Follow Patch the sheepdog as he settles in at Apple Tree Farm in this charming short story, specially written, with the help of language experts, for young children who are just beginning to read. Exclusive ebook material includes a map of Apple Tree Farm, showing all of the places mentioned in the story. Don't forget to spot the Little Yellow Duck on every double page. This is a highly illustrated ebook that can only be read on the Kindle Fire or other tablet. "Usborne farmyard tales are delightful short stories superbly illustrated and in easy language, just right for the children who are just beginning to read... if you have a child in the age group of two to five, you can be sure that they are going to love these books." - A Spoonful of Ideas
Author : Peter Edridge
ISBN : 9781450527736
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
File Size : 87.75 MB
Format : PDF, ePub, Mobi
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The story starts with the unexpected end to a career, during a downturn in the economy. Without an income, the urbanite couple abandons their former life and finds the only property they could afford, in a remote mountainous area of Northern California outside the remnants of a tiny Gold Rush town. It's an area populated by rugged people. With only an abandoned shack for shelter the couple find themselves struggling to survive, theirs trials played out in the middle of a community they couldn't have imagined. Initially overwhelmed, they learn how to build a house, repair old cars, drill for water, fix water pumps, clear land, bulldozers, burn piles, horses, scary steep driveways, chainsaws, rattlesnakes, vermin, gun-toting neighbors, baby deer, good folks and bad folks, bears and lions, wilderness, fires, wildfires, mountain life, summer heat and winter freezes, and finally find redemption. Not just with themselves, but also the rural community of Igo, its surprising assortment of people and its very different culture. This is an adventure story set later in life, but most of all, it's a celebration of life.
Author, Vonda McNutt, lives outside of Fort Worth, Texas, with her husband George. Her story inventing began when her two boys, Jeremy and Jared, were younger. As a prelude to bedtime she would create characters and stories to entertain them. Her imagination was and continues to be full of adventures. It has always been her dream to see her loveable characters come to life in children's books. It was after her boys were grown that she became involved in animal rescuing and that's when INKY came into her life. INKY became the inspiration that she needed to create an entire series. INKY is the most loving, sweet, and CURIOUS pet that Vonda has ever owned. Her stories, while some are true, all are inspired by INKY. Vonda wanted her stories to capture the true innocence of children and animals. There are many lessons to be learned in everyday life, but Vonda's true desire is that children learn while enjoying those moments of shear mayhem that so often followed Vonda and her animals by accident.Artist, Aaron Strinko, was born and raised in Fort Worth, Texas. He and his lovely wife Amy and precious daughter Hannah, are the loves of his life. His second love is art, which started when he was very young. He found that he particularly loved drawing animals. As an adult he has expanded his ability to various medias including digital format. When the first INKY book wasin development, Aaron competed against many other artists to become the Illustrator. It was his true to life interpretation and excitement of the INKY characters that won him the title of the INKY Illustrator.
Yorkshire 1945: Netta Nichol lives in the shadow of a terrible disgrace. After bearing a son out of wedlock, Netta was banished from her beloved Galloway to a Yorkshire mill town. She must stand aside as her son is raised by family back home. Bereft and broken-hearted, Netta finds solace in the quiet pleasure of sewing. Despite the shortages of wartime, she becomes known for her beautiful wedding dresses, made with ingenuity and skill. With the help of her dressmaking, Netta begins to win back her self-respect. But will it be enough to claim back her child?
Author : Virginia Rose Richter
ISBN : 9781611874372
Genre : Juvenile Fiction
File Size : 37.13 MB
Format : PDF, Docs
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Think a baby monitor is just to keep tabs on the baby? That's what Jessie Hanson believes until she hears a sinister conversation coming through her little brother's monitor. Instead of baby chatter, Jessie hears a rough-talking man and a woman with an accent planning a robbery somewhere in her small Nebraska town. Twelve-year-old Jessie, with the reluctant help of her best friend, Tina Adams, decides to track down these thieves before someone gets hurt. Strangers in the Lane is the second in this novella mystery series. Recommended for ages 9-12.
These short stories have been especially written, with the help of a language expert, for young children who are just beginning to read. With the help and encouragement of an adult, beginning readers will be able to achieve the pleasure and satisfaction of reading a whole book for themselves.
Read about Apple Tree Farm and the animals and people who live there. All 16 stories in the book feature on the accompanying CD. Each story has been specially written with the help of a language expert, and features two levels of text.