Basic Steps to Stories & 5 Stories of a Plot
Down on Red Bucket Farm - Francis Emery
Until the creation of this book, my only claim to fame was sharing my christian name, and my birthday with the Pope. It was very good of him to point that out. We have never met of course, but
it was the chance meeting with a mouse, here deep in the South Downs, that has inspired everything within.
Fairly soon after my own creation, the need to make people laugh was a discovery I enjoyed making, and I have never let go of that. My first poem exists somewhere in a school magazine c1960, but creating humorous verse has only really started for me in recent years.
It is the people around me though, who have pushed me towards ‘Down on Red Bucket Farm’.
Kind comments about my work, but especially hearing people laugh out loud at the antics of the characters within made it all happen.
The Farmers Lot, Ivor Dunheap - Available November 2016
The Farmer’s Lot is a very funny book written in verse about a farmer, Mick, his wife, Dotty, and their son, Freddie. The amazing caricature illustrations bring the book to life, enhancing the story of everyday madness on the family’s Dorset farm. The antics are set across the four seasons of the year.
This fourth title from Daniella Nengi Dan-Jumbo Clinton is intended to help young, aspiring writers in the art of story writing. It introduces the plot as the key to story writing, and takes the reader through 5 key steps of the process. It will prove a useful guide for both children and teenagers, and is available through this website @ £2.99.
The Leprous King
This is the third book from Daniella Nengi Dan-Jumbo Clinton. It is an adaptation of a true life story that was shared with the author by a family friend during one of Daniella's visits to Nigeria. Daniella was only 7 years old when she completed her first two story books, The Snake and the Hunter's Wife and Daniel in Toyland both published by Tricorn Books. A 52 page, story book, with full colour illustrations also done by Daniella @ £3.50, this book is available through this website.
Mister Toad's Great Escape
Using a combination of original photography and illustration, this A4, 20 page, full colour story book of Mister Toad's mishaps is a steal at a rrp of £4.99. Aimed at the 3-5 year-old children's market, it is a perfect format to read with children, and for them to delight in this cheeky character.
Clever Freddie box set of 6 stories. Also available individually
Clever Freddie the Mischievous Fox John Bannell, Illustrations Raphelina Bonito. 6 book box set collection £25. ISBN 978-0-9568743-2-0. Also available individually
Book 1 - Freddie's Adventures ISBN 978-0-9567597-6-4 £5.99 Available from Waterstones, Portsmouth, on-line stores or through this web site.
Book 2 - The Story of the Car Keys by John Bannell, ISBN 978-0-9567597-7-1 £5.99 Available from Waterstones, Portsmouth, on-line stores or through this web site.
Book 3 - The Wicked Rats and the Horrid Thieves by John Bannell, ISBN 978-0-9567597-8-8 £5.99 Available from Waterstones, Portsmouth, on-line stores or through this web site.
Book 4 - The Bee Swarm by John Bannell, ISBN 978-0-9567597-9-5 £5.99 Available from Waterstones, Portsmouth, on-line stores or through this web site.
Book 5 - The Apple Harvest by John Bannell, ISBN 978-0-9568743-0-6 £5.99 Available from Waterstones, Portsmouth, on-line stores or through this web site.
Book 6 - Freddie takes up gardening! by John Bannell, ISBN 978-0-9568743-1-3 £5.99 Available from Waterstones, Portsmouth, on-line stores or through this web site.
What's Your Story: Compiled by DJ Kirkby, 2 volumes Older and Younger residents of Portsmouth - Ever wondered what it would be like to ride a car rot to the moon, battle aliens with cake, live in a world filled with glitter, fairies and rainbows or go for a boat ride with King Henry V III? This collection of stories, poems and plays by the young people of Portsmouth will answer all those questions and more!
Tales of Nancy Jones Volume 1 Taff Jones ISBN: 978-1-909660-06-9 £6.95. Contains 3 new & exciting stories about Nancy Jones, a real live pussycat.
Granny’s Gorgeous Alphabet Celia Clark ISBN 978-0-9567597-4-0 £12.99
Daniel in Toyland Daniella Clinton ISBN 978-0-9568743-4-4 £3.99
The Snake and the Hunter's Wife Daniella Clinton ISBN 978-0-9568743-3-7 £3.99