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Two boys, two dragons, a magic book and an epic adventure!

Published July 5, 2015 by Michelle Dennis - Author

The lantern above him flickered to life. William knew it must be meal time if the lanterns were coming on, but he did not intend to return to his dorm. He had to work out what was happening with the leather~bound book. For as long as he could remember, William  had carried it around in his backpack, but the pages were blank. That was until he had turned seventeen, just days before. Suddenly, from the day of his birthday, words began to appear on the pages. Not just words, but runes, which swam across the page, and curly letters forming strange words that made his eyes strain and his heart race. Stranger still was that the words were written in handwriting that seemed familiar to William – like that of a long lost friend or relative.

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http://www.amazon.com/gp/aw/d/1512236659/ref=mp_s_a_1_1_twi_3_pap?qid=1435963731&sr=1-1&keywords=Wolfbaene

http://www.smashwords.com/books/view/544766

I have always loved books. From Golden Books, Peter Pan, Puff the Magic Dragon, Redwood, Narnia, Peter Rabbit and many more, my imagination fed on the words of these stories.

As an adult, with children of my own, I still love to read stories of magic, adventure and romance. (My writing room is filled with books and trinkets a dragon would be jealous of!)

Wolfbaene is my precious gift to the wonderful world of literature and I truly hope you like it!

Xx Mich

Meet the Author: Elaine Ouston

Published July 5, 2015 by Michelle Dennis - Author

In Their Own Write

ELAINE’S TOP WRITING TIP: Writing is a profession. Like any other profession, you need to invest time and money to learn how to be the best. Learn the craft by taking lots of workshops and make sure your manuscript is the best it can be before it goes out by paying an editor to find your mistakes. A writer is far too close to their work to see the mistakes they have made.  

 

Elaine Ouston p5smallElaine Ouston lives in Queensland, Australia. She has a Master of Letters in Creative Writing. She edits for other writers, is managing editor at Morris Publishing Australia, and has set up a writers’ centre, Gondor Writers’ Centre, in Kilcoy, Qld where she teaches writing to adults and children.

Her four published children’s books vary from a picture book to two books in a fantasy series, The Mystery of Nida Valley, for 9–16 year-olds. She…

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A sight word magician

Published March 21, 2015 by Michelle Dennis - Author

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Learning sight words or any words are hard for children. Either they have worked out the magic of sounding out words and they then stumble on a word like ‘was’ or they see the word circus and wonder why it doesn’t start with a /k/ sound.

Have some fun with your kids, make learning something they enjoy and ask you to do over and over again.

Here are 5 magical quick games that will help your child learn sight words and are fun.

* These activities can be used with letters, numbers, spelling words, even scientific equations for University if your child is of that age.

magic 6A simple one which can be used with a pirate’s treasure chest, a secret box or magical magician’s memory minder. Hide a Golden Words, sight word, letters etc in the box. You may like to list the words on the outside to help your child remember what…

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The Dragons Are Singing Tonight

Published February 18, 2015 by Michelle Dennis - Author

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The Dragons Are Singing Tonight is a picture book from the notable children’s poet, Jack Prelutsky, with illustration by Peter Sis. It was published in 1993 by Greenwillow and is part of a set by the same author featuring other fantastic creatures such as ogres.

Each of the 17 short poems stands alone, yet connected by the general theme of dragons. There’s a good balance between short and snarky poems with longer, meditative ones. Although the focus is mostly on children wishing they could have dragons for pets, something longtime readers will know irritates me, Prelutsky does find time for the dragon’s perspective. Here’s the third of the volume:

If You Don’t Believe In Dragons, by Jack Prelutsky

If you don’t believe in dragons

It is curiously true

That the dragons you disparage

Choose not to believe in you.

My personal favorite is “I Am My Master’s Dragon,” a poignant statement of the…

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Review! Camp Bad Guy Episode 1: The Worst Kids in the World by Ellis Weiner

Published January 24, 2015 by Michelle Dennis - Author

This Kid Reviews Books

campbadCamp Bad Guy Episode 1: The Worst Kids in the World

By Ellis Weiner

131 pages – ages 11+

Published by Frederator Books, LLC  on October 13, 2014

Synopsis: Jim Goode is a… Good kid. So why are his parents forcing him to come to Camp Bad Guy? It’s a summer camp that trains kids to be the world’s next dictators, supervillains, and just plain psychos! They’re encouraged to steal, cheat, trick, etc. And Jim is honest! After arriving at camp, Jim starts wondering if he really knows his parents after all. How will a good kid survive at Camp Bad Guy?

What I Liked: This book was awesome! It creates a new world that you will love and hate at the same time! I like how the descendants of the villains come from villains that are “real” (one of the counselors is James Bond’s best enemy’s grandson), while others…

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The Rabbit and the Dragon King

Published January 19, 2015 by Michelle Dennis - Author

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Here is a folk tale from Korea, in honor of the approaching Chinese New Year.

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The Rabbit and the Dragon King

Long, long ago, there was a Dragon King who ruled a kingdom beneath the Southern Sea. Mighty though he was, this monarch was laid low by a lingering illness. All his physicians consulted together and determined that only the liver of a rabbit could cure him.

The Dragon King summoned all his followers: the whales, squids, fishes and crabs. He asked who would go and fetch a rabbit’s liver. Now the surface of the land was as mysterious and forbidding to these denizens of the deep as the undersea is to land dwellers. Everyone was afraid to go. After much hemming and hawing, a lowly turtle stepped forward.

“Majesty, I can breathe the air and my shell protects me. Allow me to go in search of the rabbit.”

The Dragon King…

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Wolfbaene ~ Michelle Dennis

Published January 5, 2015 by Michelle Dennis - Author

The lantern above him flickered to life; William knew it must be meal time if the lanterns were being switched on, but he had no intention of going back to his dorm. He had to work out what the leather~bound book was all about. For as long as he could remember, he had carried it around in his backpack – which wasn’t strange in itself, but, the pages were blank; that was until he had turned seventeen just days before. Then, words began to appear. Not just words, but runes that swam across the page – curly letters forming strange words that made his eyes strain and his heart race.

This year will bring lots of new and exciting things for Wolfbaene!

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While I finish Wolfbaene ~ The Next Quest, I’ll be working hard at a second edition (fresh cover too!) For Wolfbaene.

2014 was a fantastic year for Wolfbaene and I’m sure the fun will continue in 2015, with festivals, school visits and much more. And to let you all into a little secret, Orrin may even be working on his own children’s picture book!

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If your new to William’s adventure, here’s some links to purchase your copy

http://www.booktopia.com.au/search.ep?keywords=wolfbaene&productType=917504

http://www.amazon.com.au/gp/aw/s/ref=nb_sb_noss?k=wolfbaene

http://www.amazon.com/gp/aw/s/ref=is_s_ss_i_0_9?k=wolfbaene&sprefix=wolfbaene

Or flick me an email for a signed copy
wolfbaene12@gmail.com

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