Series Notes #3 -A Closer Look at Flame and Hope – Dealing with Name Calling

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“An African Adventure: Flame and Hope” – Book One of “Fauna Park Tales” – is ideal reading material for youngsters between the ages of 9-12; Middle Grade, or Year Four-Six. This series tells the life story of a young pup born in the desert where he and his Nomadic family suffer a terrible loss.  This event sets a plot in motion which recurs throughout the series.  For the purposes of this discussion, I would like to show how Flame behaves when he is name-called by his enemies, and occasionally, even his friends.

Tall Leader and his gang of poachers are the first ones to refer to him as, “a skinny, hungry dog, scared of people – a mok’ger’wa” (Setswana).  Even his first master succumbs to the urge to name-call, when he wants the owner of a free-range cattle farm to adopt him, referring to the little pup as “the mok’ger’wa“.  And when he arrives at the farm in Molodi, his new master’s wife is shocked to see him and wonders whether he would be any good as a working dog, considering his “underfed, skinny condition”.  The farm’s old bull-terrier calls him a “desert dog and a nobody” and when a young martial eagle arrogantly attacks him, it’s because “you’re just a dog and I’m high in the sky.  What can you do to me?” Even one of his close friends, a young cheeky rabbit thumps that he doesn’t have a “Pedi’tree” and is not “Royal’tree” like the old bull-terrier.  So, he could never become V.I.A. of Molodi no matter how hard he tries.  On another occasion, Plump-Grump a stubborn goat, viciously hooks him with his horns when he forgets to open the red gate to their favourite grazing spot, accusing him of breaking his promise, because he is after all just a “little desert dog”, something which a nasty foe, His Handsomeness, King Rat repeats when he challenges Flame about a certain timid, rescue rat living on the porch.

These events are dramatically and sometimes hilariously told by Hope, an injured bird who lives in the highest African acacia just outside the backdoor.  Many readers, whether girls or boys, and older ones, will identify with some of these occasions.  Yet, most will be gratified to hear how Flame deals with these situations, while keeping a promise to his first mistress – caring and protecting vulnerable bush creatures, wherever he finds himself in the world.

Here follows the latest Kindle rankings for “Flame and Hope” in the amazon.co.uk store, highlighting its Top 100 positions in three categories.

“Flame and Hope” has 16 reviews on amazon.com

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Home can be defined in so many ways, yet to me it conveys the feeling of belonging somewhere, without worrying that I ever have to go somewhere else, because I’m part of the united family who resides there. After all, my affections are lodged at home.  I know that I’ll always have a refuge there  against the storms of the world outside the comforts of my loving home and I’ll always be welcome there.

MarethaBothaApplying this analogy to the life of a writer or published author, it could be said that in today’s stormy world of publishing, there’s a need to find such a refuge – a place where one feels welcome, appreciated, respected and supported, whatever situation one might face on any given day.  For writers this could mean that despite their best efforts, they have not sold any books or received any reviews, or worse, received another cold rejection letter, trying to get traditionally published while their manuscripts collect dust in their proverbial bottom drawers!

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Today I want to say thank you to all readers who took the time to go to Amazon to leave a review for Flame and Hope: An African Adventure, book one of Fauna Park Tales, the series. My writing career has been a journey of discovery thus far, but I’m delighted to have received 17 reviews for my flagship since its public

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Even though there are many challenges as far as writing a book is concerned, one somehow gets beyond the difficulties of that first manuscript.  Then, once it has been edited, re-edited and formatted to perfection, it finally goes live on Amazon with accompanying congratulations and of course, cracking a bottle of Fifth Avenue Cold Duck, or whatever one prefers.  Inevitably, the bubbles disappear and then the reality sets in: marketing, maintaining an author platform and much more.  I realise now just how difficult it is for children’s authors to obtain reviews on Amazon. They have the extra bits, the extra rocks, or . . . extra mountains as obstacles in their quest to get reviews. You might ask, What is she talking about?
I’m talking about the fact that the very ones we write for cannot tell us directly how they feel. They can only do so via their parents, grandparents, older siblings, carers or teachers – the adults in their lives – mostly busy with life’s ups and downs. Therefore, finding time to write a review on behalf of their children, becomes more challenging whichever way one looks at it. So what are readers saying about Fauna Park Tales?

“An engaging story told in well-crafted prose. Ideal material . . . enhanced by high-quality illustrations. If you and your child love animals and adventure . . . then this book is sure to appeal.”

 “Good read. When I have kids of my own, I reckon they’ll love Maretha’s Fauna Park series.”

