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Magical Wonderment…

December 23, 2013
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Omnivorous – definition: 1. eating food of both animal and plant origin; 2. eating all kinds of food indiscriminately

While deciding on what to write about today, I realized that several of the animals in my children’s chapter book, Ockleberries to the Rescue, are actually omnivores. The story centers around two magical, healer sprites, who help the animals within the forest they live. Among these are Bruin the bear, Swift the fox, Spike the hedgehog, Cyril the pine marten, Morry the mole and the twin squirrels,  Rayce andChase. All of these characters are omnivorous, in other words eat meat as well as plant matter of one type or another. As you can see I chose my animal names carefully and love how they reflect the animals characters.

It was fun to create this magical world and incorporate my love of the animal kingdom at the same time. The book is in final editing and I am waiting for the illustrations to be completed. Hopefully it will be available as an e-book and print on demand by early spring. Keep an eye on my author page at http://www.dreamwritepublishing.ca/authors/mandy-eve-barnett for updates.

I delight in the existence of fairies, sprites, pixies and the like as well, it is a childlike wonder. I own a book on gnomes and another on fairies. Both are beautifully illustrated and written.

Here are the front covers:

gnomes-fairies-books

Do you have a childlike love of something?

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6 Comments

  1. Love the covers especially the Faeries! You gave your characters cool names that must have taken some thought! So glad I am an omnivore – just think – no turkey now if you are not . Wishing you lots of success with your new book and Merry Christmas !

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  2. Hello, Nice post. I had to deal with the omnivore issue in my YA SciFi book. Since the theme was nature conservation, I gave my animal characters intelligence and the ability to manipulate their genes. This let them eliminate the need for animal protein. Here’s the address for a blog post about the problem: http://garryrogers.com/2013/11/03/intelligence.

    I wish you and yours a great holiday and new year.

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  3. Those are some cool covers. 🙂

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