Ian Hutton

Biography

Hello everyone;
I have lots and lots of Free Readers. What I need are Patrons.
Patrons support Artists by buying their works. It’s how Artists live.
I am about to publish 'Great Stuff I Had to Throw Away'
specifically for Patrons. You become my Patron by buying it.
And you should because 'Great Stuff I Had to Throw Away'
contains some of my favourite stories and drawings.
. It is 60 pages of beauty, imagination and humour. .
. It contains a way to communicate with me directly.
. It feels good to be a Patron
And,
The Author, me, has broken the highest prices ever paid
for a Children's book by a living Author - Twice.
It means people value my stories. Nice.
.
And Free Readers can help by:
. telling people that a net search of: ‘smashwords, ian hutton’ will bring them here.
. give Stars to the stories.
. write 2 sentence Reviews. Read a story, think of 3 things it made you feel
and write them in 2 sentences. It’s fun to do with friends..
Thank you.
.
We need to fight an invisible, deadly Virus.
When we go outside, our best weapon is a mask.
I feel good wearing my weapon-mask because it’s effective.
cheers to safety which the Virus hates.
Ian

Where to buy in print

Books

O Live A Lout
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 320. Language: English. Published: August 3, 2020. Categories: Poetry » Canadian Poetry
There is a Dark visitor whom you glimpse from time to time when you are feeling alone and afraid. There is an answer to your fright. An action you can take: Take a look and laugh at him because his only weapon is fear.
'Great Stuff I had to Throw Away'
Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 4,670. Language: English. Published: July 28, 2020. Categories: Fiction » Literary collections » Canadian, Essay » Literature
'Great Stuff I Had to Throw Away’ is the Author’s Collection of his favourite Stories and Works of Art from 1970 - 2020. Compiled for his Patrons as a thank you for supporting his work. “Patrons realize that Artists are entrepreneurs who work without pay. Patrons, by purchasing our works, provide the income we need to continue.”
Elephants All We Do
Price: Free! Words: 280. Language: English. Published: August 15, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Children’s books » Stories in Verse, Fiction » Children’s books » Imagination & Play
When I was in Africa, painting elephants grey, this is what I heard them say: "Elephants all we do, we don't do a mouse, we don't do sticks, elephants all we do."
The Little Legs of Cows
Price: Free! Words: 270. Language: English. Published: October 9, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Children’s books » Stories in Verse, Fiction » Children’s books » Fairy tales & fables
Makes children laugh out loud. If you don't think so, just turn them upside down.
Captain Dricksmus Drake
Price: Free! Words: 570. Language: Canadian English. Published: April 15, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Children’s books » Fairy tales & fables, Fiction » Children’s books » Action & Adventure / Pirates
A lyrical nautical tale of bravery. It was a sure ship he set to course, the rigging tight, the brass looked kissed, they were smiling faces on a sun-swept ship, which pearled through the seas. Until one night, a mist slipped in with the darkness...
Warts and Onions.
Price: Free! Words: 300. Language: English. Published: July 11, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Children’s books » Entertainment, Fiction » Children’s books » Stories in Verse
Age 5+ "Warts and onions, liver and mold, cabbages and milk 9 days old. These are the things I love, these are the things I have in my house and you are coming to dinner soon!"
S o c k s.
Price: Free! Words: 170. Language: English. Published: June 4, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Children’s books » Stories in Verse, Fiction » Children’s books » Entertainment
My Mother asked me to change my socks. I did. I changed one into a feather, and the other into a zebra. A Zebra? No, no, they eat too much, my Mother said. So sorry mama and I changed it into water and ran it down my drain. If you see a striped sock...
Owle, Chicken, Bear, Sparrow, and Stanley in Winter.
Series: The Stories of 'Owle, Chicken, Bear, Sparrow and Stanley.'. Price: Free! Words: 3,260. Language: English. Published: March 16, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Children’s books » Entertainment, Fiction » Children’s books » Stories in Verse
Reader Review: “Friends in the forest, preparing for winter. Bear is a dreamer, Sparrow gets things done, Owle is wise and shares his ways. The characters are alive. The same characters are in the Rodeo story where I wondered who Stanley was. Now I know. Good fun.” Henry M.
Owle, Chicken, Bear, Sparrow and Stanley.
Series: The Stories of 'Owle, Chicken, Bear, Sparrow and Stanley.'. Price: Free! Words: 3,550. Language: English. Published: January 17, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Children’s books » Stories in Verse, Fiction » Children’s books » Family / General
(5.00 from 1 review)
Cowboy Chicken puts on a surprise rodeo. "Chicken worked all week long, carrying pails of nails, and wooden rails, and lanterns through the night. In and out of shadows he crept, with ladders dragging and buckets banging, but he did not cry for help. There were secrets in his eyes but not a word for anyone…"
The Wooden Captain
Price: Free! Words: 900. Language: English. Published: December 11, 2011. Categories: Fiction » Children’s books » Fairy tales & fables, Fiction » Children’s books » Action & Adventure / Pirates
(5.00 from 1 review)
A Librarian's Review: "This dreamlike story isn't 'wooden'. It's a joyful imaginative sea voyage containing fascinating wordplay. I recommend it."
Frog and Toad and a Game of Three.
Price: Free! Words: 2,160. Language: English. Published: December 11, 2011. Categories: Fiction » Children’s books » Stories in Verse, Fiction » Children’s books » Family / General
(5.00 from 2 reviews)
Age 3+ A tale of friendship and adventure. Simple, warm, comforting. "Frog has a grand vision. Toad makes and plays a bull rush flute. Beaver builds the raft. Mrs. Watermouse makes a beautiful sail, and Mole is in charge of Pomp and Pageantry. And Turtle, well, Turtle prefers worry."
Alphabet Song
Series: Alphabet Song stories. Price: Free! Words: 620. Language: English. Published: December 9, 2011. Categories: Fiction » Children’s books » Imagination & Play, Fiction » Children’s books » Stories in Verse
(5.00 from 1 review)
Do you know? That the alphabet actually begins with F-first, where F-first belongs? And then, of course, it ends with E at the very end of this song: "F G H I J K L,,,,M N O P Q R S T U,,,,V W X,,,,Y and Z,,, A B C,,,, D and E,,,, now I've sung my F G H's."

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