MICHAEL WENBERG is the author of the ebook, "The Last Eagle," a World War II adventure story, as well as ten ebooks for children, "Henri the Clown," "Stinky Dog," "The Tiger Wind," "The Boy Who Hated Flowers," "Captain Lewis's Dog," "Dognapped," "Oops," "Melba's Slide Trombone," "Tubby the Forgotten Tugboat", two young adult novels, "Stringz" (2010, Westside Books) and "Seattle Blues" (2009, Westside Books), and the picture book, "Elizabeth's Song" (2002, Beyond Words Publishing). "Stringz" and "Seattle Blues" are Flamingnet Top Choice Award winners. "Stringz" was selected to the Pennsylvania School Librarian's Top 40 List for 2010. "Seattle Blues" was picked a best book of the year by the Bank Street School of Education in 2009. A highly regarded speaker in schools, Wenberg uses his trombone-playing to introduce children to his stories, reading, writing, and music. Wenberg lives with his wife, Sandy, an architectural color consultant, and his teenage son, Lucas, in Kingston, Washington, a small village on Washington state's Puget Sound. Wenberg has attended Seattle Pacific University and Eastern Washington University and holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in English from Gonzaga University. When he’s not writing, spending time with his family, or playing his trombone, you can find him backpacking, mountain biking, or snow skiing, depending on the season.
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Slaveboy, The Fiddling for Freedom Series, Book 1
"Slaveboy,"the first book in the Fiddling for Freedom series, was inspired by the life of African-American slave and pioneer, Louis Southworth, who traveled the Oregon Trail with his mother and master in the early 1850s and then went on to earn enough money to buy his freedom by playing fiddle in the gold camps in California and Nevada. This is a middle-grade chapter book.
The Boy Who Hated Flowers
The death of a parent touches children in profound ways. In this tender story, a young boy begins to come to terms with the death of his mother with the help of his grandmother and some very "wild" flowers.
The Tiger Wind
When the tiger wind blows, you never know what might happen, especially if you make the mistake and open a window. That's what happens in this story, and it leads to an unforgettable nighttime romp with a tiger wind on the prowl.
When Gwennie the golden retriever rolls in something stinky at the beach, she may have ruined Peter and Beth's plans for her to win a prize at the county fair. The kids, however, aren't ready to give up. They decide to take the long way back home, and see if any of their quirky neighbors can help turn their dog back into her typical, sweet smelling self.
Henri the Clown
The Flaubert's have been clowns for generations. Of course, everyone assumes Henri will follow in the family tradition. No one, however, bothers to find out what Henri wants to do–-and he has something completely different in mind.
The Last Eagle
Hitler's invasion of Poland is going off without a hitch. Except for one problem. The Polish submarine, "Eagle," has managed to escape into the Baltic. Hitler wants the submarine captured and the crew dead. They have another goal in mind--rendezvous with the British Fleet and continue the battle. For the "Eagle" the war is just beginning.
Inspired by the true story of the submarine, "Orzel."
Nothing was more fascinating to Native Americans than the big Newfoundland dog named Seaman accompanying the Lewis and Clark Expedition. When he disappears, his master, Captain Lewis, immediately fears that their fascination has turned into something much more serious.
Captain Lewis's Dog
While making preparations for the Lewis and Clark Expedition in 1803, Captain Meriwether Lewis saves a big black Newfoundland dog's life when he buys him from the dog's cruel master. Little does he know that his dog will get a chance to return the favor. If you like this story, you might also be interested in reading the sequel, "Dognapped," another Smashwords ebook.
Olympia Octavia Penelope Smith hates her name. Of course, changing it to something else is out of the question, but no one said anything about nicknames. So one morning, Olivia sets out to find a nickname. What she ends up with and who provides it is the most surprising thing of all.
Melba's Slide Trombone
Melba has always wanted to play the trombone, but she's too small. Tired of waiting around until she's big enough, she decides to take matters into her own hands with humorous and unexpected results.
Tubby the Forgotten Tugboat
Over the years, Tubby the Tugboat has gotten used to spending his days forgotten in Backwater Bay. But that's changing. One way or another, Tubby is about to become useful once again-and that's why he and his friends are worried. Is Tubby on his way to the scrap yard? Or is there still a place in the world for an undersized tugboat like Tubby? Read the story and find out!
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