I'm a qualified teacher and librarian who has had seven children's books published in traditional form in the UK and USA. I've also had about sixty short stories published in British and Australian magazines.
In 2012 I set up a child-friendly website, www.megamousebooks.com, to offer free children's stories, ebooks and printable puzzles. Five years later I created my second site, www.englishliteratureebooks.com, as a home for free abridged classic novels and classic poetry ebook collections. Keeping both sites going is proving a full-time job, but a very enjoyable one!
on Aug. 26, 2014 :
I enjoyed reading Doofus, the Dog of Doom. It is a mix of legend and fantasy. All the characters are well drawn, and have adorable quirks and strengths.
The momentum of the story builds up from the strange dog that howls to dangerous creatures like wolves and big cats, which are far from ordinary.
The writing is very good, occasionally philosophical, and poetic.
For instance, 'When she reached the waterfall there was nobody there but the water, although that seemed like a person in itself, busily talking to her in a liquid language that she felt she ought to know.'
But these do not affect the pace of the story, they are just interesting asides, as the story progresses to a satisfactory end.
(review of free book)