Synopsis: Little Straggler is about the life of a baby elephant. He is smaller than the other babies and tires easily. His mum is constantly dropping back from the herd to find him. One wet night the whole herd is kidnapped by the humans. It’s up to Little Straggler to save them and his mum.
Dig a hole to China? H,mmm.
An email triggered one such episode for the author. For instance, if you dug a hole to China and installed an elevator, when you got to China would you come out head first or feet first? What happens if you missed China and hit the ocean? K. K. Ricky explores this perplexing philosophical dilemma.
Something transpired two years prior, unveiling something hidden that Milly seemed to constantly dream. A hidden something, concealed by brambles, forgotten in time.
A hole. A deep, deep hole, with something inside.
Sefik Daupovic - Fiko, the author of ELEPHANT LAKE,
this collection of ten stories for children, has visited many unusual places, including Drum Town, where parents play the drums whenever they want to discipline their offspring. He has also observed an elephant working as an elevator and been in a town whose inhabitants do nothing but play marbles.
Illustrations: Rifat Sahman
In the late 1880s, two Austrian coal miner brothers were among the thousands of Europeans that immigrated to America. Going to work as replacement 'scabs' for the striking miners at one of the many mines of the booming Southeast Kansas coal fields, they searched for a better life as new naturalized citizens, but instead, found the same dangerous and unhealthy working conditions.
Clay has long been taunted by the ferocious Cerberus on his route to meet Elsa at the Tea Room. One day the beast finally watches Clay's life fall into chaotic ruin midst the devastation of the Coffee Bang. The facial anomaly that Clay discovers in the mirror as he tries to cope with ensuing entropy following the event, sucks him deeper and deeper into a black hole of despair.