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Children’s Books the Gift of Storytelling

If you are interested in Children’s Books the gift of Storytelling that offer more than just the standard main stream content. Which take you on worlds of adventure and offer valuable lesson in a way long forgotten by the traditions of today’s Author class then come along and try the gift of Storytelling stepping though History in each new volume with Stroytelling styles starting back in the 18th Century right up to this day and age modern grammar sentence structuring. Storytelling truly is a test of the Author art in applying the craft of writing.
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The Mouse’s Diary-Storytelling

Dear Friends and Fellow Adventurers of The Mouse’s Diary series.
One of our Fellow Adventurers recently spoke to me about what is storytelling?
While we had a great discussion about storytelling and what I understand about the art of storytelling. I felt it would nice to share with you also, what it means to read and use the art of storytelling. You may remember we once spoke about Grammar Vs. Grammar in this post

Following on from the Grammar today we can dig a little deeper into the cultural background of the English society and how before reading and writing became part of our normal way of life today.

To compare the storyteller would be seen in modern times as the one man theatre or travelling show. Giving a live performance either daily or weekly, using little more than his voice and hands to paint the story’s tail ( tell ) before a crowd gathered in the market place. You may have done something like this as a child on a campout where everyone was given the chance to tell a ghost story around the bon-fire.

The storyteller is someone we normally think of from back in the 18th century. It was the job of a storyteller to pass from one town to the next. During this time, the Storyteller would often stay in a town for up to four weeks regaling, different life morals and values through one of several storytelling methods whose art was commonly practiced back in the 18th century. Unlike that of modern English which is very hard to apply the storytelling craftsmanship upon.

It is important to note during the time period of the 18th Century, many of the common people never knew how to read and write. As this was still a privilege reserved for servants of the Christian church or wealthy families who could afford the church’s high price of Education in order to learn such simple joys we in today’s times take for granted.

You can now see, the objective behind storytelling was purely designed to entertain families. While teaching valuable life experiences to help nurture awareness of dangers and build community spirit of unity.

On a personal note below.

It is this same type of joy I, Ken Donaldson as the Author of The Mouse’s Diary series, have been working hard to present in the first part of the book series. However, to make it easier for you the parent to be the Storyteller reading to your children. I have kept the more modern spelling of words, while using the older style English grammar ( as I wrote about in the Grammar Vs. Grammar blog ) in the early volumes considering young children love to see stories acted out instead of just read. While making it more modern English styles in the last few volumes of the first six books catering for children who are now starting to read more fluently for themself.

Even though the last five volumes are not ready for publishing just yet they are more light hearted adventure easy to read the intermediate to advance reader, using full modern English style for ages from 8 years old- to Retirement age. Lastly these five volumes are written with one special feature whereas I used staging lengths to help young ones feel more at ease as they get use to reading from short books to books that get longer and longer.
It is my heartfelt pleasure to invite you to experience the joy and adventure of The Mouse’s Diary series, currently only on-sale from all good online bookstores. Allowing you to marvel for yourself as the stories seem to come to life, lifting right of the very page within your mind’s eye. Letting you also live the adventure of a humble Mouse and a Raccoon with your children too.

With my heartfelt thanks and best wishes go out to you Dear Friends and Fellow Adventurers.
Author of The Mouse’s Diary series and
Exclusive Lifetime Honored Member of Covington Who’s Who.
Ken Donaldson

The Diary Adventures so far

Dear Friends and Fellow Adventurers of The Mouse’s Diary series
What a wonderful journey we have been delighted with so far.
You may remember in volume 1 The Mouse’s Diary.
We got to share in a marvellous feast only to find the Mouse trapped inside a cage with the sounds of cackling near by. Oh what a cliff hanger moment that truly was.

Next in volume 2 The Underworld and Beyond.
We got to share in the fun and games as the Mouse and the Raccoon played and laugh during a game of tag among the candy canes. What an exciting place the Mouse and the Raccoon were treated to that day.

