Esme’s Wish: An Excerpt

#EsmesWish #BooksOnTour #BlogBlitz #Day4 If you've only heard snippets, and rave reviews, of Esme's Wish, here's even more of a taste of this powerful tale and beautiful writing; a glimpse into the fantastical world of the mystical creatures of Esperance... Esme stared ahead at the city, desperately hoping it wasn’t just a mirage. From a distance, Esperance appeared to be drifting on the lagoon’s surface, as if its hold on existence was so tenuous that it could slip back into the depths...
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It’s Like a Fantasy Come True: Interview with Elizabeth Foster

#EsmesWish #BooksOnTour #BlogBlitz #Day3 Just Write For Kids and Books On Tour are excited to have the talented debut novelist, Elizabeth Foster sharing her insights about her sensational fantasy adventure, Esme's Wish (review). Once displeased by the undesired nickname, Dizzy Lizzy, Elizabeth now regards her daydreaming as central to her writing. Glad to find out more about her and what makes her tick. Thanks, Elizabeth! Firstly, congratulations on the release of your debut fantasy nove...
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Esme’s Wish: The Winding Road to Publication by Elizabeth Foster

#EsmesWish #BooksOnTour #BlogBlitz #Day2 Elizabeth Foster generously shares her journey to publication with us today for her Esme's Wish blog tour. See how she found a publishing home that perfectly fits her book's unique crossover between age range and unobstrusive yet beguiling themes. Thanks, Elizabeth! ☺️ If you’re an aspiring author, no doubt you’ve heard some permutation of the following advice countless times: “Write something you would enjoy!” “Don’t try and pigeonhole your work ...
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GIFT Yourself with Esme’s Wish #BookGiveaway

#EsmesWish #BooksOnTour #BlogBlitz #Day1 'Gift' yourself! For your chance to WIN a signed copy, plus other goodies, of Esme's Wish by Elizabeth Foster, a remarkable fantasy mystery novel for tweens, simply like or comment on any web or social media post for the blog tour. It's that easy! *Open to Australian residents only. Prizes courtesy of Elizabeth Foster and Odyssey Books. Enter as many times as you like. Winners will be selected at random. No further correspondence will be eneter...
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Review: Esme’s Wish by Elizabeth Foster

#EsmesWish #BooksOnTour #BlogBlitz #Day1 Welcome to the blog blitz for Esme's Wish by Elizabeth Foster, a fantastical mystery for tweens. Thanks for your company! 🐉 🏰 Esme’s Wish, Elizabeth Foster (author), Odyssey Books, 2017. Synopsis: When fifteen-year-old Esme Silver objects at her father's wedding, her protest is dismissed as the actions of a stubborn, selfish teenager. Everyone else has accepted the loss of Esme's mother - so why can't she? But Esme is suspicio...
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Ballerina Monkey Blog Tour Wrap Up

#BallerinaMonkey #BooksOnTour #BlogBop #Day5 We've had such a fun week virtually touring with Nicole Madigan and her gorgeous book, Ballerina Monkey!  We've been lucky enough to groove along to the beat of the drums as Nicole has shared her inspirations and values significant to her story. We were swung into Malik the monkey's world with his first ever interview, and even dipped our toes into some crafts and learning activities. PLUS! Generous bloggers have co-hosted alongside the journey...
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Review: Dinner on the Doorstep by Elizabeth Cummings

Dinner on the Doorstep, Elizabeth Cummings (author), Bronte Goodieson (illustrator), Coogee (publisher), October, 2017 Having a chronically ill parent is an immensely difficult and confusing time for a young child. From deeper issues like the fear of death, to the simple disappointment of not having mum's home-cooked favourite for dinner, children's emotional experiences are complex. Dinner on the Doorstep uses beautiful, simple language to eloquently tell the story of two young chil...
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Ballerina Monkey Craft: Dancing Monkey Puppet

#BallerinaMonkey #BooksOnTour #BlogBop #Day4 How to Make a Dancing Ballerina Monkey Marionette Puppet What kinds of dance do you know? Ballet is one, but there's also jazz, hip hop, and tap, just to name a few. How do you feel when you dance? How do you think Malik the monkey feels when he’s twirling and whirling in the jungle? Make your own adorable dancing monkey puppet to get your Ballerina Monkey pirouetting all over town! Materials: Brown coloured paper White cardboard (such as a...
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Ballerina Monkey Crafts: FREE Downloads

#BallerinaMonkey #BooksOnTour #BlogBop #Day4 Fabulously Fun Activities for Kids! Courtesy and copyright © Joe M Ruiz, Nicole Madigan and BlOOturtle Publishing 2017.        Click to download the Kids_Activities_Malik-102017 PDF. SPECIAL BlOOturtle OFFERS! Ballerina Monkey can be purchased at blOOturtle Publishing. PLUS with every purchase you will go into the draw to WIN an entire catalogue of books! WOW! AND Mention Just Write For Kids when purchasing the Ballerina Monkey a...
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Author Article: Inspiration Lies Within by Nicole Madigan

#BallerinaMonkey #BooksOnTour #BlogBop #Day3 A deep and meaningful read here by Nicole Madigan on finding your truth; how your values will help you realise your strengths. Just inspiring! Thank you x “A children's story that can only be enjoyed by children is not a good children's story in the slightest.” I read this quote, spoken by the author C.S Lewis, recently and it really struck a chord with me, and it was timely too, given the impending release of my new book Ballerina Monkey, ...
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