woensdag 5 oktober 2016

Book Excerpt The Adventures of Fawn


Book Excerpt



     He was just starting to ask, “Well…what do you think would be a good name” but then they heard a voice calling out.

     “HELP!

     “Did you hear something?” the snowboy asked.

     “I’m not sure.” Fawn replied, her face all a-puzzle.

     “HELP!

     The snowboy tried to snap his fingers, but his branch fingers were too stiff.

     “There it is again!”

     “Maybe I heard it that tim

     “HELP!!”

     Surprised, Fawn jumped back. “I definitely heard it THAT time!”

     Puzzled, the snowboy tried to scratch his head, but again, he was too stiff.

     “But where and what is it?”

     They looked about and almost at the same time, noticed small tracks leading to a small, narrow hole in the snow.

     As Fawn walked over to the hole, bit-by-bit, the snowboy began shuffling over. Fawn gave a quick glance down the hole.

     “It’s pretty deep! I can’t see anything!”

     “Look closer.” the snowboy urged, huffing and puffing, but getting very close.

     She gave another quick look down the hole. “Nope. Not a thing

     “LOOK CLOSER!” a voice from the hole hollered up at her.

     Fawn did look closer, and there, at the bottom of the hole, with white all around, two dark, little eyes were blinking and staring up at her.

     “Oh! I see it! Something……anyway.”

     The voice explained, “I fell through a hollow spot in the snow. It’s all slippery and icy down here! I can’t get out!”

     The snowboy grunted as he finally pulled up beside Fawn. He let out a long, tired sigh as he peered down into the hole.

     He managed to get his branch hand up to his chin, saying, “Hmmm. Do you think maybe it’s just a snowball somebody threw and fell through a weak spot in the snow?”

     With a rather confused look, Fawn asked, “A talking snowball?”

     “Well…I’m made of snow…and I can talk.”

     Fawn shrugged her shoulders as she looked down into the narrow hole again.

     Is the snowboy right? Could it be a talking snowball?

     In answer to the snowboy’s suggestion, the voice almost sounded angry as it shouted up at them.

     “I am NOT a talking snowball!”

     “Well…how do you know?” the snowboy politely asked.

     “Because…I…am…aBUNNY!

     The voice really sounded angry that time!

     As Fawn and the snowboy gazed into the hole, they could see it turn around and wiggle its fluffy little tail.

     “Goodness! You were right! You are a bunny!” the snowboy called down into the hole.

     “You’re not much of a thinker…are you?” the bunny snapped at him.

     He bashfully replied, “Well…standing alone out in the snow all day…I really don’t get much practice.”

About the Books

The Adventures of Fawn Book 1: ‘Til the Last Snowflake Falls

book-1-book-coverThe Adventures of Fawn is a ‘coming of age’ series set in the magical world of Santa’s North Pole! The year is 1849, and legendary reindeer Comet and Vixen have a young daughter, Fawn. In this first book, ‘Til the Last Snowflake Falls’ the young reindeer spends far too many days alone in the stable at Santa’s Village with no friends and nothing to do. While her parents caution her she’s much too young and inexperienced to go exploring outside Santa’s Village by herself, Fawn disagrees. Declaring, “I want some fun and excitement! I don’t care how dangerous it is!” she begins sneaking out each day in search of friends, excitement and adventure. She’ll find them all…but also find herself facing dangers like a fierce hungry wolf, a freezing North Pole blizzard, and the treachery of a sea captain capturing animals of the arctic to sell to a zoo in New York City. Along the way, she’ll also learn some valuable lessons about what’s really important in life. The Adventures of Fawn are filled with fun and excitement for all ages!

The Adventures of Fawn Book 2: The Ona Pendulum

book-2-book-coverThe Adventures of Fawn continue as an evil former elf Princess is trying to destroy The Ona Pendulum…a device that enables Santa, Wajic, his elves and reindeer to live for hundreds of years. So Fawn and her friends are off to the rescue to save Santa and company…Christmas 1849….and every other future Christmas, as well! In the process they’ll learn how a young toymaker named Kristoff Kringle became Santa Claus, how he met the elves, and where his famous, “Ho-Ho-Ho” comes from. They’ll also learn about the Rua Ondos…wonderful, magical shooting stars which fell to Earth on the very first Christmas. The Ona Pendulum is an adventure the whole family will enjoy!!

The Adventures of Fawn Book 3: Far and Yet So Near

far-and-yet-so-near-coverThe Adventures of Fawn continue as the young reindeer, Bunny, Doctor Weather and friends trail Santa’s reindeer after they come under the control of a mysterious stranger, and suddenly, mindlessly march off together. “Far And Yet So Near” sees the group led to an underground cavern where they learn the mystery man intends to steal the team of reindeer. Santa and Wajic turn up in the nick of time…and it looks like everyone is rescued. But the stranger has a few tricks up his sleeve, and explosions unexpectedly rock the cavern as he makes good his escape. But not before he ‘reindeer-naps’ Fawn. She soon finds herself a pet in an English manor house near London. Will Fawn ever return to the North Pole? Will anyone ever be able to find her? Did Santa, Wajic, Doctor Weather and the reindeer perish in the explosions? Read “Far And Yet So Near” to find out!

Author Bio

 al-e-boy-photo   Through almost 40 years as a Santa Claus, Al E. Boy developed quite a repertoire of tales to explain and answer the many questions children ask about Santa, the North Pole, his reindeer, and his friends, the elves.
     It was this collection of tales which prompted him to begin writing The Adventures of Fawn. Through the young daughter of legendary reindeer Comet and Vixen, he’s been able to weave an exciting, colorful, imaginative world which will delight readers of all ages!
     Mr. Boy not only hopes you enjoy these tales, but make reading them part of your Christmas traditions, as well.

Links

Book 1: Amazon
Book 2: Amazon
Book 3: Amazon



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