 “What a wonderful story, a bit sad at times, but all in all a great tale told from the perspective of Flame aka ‘Jack Old Boy’.”

The ideal reading age for this series is 9-13.  Preteens will enjoy escaping into an imaginary world where many bush creatures always have hope that everything ends well when the sun goes down. Nevertheless, these stories are perfect to be read before bedtime to younger children and I’ve been told that many older readers had their “inner-child” resurface while reading these stories!

Here are a few of the latest reviews which I hope will inspire you to buy the series – available as eBooks, black-and-white paperbacks as well as a Deluxe Colour Edition – for a beloved child.

1. A retired teacher – still very involved in education. She refers to herself as ‘Dragon’ – I wonder why? 🙂

on 12 August 2016
Maretha sent me Flame and Hope & Friends and asked me to comment. Oh dear! I don’t like anthropomorphic stories. I need not have worried, these stories are charming and the animals have the characteristics of animals and don’t behave like little people – not a pinny or waistcoat in sight. A moral message gets across subtly with no preachiness. I think younger children will enjoy having these stories read to them, and grown ups will enjoy reading them. Older children will be able to read for themselves and will enjoy the made up words such as Humanlang and Faunalang. They will also learn something about Africa.
2. This is a critical review by a fellow author.
on 4 July 2016
Having lived in southern Africa on the edge of a game reserve, Maretha Botha has first-hand experience of life in the region, and draws upon it to inform her stories. She is a champion of conservation, and keen to help young ones appreciate the importance of looking out for, and seeing the plight of many creatures, especially those in the wild.
Though this is a children’s book, it will be enjoyed by animal lovers of any age. It’s an entertaining adventure story that parents will enjoy reading to younger children, or will be appreciated by older independent readers. It’s thought provoking using the descriptive imagery of Africa to set the scene for the series to develop.
Flame and Hope are best friends, and the stories are told through the eyes of Hope. Since Hope is a bird perched high in an Acacia tree, he has an uninterrupted view of the remote cattle farm where Flame, a dog, lives. Flames and Hope are also friends with many other and varied animals and birds that live in the vicinity. On occasions the creatures gather around the tree where Hope is perched, and from where he recounts tales of past goings on.
This is a great writing device, and Maretha uses it well. Although the stories are engaging and well told, I have a slight reservation with the book for the newly independent reader: typically eight years old and upwards. Having said that, Roald Dahl’s Gobblefunk added over a thousand words to the English language of no relevance or meaning and his books are highly successful. Unlike Dahl, Maretha does include a dictionary in her book to help with pronunciation – look out Roald, you have a new contender chasing your heels…

3.  5.0 out of 5 stars

Heading: Animal Tales

on 7 July 2016
It has been many a long year since I last read a children’s book to my son, but, had the likes of this been available some 40 years ago, then I could not have done better. I liked Hope and Flame, the story that they told, and of course all of the porch animals who came to life in both words and pictures. A great start to a series by a talented author. Well done!
Heading: Wowsers!
on 28 June 2016
Just finished reading this and all I can say is WOWSERS! I know I’m not the age group that it was written for, but I loved every word of this book! If you’ve got a tween in your life and they love animals then get this book for them!
It’s an original book and drags you into every page, so that you don’t want to stop reading it!
If you’re an adult after a quick read for a few hours, get this book. If you’re a child, ask your parent or carer to get this for you… you won’t regret it!
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Thankful for Reviews!

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There are many challenges as far as book marketing goes and finally, I’m beginning to realise just how difficult it is for children’s authors on Amazon. Obtaining reviews at the best of times is difficult, but children’s authors have the extra bits, the extra rocks, or . . . extra mountains as obstacles in their quest to get reviews. You might ask, What is she talking about?
I’m talking about the fact that the very ones we write for cannot tell us directly how they feel. They can only do so via their parents, grandparents, older siblings, carers or teachers – the adults in their lives – mostly busy with life’s ups and downs. Therefore, finding time to write a review on behalf of their children, becomes more challenging whichever way one looks at it.

Here are a few excerpts from 2016 – positive reviews – which I hope you might want to read at the book page itself at:

10th January“What a wonderful story, a bit sad at times, but all in all a great tale told from the perspective of Flame aka ‘Jack Old Boy’.”

6th March“An engaging story told in well-crafted prose. Ideal material . . . enhanced by high-quality illustrations. If you and your child love animals and adventure . . . then this book is sure to appeal.”

17th March“Good read. When I have kids of my own, I reckon they’ll love Maretha’s Fauna Park series.”

