Life throws some dandy monkeywrenches sometimes. Overcoming the damage can take time. But my next novel needs to happen. It's half done.
Nature is calling as the wildflowers are blooming. My botany project books are filling in one plant at a time. There are only a thousand or so to go. I love a challenge.
Don't expect my books to be the same. Most are far different from any of the others. Challenge yourself with science investigations and puzzles in the Project books. Find out about goats in Goat Games, Capri Capers and Dora's Story. For Love of Goats shows their humorous side along with challenging your vocabulary and diction (I love alliteration and tongue twisters.).
Go on a virtual nature vacation through photography in Exploring the Ozark Hills or My Ozark Home. Pique a child's interest in nature with Waiting For Fairies.
Try the novels for some light reading.
There's lots to choose from.
Are there really fairies? This child wants to know and goes out to wait by a mushroom fairy ring. Many creatures are out on this warm Ozark night. This picture book is illustrated with original watercolor illustrations done by the author. Descriptions of the mushrooms and creatures are included at the end of the book.
Where do people get the water they use? How do they use it? What happens to the water after that? How much do you know about water? Explore all of these in this science activity book about water through its investigations, activities (Ever make a water rocket?), projects, puzzles, stories, trivia and more. Arranged primarily for ages 9 to 14, but adaptable for both younger and older ages.
This book is meant to read aloud – if you dare. Each alphabet letter has tongue twisters, alliterative stories or homonym word plays to challenge you. Raising goats may be daily work, but goat antics make for humorous reading. Sandwiched between the letters are a series of very short stories about Star, The Little Goat, and a series of reminiscences of a long time goat keeper.
"You will pay." says the note. Hazel thought Grandmother Marybeth's murder ended the family feud. Instead, as the note writer warns, Hazel faces one problem after another, each bringing a new round of bullying. The key lies in finding the note writer who is hiding behind her family's loyalty.
Day by day 25 years marched by here at "My Ozark Home." Photographs are memories of times and happenings on my hills and in my pastures. Each picture inspired an haiku. Each group of pictures brings an essay of thoughts and memories. Come join me on a celebratory look back at 25 years at "My Ozark Home."
Ridge is 16, road rally crazy and has his first car. And what a car! It's a white Ford Fiesta with flames on it. It's his ticket to freedom, adventure and trouble. For Ridge and Lisa, it's a ticket to safety, if Ridge can drive like a rally driver.
First Aleta's parents divorce. Next her room is invaded. She is angry, feeling rejected and worthless. Then she meets Edwina. Except no one can hear or see Edwina but Aleta. Life gets complicated. Edwina hates being bored. Things begin to happen.
Published: March 17, 2016.
Fiction » Adventure » General
Win the lottery. Live happily ever after. Harriet wishes this were so. Instead Leroy Rogue and Roscoe Rascal want that money and will kill to get it. Dan Janus wants to marry the money. Only Harriet's friend Deputy Arthur Carlson can help her through a maze of perils in this wild race reminiscent of an old time movie serial.
Dora is a goat. To Emily Dora is a best friend and way into the world of goats. For Leonard Dora is a companion to help him cope with the loss of his livestock and failing health. For Miranda and Susanna Dora is a betrayer yet possibly a savior. To Shawn Dora is a way to be like his older siblings. Dora is just a goat, or is she?
Hazel has left New York City behind. Crooked Creek leaves her with no cell phone, no internet. Hanging Rock School presents her with a family feud. Bullying, cyberbullying and resentment make her school days nightmares. This family she has never known will go to great lengths to drive her away.
Hazel's father promised to come home. He didn't. Hazel faces a world without him, a world she doesn't want, a world disintegrating around her. Somehow she must face bullying at school, loss of friends, grief at home, loss of her home. Only babysitting 4-year-old Bobby seems to help.
Tales from a farm - the Wild Bird
on April 15, 2015
This is indeed a delightful little book. The photographs are nice. The drawings were a bit light making them difficult to see in the PDF version.
The author was very dedicated to successfully raise a baby bird like Fred the sparrow. Her homestead is an interesting place and I enjoyed my short visit.