Harv Sterriker


Harv Sterriker taught school in Minnesota, Michigan,and in Kentucky for many years.He's retired now and lives in Flordia near canals and alligators,(not getting too close to them). He spends his time writing about,watching,and observing nature and wildlife.

Smashwords Interview

What can narrative poetry offer to its reader?
Narrative poetry can provide an immediate image response in the mind of the reader. Its vivid imagery can sail - glide - drift - race - or float cloud-like into the receptive discerning mind - and there its images may haunt - cheer - or bind. More lofty words than poetry one will seldom hear or find.
What tribute would you offer to the great writers of America's past?
Generally the great writers and poets of America's past had a profound love and respect for nature, the environment, and hard work. This love and respect was reflected in their vividly descriptive writings. Names of great poets and writers such as Longfellow - Whittier - Freneau - Frost - and Clemens come to mind. Of course there were many other great ones too. These writers engaged and mesmerized their audiences and readers. They showed both strength and depth in their writings.

In Longfellow's poem, "The Village Blacksmith", the blacksmith personified hard working rural America. The frontiersmen related to this giant guy who worked for and with them from sunrise to sunset. This giant wielded his mighty hammer forging his creations for the frontiersmen. The frontiersmen did much the same forging day by day their own little pieces of the American dream. Today we can still hear and appreciate the strength, depth, and beauty in Longfellow's phrases and immortal words in, "The Village Blacksmith".
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Birds We Love
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 1,230. Language: English. Published: September 25, 2014. Category: Fiction » Children’s books » Animals
This is a narrative poetry book about six different birds - what they eat - where they live - and what they do. The first story is titled - The Ruby Throated Hummingbird - the second story titled - The Eagle - the the third story titled - The Wild Turkey - the fourth story titled - The Baltimore Oriole - the fifth story titled - The Cardinal - and the last story titled - The Great Blue Heron.
The Millionaire
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 1,050. Language: English. Published: August 24, 2014. Category: Fiction » Children’s books » Stories in Verse
A millionaire decides to give away some of his money. His plan is to hide it in the park somewhere. He watches as the characters search for the money throughout the story. Some of the characters include; a friendly lady, a boy, girl, handyman, monkey, and dog. Almost everyone is searching for the cash. As the characters are introduced the suspense grows. Who will find the hidden cash?
Adventures of Eagle Eye
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 1,000. Language: English. Published: May 23, 2013. Category: Fiction » Adventure » Action
The Adventures of Eagle Eye is a narrative poetry book about a big bald eagle. She swoops and dives, but sometimes fails to catch her prey. Some of the animals she sees are; Woody Woodchuck - Porky the porcupine - Phil the armadillo - a boy with an awesome kite --. Find out what other things Eagle Eye saw on her adventuresome flights. You may be surprised at the ending of the book.
Barney's Busy Day
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 1,070. Language: English. Published: May 3, 2013. Category: Fiction » Children’s books » Animals
Barney has worked hard all day long pulling heavy loads of grain.The boy feels sorry for him and offers a little encouragement and comfort. Barney interacts with the animals in a series of flashback incidents in the book. Some characters in the book are; Mousella Mouse - A sparrow - Bob White -. The book is especially good for horse lovers everywhere. Find out why Barney rushes to get home.
Momo At The Farm
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 1,490. Language: English. Published: April 15, 2013. Category: Fiction » Children’s books » Animals
Momo meets new friends at Farmer Bill's farm. She tries to help Farmer Bill keep track of them all. Some of them try to imitate animals. Other characters try to imitate humans. Some of the characters are; Feisty, the bull - Brownie, the hen - and Frisky, the goat. Please note that Farmer Bill leaves no oars in his fishing boat. Could this have something to do with a "character" in the story?
Momo At The Doggie Park And A Starling Show
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 970. Language: English. Published: January 26, 2013. Category: Fiction » Children’s books » Animals
In the first story -Momo At The Doggie Park - Momo meets new friends at the doggie park. Meet some of them like Max and Little Cairn Terrier. There is a surprise at the end of this story. In the story - A Starling Show - the characters below react to the spectacular show above. Find out some of the funny things which happened to people and animals as they watched the spectacular show.
Momo At The Doggie Beach And Other Stories
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 1,370. Language: English. Published: November 17, 2011. Category: Fiction » Children’s books » Poetry
This book has three narrative poetry selections. State Fair Time - is a humorous story about what someone eats and does at the fair. Momo At The Beach - a humorous story about Momo's exciting and humorous explorations at the beach. The Fiddlers - a humorous story of people and animals visiting a park just "fiddling around". It's interesting watching this group of "characters" visiting the park.
Little Momo
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 420. Language: English. Published: October 24, 2011. Category: Fiction » Children’s books » Poetry
Little Momo is a narrative poetry book about a little dachshund who loves to eat, and travel. She travels to Spain and looks out the plane window. She has an excellent sense of smell and sniffs at everything to see what it is and if she likes it. She has a noble ancestry and has hopes and dreams of great things in her life. Find out what her dreams are. This book is for dog lovers everywhere.
Bears Bees Honks and Hoots
Price: Free! Words: 2,420. Language: English. Published: October 8, 2011. Category: Fiction » Literature » Educational
This is a free narrative poetry book which has a study/discussion guide at the end of the book for each story . - Hungry Willie - is about a black bear that ate a lot. - A Dog in a Race - is about a dog who raced to a special place. - The Swan and I - is about the life of a care free swan. - Nature's Scents - is about fresh air we all like - but ---. - Big Jack - is a tragedy about an animal.
On Poet's Wings
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 1,580. Language: English. Published: September 28, 2011. Category: Fiction » Poetry » American poetry
This is a narrative poetry book with stories about- Hernando the Pelican - a very hungry bird. - A Firefly Show - about a boy watching the show. - The Ducklings Busy Day - a day trip with a mother on the lake. - Around The Dinner Table - about a dinner conversation around the table.- Night Skies - about what a boy sees looking up in the sky. - The Old Farm Yard - about the past and memories.

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