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Spring is here

Spring is upon us and Nannie RaRa has been out and about taking photographs. Here are a few of the favourites so far this year.

Bluebells and whitebells in our local woods
Bluebells and whitebells in our local woods


A baby robin leaving the nest for the first time
A baby robin leaving the nest for the first time
A robin singing in the tree - maybe the parent of the fledgling
A robin singing in the tree – maybe the parent of the fledgling
A peacock butterfly enjoying the warm spring sun
A peacock butterfly enjoying the warm spring sun
Ferns uncurling in the woods
Ferns uncurling in the woods
A spring lamb having a rest from its gambolling
A spring lamb having a rest from its gambolling
A fishing boat returning with its catch on a very still river.
A fishing boat returning with its catch on a very still river.
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Search for the Wibble

The second in the tales of Grandad’s magic dust, “Search for the Wibble”, has been published on Amazon.

In this story the grandchildren are trying to find the Wibble, an imaginary creature Harvey has made up. He is wary of finding it as it has a stinger on its foot, sharp teeth, a long body, sharp claws and spines.

Would you want to come across such a monster?

The quest to find the Wibble takes the grandchildren from Nannie’s house to Sutton Hoo, Denmark and ending at Weala Tun Naes.

They have the magic dust to help them as well as all the items Nannie has knitted for them using wool that has been close to the magic dust. Lia is delighted with her owl that comes to life; Alex can’t think what use a small square knitted cloth will be; and James is not keen on the striped socks with pink bobbles on them.

Join Lia, James, Harvey, Alex, Alan and Edmund as they look for the Wibble.

You can buy the book, “Search for the Wibble” from Amazon either as an ebook or paperback.

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Have you read ‘No more adventures?’

The book, No more adventures?, by Nannie RaRa has been enhanced by illustrations by the very talented Lara Wallington.

In ‘No more adventures?’ the first of the tales of Grandad’s Magic Dust to be published, the grandchildren help Grandad to make alacamparanica, one of the image3ingredients.

They start with a half chewed sweet, then powder from a butterfly wing. There are several other items they need to use to make the alacamparanica.  The journey has been marvellously illustrated by Lara who has brought the characters to life.

Lara has really captured  Alex’s expression when he gets nipped by the crab. You can also meet Lia, James, Harvey and Alex as they follow Alan who guides them to the snake.

Expect to hear more of the illustrator Lara Wallington in the future.

You can get “No more adventures?” from Amazon either in paperback or as an electronic book – both are illustrated.

 

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No more adventures?

The first tale from the Grandad’s Magic Dust series, No more adventures?, by Nannie RaRa is now available on Amazon.

Grandad has run out of his Magic Dust so the grandchildren can’t have any more adventures. They offer to make the missing alacamparanica but it needs a half-chewed sweet, powder from a butterfly wing, a tail of a lizard, nip of a crab, song of a robin, hiss of a snake and smile of a Viking.

No more adventures? follows the grandchildren as they search for the ingredients. As the grandchildren add the ingredients to make the alacamparanica the mixture changes colour and they must quickly put it into a box that new colour.

Will they find everything they need?

Have you seen a Viking smile?

The Grandad’s Magic Dust books were originally written by Nannie RaRa for her grandchildren, with the grandchildren the main characters in each book. .

Now you can enjoy the stories, each with a little bit of magic thrown in. The books are for children from four upwards.

The books started when there were only four grandchildren, now there are six. The grandchildren grow up with each book. Harvey was originally found as a snow baby, and in this book he is about three years old, not quite able to talk fully – he says ‘NortNorts’ instead of Octonauts but is very good at singing with the robin. Alan, the oldest, feels he’s a bit old for adventures but doesn’t take much persuading to join in and he is really valuable making the boxes.

Who will you be in the story: James, Edmund, Alex, Lia, Alan or Harvey?

No more adventures? is available as both an eBook or paperback