28th June“Just finished reading . . . all I can say is WOWSERS! I loved every word of this book . . . drags you into every page. If you’ve got a tween in your life and they love animals then get this book for them!”

4th July – This is a critical review from a well-know children’s author, so no excerpts.

 4 July 2016

“Having lived in southern Africa on the edge of a game reserve, Maretha Botha has first-hand experience of life in the region, and draws upon it to inform her stories. She is a champion of conservation, and keen to help young ones appreciate the importance of looking out for, and seeing the plight of many creatures, especially those in the wild.
Though this is a children’s book, it will be enjoyed by animal lovers of any age. It’s an entertaining adventure story that parents will enjoy reading to younger children, or will be appreciated by older independent readers. It’s thought provoking, using the descriptive imagery of Africa to set the scene for the series to develop.
Flame and Hope are best friends, and the stories are told through the eyes of Hope. Since Hope is a bird perched high in an Acacia tree, he has an uninterrupted view of the remote cattle farm where Flame, a dog, lives. Flames and Hope are also friends with many other and varied animals and birds that live in the vicinity. On occasions the creatures gather around the tree where Hope is perched, and from where he recounts tales of past goings on.
This is a great writing device, and Maretha uses it well. Although the stories are engaging and well told, I have a slight reservation with the book for the newly independent reader: typically eight years old and upwards. Having said that, Roald Dahl’s Gobblefunk added over a thousand words to the English language of no relevance or meaning and his books are highly successful. Unlike Dahl, Maretha does include a dictionary in her book to help with pronunciation – look out Roald, you have a new contender chasing your heels…”

7th July“It has been many a long year since I last read a children’s book to my son, but, had the likes of this been available some 40 years ago, then I could not have done better. I liked Hope and Flame, the story that they told, and of course all of the porch animals who came to life in both words and pictures. A great start to a series by a talented author. Well done!”

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Series Notes #6 – Flame – How a Desert Pup gets a Name

A New Life on the Farm in Molodi

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John and Maisie James – the male pup’s new owners on a free-range cattle farm in Molodi – an isolated valley somewhere in Southern Africa.

As he drove down the old dust road past the windmill, John James saw their red-roofed farmhouse and acacia trees beyond the boundary walls first. He drove over the farm’s cattle grid situated south of the farmhouse and parked under the largest acacia nearest the porch and kitchen door. The trees were slowly turning green and their small white flowers would bloom soon. He smiled. Spring was in the air and shortly the rains would return.

While John James was on safari, he began calling the male pup ‘Jack, Old Boy’. He was surprised to see how much the pup tried to do everything he was told – whether to eat something special or to keep very quiet when he was taking a close-up picture of an unusual bird or animal. Yet, returning with the skinny puppy, he wondered how the family would receive him, especially Maisie, his wife.

When Maisie saw the male pup for the first time, she couldn’t hide her surprise and exclaimed in dismay, ‘John, why did you bring another dog to the farm? We already have Spike-BullT. You know that bull-terriers don’t like sharing their space. Spike-BullT will bite him. Besides, this pup is just skin and bones. Most of the village dogs look better. Of what benefit can this sorry creature be to the farm?’

‘I know, dear, but I promised Kgabo that I would take care of this puppy. He could become useful to me, especially since Spike-BullT lost an eye after his run-in with a zebra last year. I’ll train him to drive cattle or look for stray calves at the cattle posts,’ John James replied.

The helpless creature with his sad brown eyes melted the hardest heart in a wink, and Maisie sighed, ‘Very well then, but he’ll have to get special food – goats’ milk porridge mixed with spinach and gravy a few times a week. He’s big-boned and very thin. I’ll speak to Cook Katie and the twins. I’m sure they’d be happy to look after him.’

And so it was that, with Cook Katie’s help and the teenaged twins, Leodie and Neo’s, love and care, the little male pup quickly filled out. Time flew by and he grew stronger every day.

Most Saturday afternoons when the weather was cooler, the James family liked to eat outside under the trees. John James always lit a fire and, when the coals were ready, they would have a braai (barbecue). While the pleasant smell of acacia wood mingled with smoke filled the air, everyone relaxed and enjoyed strong black coffee and homemade rusks, or beskuit[i] as it was called by the locals.

Meanwhile, the little pup seemed to have forgotten Bibi’s warnings about the danger of fires, because he often leaped and jumped near the flames, chasing the sparks. He nearly fried himself once or twice, even though Leodi and Neo shouted warnings at him all the time.

‘Be careful. Watch out. There’s a flame on the grass – a flame!