Then in volume 3 Water of Woes.
How could we forget just how bad the Mouse would have felt after meeting those two unfriendly dogs. The Mouse certainly has been adventuring far and wide to take us on this journey.

I wonder what surprises Mr. Mouse has to saved up for us in Volume 4 Words of Paper?…..

I know I am excitedly awaiting my pre-ordered copy of Words of Paper already. If you haven’t already call now
1-888-795-4274
And be among the first to know.

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The Mischievous Elf

The Mischievous Elf.

Dear Friends and fellow Adventurers of The Mouse’s Diary

 

Today I am humbled to be able to share with you this most Prestige’s award I was presented by Covington Who’s Who.

 

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After having recently gotten my third book in the series now published and the fourth one is but mere days away I would love to take this opportunity to say a warm thank you for making Mr. Mouse’s adventure part of your life too. While we still have many more adventures to share in his exciting journey’s as the publisher works hard to finish each book especially for you.

http://www.amazon.com/-/e/B00E6Y02E0

 

or direct from my online bookstore at Xlibris

 

http://bookstore.xlibris.com/Products/SKU-0502552017/The-Mouses-Diary.aspx

 

http://bookstore.xlibris.com/Products/SKU-0502559017/The-Underworld-and-Beyond.aspx

 

http://www.xlibris.com.au/bookstore/bookdisplay.aspx?bookid=502558

 

 

Dear Friends and Fellow Adventurers -Award

Dear Friends and fellow Adventurers of The Mouse’s Diary

Today I am humbled to be able to share with you this most Prestige’s award I was presented by Covington Who’s Who.

After having recently gotten my third book in the series now published and the fourth one is but mere days away I would love to take this opportunity to say a warm thank you for making Mr. Mouse’s adventure part of your life too. While we still have many more adventures to share in his exciting journey’s as the publisher works hard to finish each book especially for you.

Just to make it easy Mr. Mouse said. You can obtain any copies you have not got yet from here

http://www.amazon.com/-/e/B00E6Y02E0

or direct from my online bookstore at Xlibris

http://bookstore.xlibris.com/Products/SKU-0502552017/The-Mouses-Diary.aspx

http://bookstore.xlibris.com/Products/SKU-0502559017/The-Underworld-and-Beyond.aspx

http://www.xlibris.com.au/bookstore/bookdisplay.aspx?bookid=502558

Mr. mouse say to all of his Dear Friends and Fellow Adventurers May your days be bless by the same love and support you have to all his books

Now I need to Know…..

Dear Friends and Fellow Adventurers of The Mouse’s Diary
Good news everyone!!!!!
A message Mr. Mouse received today from the publisher he wants to share with you.
We are already one step away from getting your book published. Please be advised that prior to completing the process of getting your book published, the galleys that you approved will go through the final round of content evaluation. As a publisher we are required to do our Due Diligence to help ensure all of our books pass the industry standard for copyright infringement and for content acceptability.
Volume 4 Words of Paper is almost ready to print and go on sale.
Want to be in the first to get a copy of Words of Paper in your street and claim boasting rights?
Give the publisher a call now and pre-order on 1-888-795-4274
Mr. Mouse also sends out a warm invitation to new members wanting to be part of this exciting Adventure to get in while stocks are still available on the first three excellently presented story filled with beautiful full colour illustrations done on A4 pages size books. You can order them while placing your pre-order for volume 4 Words of Paper on 1-888-795-4274 or direct online via the Xlibris Bookstore or even pick the Amazon rewards on offer with your Amazon purchases.
Mr. Mouse wants to say he loves the wonderful complements many of you, Mr. Mouse’s Dear Friends and Fellow Adventurers, Both young and parents too. Have sent in and is touched to hear you say his stories are
1. Easy to read.
2. Beautifully bright coloured Illustrations.
3. Value for money.
4. And most important make you feel like you are traveling with Mr. Mouse side by side across the many exciting and sometimes dangerous worlds sharing in the treasures only a great Adventure has to give.
Question for a little fun: how do you spell colour where you live?