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Free Passage By J.R. Poulter
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What price does war exact for freedom? This is war through the eyes of survivors amidst bloodied fields of victims. Set during the Civil War, “Free Passage” tells interlinked stories of... More > men, young women & children, whose lives are torn apart by War. Each of them flies in the face of adversity & each triumphs, though in a very different way. It begins with the tragedy of the Maguire twins & introduces Girl, a deaf slave, who finds forbidden love with a good man, her owner’s son, only to have War wrench them apart. She flees to seek freedom for herself & her child in Canada. Migrant tinker, Herr Schmidt, seeks across the war torn States to find his missing daughter, Mina, finding instead a runaway slave & an orphaned boy caring for his little brother. The War makes a man of the boy before his time. Mina escapes her captors & lives by her wits, finding her way to safety & a future she could once only dream. EXCERPT, “Girl’s Story,” Wordgathering, Australia, Dec 2014 & no.71, 2015 Kaleidoscope, USA< Less
Bushed?! All in the woods... By J.R. Poulter
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BLURB: Everyone in Pete’s family is either moving or adjusting to a move. Change brings challenges, not least of which are the family’s nosy, new neighbours. Everyone says what they... More > think, but things are not always as they seem. Who is the mysterious little visitor who changes everything? REVIEWS: This large format illustrated story is enjoyable & entertaining. Well written. LD, Reading Time, p.21, No. 4 Nov. 2012 A story on making snap judgements based on appearances, learning to keep an open mind & heart; beautifully written, heart-warming, will appeal to children & adults alike. Magdalena Ball, compulsivereader.com Unusual format, most attractive, the printing is large & clear, easy for early readers to tackle alone. Quite charming, dealing with adult themes seen through a child's eyes in a way uncommon in books for the young; works well, very evocative; beautiful production, themes touching cross-generational communication & conservation. Dr. V. Lowe, CBCA judge, Create a Kid’s Book< Less
The Dog That Dug: A story in five bites! By J.R. Poulter
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Dog frets! He’s not the sort of pet you feed and wash and then forget. Dog needs love as well as care, he needs a friend, he wants to share! When no one wants to play, Dog digs! This brings a... More > ‘hole’ hilarious world of trouble into his own backyard! A rattling paced adventure in rollicking rhyme, aimed at 4 to 8 year olds, it celebrates the family pet in a city or suburban setting. THEMES: pets, dogs, pet care, friendship, mateship, loneliness, stories in verse, North Pole, polar bear, huskies, ball games, exercise, stories in rhyme REVIEW: "The Dog That Dug addresses many important themes such as loneliness, responsibility and mateship in a hilarious tale told through the eyes of a mischievous pet dog. Thoroughly entertaining." — Adrienne T. O'Connell, teacher, B.A., Grad. Dip. Ed., taught children from outback indigenous to multicultural city classrooms. J.R.Poulter – multi-award winning author of over 30 books. Cliff Blank – is a multi-talented, artist, illustrator & film maker.< Less
Twice as Worsa! By J.R. Poulter
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Adventures loom around every corner, some involving TEETH! Our hero sees a chance for glory, grits his teeth and charges in… What could possibly go wrong? Picture book HILARIOUSLY illustrated... More > by RICO SCHACHERL! TEACHER REVIEW: "A delightfully funny tale with a ‘surprising’ turn of events!" Adrienne T. O'Connell, teacher, B.A., Grad. Dip. Ed., taught children from outback indigenous classrooms to multicultural city classrooms. 5 STAR REVIEW: J.R. Poulter presents important themes in the story, Twice as Worsa!, wrapped up in well-incorporated humour. The story touches on bullying and complicated family relationships. J.R. Poulter crafts an interesting plot packed with important lessons while still maintaining a dollop of hilarity. Reviewed for Readers’ Favorite by writer, reviewer, Edith Wairimu, a lover of words and nature.< Less
Wildlife Corridor By J.R. Poulter
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Animals have homes, communities and forage areas. They need trees and undergrowth – it's their backyard! When the trucks and bulldozers come to make a housing development, who pleads for the... More > animals' homes? REVIEWS: 5 STAR REVIEW The illustrations are wonderful,breathing life into scenes, making the story come alive. An excellent storybook for interactive sessions in classrooms/school libraries, it speaks about saving the environment and wildlife and tells how. The rhyming verses give pace, movement and a lyrical feel. "Animals need trees. So do people. That’s the message of this lovely book that will enthrall any child." Dr Bob Rich, environmentalist, scientist, grandfather at Bobbing Around blog. "A fun and colourful picture book that teaches children the importance of trees for our wildlife. Readers will delight at the rhyming prose and colourful illustrations." B. Thorburn, Teacher-Librarian | Experienced Senior Teacher| B. Ed - Secondary | M. Ed. - TL AWARD: LiFE AWARD, Literature for Environment< Less