After he had scorched his paws a few times, John and Maisie James scolded him with very firm words, saying, ‘Lie down under the camp chair, Old Boy. Just look at your paws. That’s what happens to puppies that have no experience. Be careful! There’s another flame near you.’

Even though the little pup grew older, he still didn’t fully understand Humanlang. So, with all those calls and warnings about fires, he thought his name had to be Flame, even though his new family called him Jack and nicknamed him Old Boy.

So, instead of calling himself Jack, Old Boy, he began his bark to all the bush creatures on the farm with, ‘My name’s Flame. How do you do?’

As time went by, the more Flame saw of fires, the more he disliked them. Thus, on cold winter nights – while he was small – Flame slept far away from the fire burning warmly in the coal stove on the porch. He often said that fires and their hot flames couldn’t be trusted, with his eyes wide open as if surprised that he’d finally remembered his mom’s warnings about the danger of fires. 

It was a good thing that my friend didn’t forget Bibi’s words after all, because it has been said that fires can destroy grazing fields and burn everything, I thought.

[i] beskuit = rusk made with full cream milk and re-baked to dry out completely, then dunked into coffee: pronounced as bes^kate

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Interview – The Zeena Dragon Fae Series, on Lisa Burton Radio

I want to thank Craig. Boyack and his ever voluptuous radio personality, Lisa Burton, for their radio interview of children’s author, Victoria Zigler, who has written a most imaginative four book series called , The Zeena Dragon Fae Series. I’m sure you will enjoy having a closer look at Ms Zigler’s work.

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Hey there you Templars and Spice Smugglers. Welcome all Casters and their Familiars. Today is Thursday, and that means it’s time for Lisa Burton Radio, the only show that brings you the characters from the stories you love. I’m your host, Lisa the robot girl, and my special guest today is Saarik the Pixie. “Welcome to the show, Saarik.”

“Hi. Hey, look, I’m on the radio! This is great! I hope the other pixies are listening to this. See you guys, I’m such a famous hero I’m even doing radio interviews now. Hey, can we record this in case anyone missed it?”

“Of course, I’ll send you a copy. My bio doesn’t go over the biology of pixies, and we have you on the phone today, so can you tell us a little bit about Pixies in general?”

“You don’t know about pixies? Well, it’s a good thing I came…

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Series Notes #5 – The Impetuous Cook – Illustrating Book Four

One needs to take a break from anything to do with writing and sometimes, illustrating. Last week I was  busier than usual – singing for my supper – uploading data for my youngest daughter, who has an online hamper business. While doing so, I was constantly reminded of good food, snacks and cakes for special occasions, remembering a time  in South Africa, when we occasionally entertained my husband’s colleagues. One of them always referred to me as “Super  Cook”. I’ve not really lived up to that title lately, but seeing all the special goodies from Umbria – the region in Italy where my family lives and where the devastating earthquake occurred in August – I decided to do something to improve my former “Super Cook” status; despite my brain’s permafrost-cooking mode, unpacked baking utensils and recipe books. This then is what resulted.

CHEESE BREAD IN A RING

INGREDIENTS

  • Two-and-a-half cups of flour
  • Three teaspoons of baking powder
  • A pinch of salt
  • 250g butter, or margarine
  • 250ml skimmed milk
  • Two-and-a-half cups of grated cheddar cheese
  • Two eggs
  • Two dessertspoons sugar*

*I don’t advocate the use of sugar in savoury dishes,  but I wanted my grandchildren to eat the cheese bread with their soup, rather than reject it summarily.

METHOD

  • Cream butter, sugar, eggs;
  • Sieve dry ingredients over this mixture and stir everything together, adding milk and finally the grated cheddar cheese;
  • Bake at 180-190 degrees Celsius for 40 minutes;
  • Prick to check if baked through, remove and leave to cool for a few minutes, turn over on a rack.

After all that unusual activity, I was exhausted, but strangely enough, ready to tackle painting an abandoned silver mine  – an important illustration, because at this spot, villains and heroes visit during the course of their Kalughari *trails. The only permanent resident there is a solitary, nosy eagle owl. So, just painting inanimate things and trying to make it interesting stumped me somewhat, but after the cake-baking episode, I felt more up to the task.

 Faunalang* – the bush creatures’ peculiar language – for a semi-desert in “Fauna Park Tales” series.

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This illustration comes from “An African Adventure: Trails and Trials” – Book 4 in the “Fauna Park Tales” series, due for release in April 2017.

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#RRBC #KCT LITERARY AWARD – 2017

KCT International Literary Award

 

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