Peter John Tye is a grandfather of four delightful young children, and father of two sons. He started telling this sons bedtime short stories many years ago when they were youngsters, and has continued to tell bedtime stories to both this grandchildren and those of his friends children who came to stay from time to time.
Some were longer and some were very short, and it was this mix of bedtime stories that were so successful with requests to often repeat certain ones. Stories such as the Proud House, the Lazy Lamp post, and the Lost Nose, to mention just three, were asked for time and time again.
All of these stories were designed to quieten down children when in bed, allowing them to stay in bed and listen prior to going to sleep. By using just their imagination, and not showing them any pictures from story books, it proved to be a very successful method of storytelling,
Instead of compiling a compendium of these stories and sending them off to hopefully be published at what would prove to be quite a high price, he has decided to self publish several at a time at very low cost in the hope that small children everywhere will enjoy them.
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Iceball is set in the year 2185 with World’s technologically advanced concepts developed but slowly. Jim Malone the chief test pilot for the Nalt corporation is sent on a long mission in a small and untried spacecraft to destroy a very large ball of ice which is on a collision path with the Earth. Unknown at the time it contains a large spaceship with a woman in hybernation.
Nancy Spellman & The Forest of Fear
Nancy Spellman and her friend Mary are whisked off to a strange and magical planet called Hooth. Before they can catch their breath they are thrust into desperate adventures to help find three earth children and save the planet from the enslaving Spigworts.
The Magic Pebble and the Purple Dragon
One day after Jack had returned home from the village school around 4.15pm, he asked his mother if he could go down into the fields to play before is dinner. His mother looked at him fondly and told him that it would be alright as long as he made sure he was back in time for this dinner at 6.15pm sharp. Jack duly promised to be back by that time, and happily set off for another adventure...
The Magic Pebble
Once upon a time, along time ago, there was a little boy called Jack, who was lonely because he had no brothers or sisters. He lived with his parents on a small island about three miles of the mainland. One day Jack finds a most unusual pebble and so the adventure begins!
The Astonishing Garden
The astonishing garden was certainly very different from all the other gardens in the area. I was really quite big, and on two levels, with lawns and gravel paths, small trees and shrubs, and lots of flowers of all kinds. However, this garden was very different, because it was a magic garden, and with some very special properties....
Louis Lobster was big, very big, in fact he was the biggest lobster in the whole world, almost as big as a motor car. Because of this, nobody would play with him, and he was always very lonely.
The sea was a lovely blue, and the sun was shining brightly over the water. Deep at the bottom of the sea it was very sandy with lots of large rocks scattered all over the place. Amongst the seaweed and coral there were quite a lot of octopuses who used to play together, including one very small octopus called Oliver....
The Very Proud House
The Very Proud House was the tallest house around. Sitting on a little hill in a most beautiful part of the country. One day three men came up to the house and rang the door bell. Several weeks later the proud house heard deep rumbling noises coming up the road....
The Lazy Lamp Post
Larry Lamp Post was very lazy indeed, sometimes he would go to sleep and nearly forget to light his lamps! Something had to be done.
The Lost Nose
The lost nose should have been on a face of someone but got left behind in Fairyland.
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