandy doesn’t recognise hers until she loses her spaceship. The only way to travel in the universe of the imagination is by dragon.
The Glee Machine
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Series: Fiction for Older Children and Teenagers, Book 2. Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 19,960. Language: English. Published: October 25, 2010 by Dodo Books. Category: Fiction » Children’s books » Fiction
The Glee Machine can conjure up every fantastic world you could want to visit. It also conjures up murderous gargoyles that want to suck your mind dry. 
Bald Wendy
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 72,440. Language: English. Published: October 24, 2010 by Dodo Books. Category: Fiction » Humor & comedy » General
Preston Niblock’s wife dies in a fire that destroys the last business standing in the way of Palace Parade, a new shopping mall. He uncovers the truth about the development, so is bribed to keep quiet. But the local shopkeepers put out of business enlist the support of a crusading councillor, brilliant accountant, and backing of Preston’s ill gotten millions. What could go wrong?
Short Stories For Older, and Not Quite So Old, Children
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Series: Short Stories, Book 1 · Fiction for Older Children and Teenagers, Book 4. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 15,440. Language: English. Published: October 23, 2010 by Dodo Books. Category: Fiction » Children’s books » Fiction
Tales about sticky confectionary, talking fish, restless gargoyles, mysterious magical eggs in the depths of space, a reasonable giant rat, worlds made with words and worlds drowned in rivers of chocolate… For teenagers and children. (Some suitable for adults as well.)
The Aton Bird
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 83,550. Language: English. Published: October 22, 2010 by Dodo Books. Category: Fiction » Fantasy » Paranormal
Ahmose looks after the menagerie at the temple of Amon Ra and is a secret devotee of the Aton. The vengeful Ra transforms him into a golden bird damned to live forever and only turn into a man for a few days every five centuries. The curse of Ra is also drawn down onto those Ahmose encounters. The alchemists, Helen Maat and Dinan, and the soldier, Gerard Jorden, are also condemned to immortality.
Babel's Basement
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 52,170. Language: English. Published: October 22, 2010 by Dodo Books. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » General
The direct descendent of a carnivorous dinosaur has returned to claim the Earth. Commander Pyg sets up her base in the ancient subterranean Ossiane Empire. Nothing can stop her exterminating the human race apart from an eccentric geologist, sceptical science master, and a few surviving Ossianes. And none of them know about the comet on collision course with the Earth.
The Planet Dweller
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Series: Planet Dweller, Book 1. Price: Free! Words: 46,990. Language: British English. Published: October 21, 2010 by Dodo Books. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » General
Diana hears the voice of Moosevan, an entity who inhabits a distant planet, in her head. Her world is threatened and she wants Diana’s help. Yuri believes her, though he's usually drunk in charge of a ten inch reflector and has a bizarre theory about the movement of the asteroids. Then two cosmic intelligences decide to help. They may understand the Universe, but mere mortals are beyond them.


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