Carpet Snakes and Stick Insects, ExtremePets, Book 2 By J.R. Poulter
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You’ve heard about EXTREME SPORTS! What about EXTREME PETS? These pets are ‘different’ Do you have one yet? They need as much love And they need as much care As... More > ‘regular’ pets, just A little more rare! But… only get one, if you DARE! A series of 4 humorous verse stories, aimed at 5 to 10 year olds, about very unusual pets with information and links to further reading. Book 1 - Axolotls and Tarantulas. Book 2 - Carpet Snakes and Stick Insects, includes 10 fun facts about each. Book 3 - Water Dragons and Ant Farms Book 4 - Chameleons and Freshwater Turtles TEACHER REVIEW: “What a fascinating book, integrating fact with a verse to create a wonderful cross-curricular resource for teachers. As for the students, curious little minds will engage with the unique and unusual subject matter!” Adrienne T. O’Connell, B.A., Grad. Dip. Ed., taught children from indigenous classrooms in the outback to multicultural classrooms in the city.< Less
Extreme Pets Series, 1 - Axolotls and Tarantulas By J.R. Poulter
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Exotic Pets, No. 1 in a series of 4 humorous verse stories aimed at 5 to 10 year olds, about very unusual pets and with links to further information on such things as pet care. Book 1, features... More > Axolotls and Tarantulas. TEACHER REVIEW: What a fascinating book, integrating fact with verse to create a wonderful cross-curricular resource for teachers. As for the students, curious little minds will engage with the unique and unusual subject matter! Adrienne T. O'Connell, B.A., Grad. Dip. Ed.5 STAR REVIEW: A fun and educational look at a couple of critters one doesn’t encounter every day. My 6-year-old grandson was absolutely captivated! The authors present entertaining and informative glimpses into the life habits of these two unique denizens of planet Earth. An excellent job of providing information in a manner that inspires readers. Reviewed by Lee Ashford, Wildlife Biologist [retired],< Less
Mama's Masquerade By J.R. Poulter
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Mama is so pretty, so clever, so mama! But sometimes mama gets the urge to reinvent herself. Why can’t Mama see just being Mama is perfect! THEMES: Role-playing/models; parents; bullying; body... More > image; working mothers; childcare; family; TEACHER REVIEW: “From the mouths of babes, this story reflects all the children who see their mothers transform themselves for their many different roles in life, but who cherish the most important role of all, being their MAMA!” Adrienne T. O’Connell, B.A., Grad. Dip. Ed., FIVE STAR REVIEW: An adorable story. The little girl thinks her mother is just perfect being a mama. The story captures the love and warmth shared between a mother and daughter, and how the little girl observes the transformation of her mother into different roles. The story is delightful, it is relatable and palpable. . Beautiful images and words. by Mamta Madhaven, Readers’ Favorite< Less
A Raw Deal! By J.R. Poulter
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The 3 little pigs updated with crazy new characters illustrated by JORFE! Rhyming picture book for 4-8 years; themes: bullying, overcoming differences, working together to achieve goals & learn... More > from mistakes. 5 STAR REVIEW: A breath of fresh air to see bullying handled in a new, original manner. Wholeheartedly recommended! Rosie Malezer, Readers' Favorite. TEACHER REVIEW: Fun retelling! Bubbly rhymes, funky illustrations - a wonderful fractured fairytale.” Bianca Thorburn< Less
Cattitudes By J.R. Poulter
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Blurb: Cats! The good, the feral and the funny are all featured in this collection of poems and narrative verse for all ages to enjoy! Most poems have been published in journals and anthologies,... More > under J.R.Poulter or J.R.McRae, some are new, including poem plays. REVIEW: The capturing of every essence of the feline species is evident in J.R.’s wonderful collection of poems, Cattitudes. Everyone who’s ever lived with and loved cats will enjoy every poem that brings alive these wonderfully companionable creatures. H.M. Stephens, Bachelor Ed. Hons, Dip Teaching in Fine Arts 5 STAR REVIEW: J.R. Poulter's Cattitudes is a delightful collection of [cat related] poetry. The drawings are eye-catching. Some of the poems will make you smile and laugh, bring tears to eyes. Included are Topics for Teachers. I thought the poetry was wonderful. The language is such a gift. J.R. Poulter's Cattitudes is sure to delight all humans. Review by Erin Nicole Cochran, writer and poet, reviewer on Readers’ Favorite & zoetrope.com< Less

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