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Windswept (Part II Wherever the Wind May Blow) By Michael Verrett
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In the series WHEREVER THE WIND MAY BLOW, WINDSWEPT is the sequel to HOMECOMING. The romance, humor, and adventure continues for Anne and Jules Allan. Anne aspires to be a writer but though an avid... More > reader of 19th Century literature she realizes she has little imagination. She decides to forgo thoughts of romance and adventure and live a practical, well-ordered life. She is suddenly swept into a fantastic adventure in the land of Homecoming by the mysterious, Jules Allan. She is mistaken for Alice of Wonderland, attacked by flying pirates and creature known as Enuffs. She encounter jealous pixies, a vindictive Gray Queen and has troubles in babysitting. As Anne tries to make sense of it all as she finds that her real conflict is internal. She struggles to cope with clumsiness and emotional outburst. All the while she is haunted by the mystery of spiral staircases and the need to protect her inner child of unconditional love.< Less
Homecoming - Wherever the Wind May Blow (ebook version) By Michael Verrett
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Anne forgoes thoughts of romance and adventure as she embarks upon a well planned life. Her plans change suddenly when a mysterious and heroic boy named Jules Allan whisks Anne and her kitten far,... More > far away. Anne refuses to accept she has landed in the pages of an adventure story, in the land of Homecoming. Here characters, the evil Gray Queen and her allies, the Enuffs, are editing the happily ever after ending. She finds herself being mistaken for Alice, getting unlost, and inciting an uprising. She and Jules Allan battle pirates, giants, trolls, a dragon, and the sinister Ombudsman to save the plot and Homecoming.Three bickering pixies, a beautiful pirate girl, two librarians and a group of little men help Anne learn that the real struggle lies within. She must confront her decision to abandon childhood in order to become a grown-up. Will she allow her heart to believe the adventure is real or will she grow-up to climb twisting stairways? A quest for hope, romance and – “an” author.< Less
WINDSWEPT (Hardcover) Part II Wherever the Wind May Blow By Michael Verrett
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Windswept is a love story. The sequel to Homecoming. The plot includes adventure, romance, humor, pixies, friendship, pirates, an evil queen, and the important choices one faces when growing up.... More > Anne believes life should be practical and well-ordered until she meets Jules Allan and lands in the pages of an adventure book. Here survival depends on having a good imagination. Anne confronts her own ideals of life as she and Jules Allan battle the treacherous Ombudsman and the evil Gray Queen as they come closer to solving the mystery of the Branch Library and who exactly is the book's author. “Answers to simple questions have powerful consequences.”< Less
Kingdom of the Pumpkins (a Rainey-Estelle Kind of Day) By Michael Verrett
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Rainey-Estelle wears her princess dress as she and her dog, Scamp, venture out on an autumn evening to find the Kingdom of the Pumpkins. She has made two glittering crowns, one each for the king and... More > queen of the pumpkins. The two wander onto Old McDonald's farm where complaining vegetables, no trespassing signs, and a formidable corn patch try to prevent her from finding the wonderful pumpkins. When she finds the pumpkins her delight is ruined by an evil Scarecrow armed with a pitchfork. She must escape Scarecrow in order to crown the pumpkin king and queen with her homemade crowns.< Less
THE DAY LETTER A RAN AWAY (hard cover) By Michael Verrett
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Letter A, the leader of the Alphabet Blocks, grows tired of always having to be first and so runs away. Letter B tries to find the missing Letter A, but none of the other letters are concerned until... More > they realize they can't spell very well without a Letter A. So they hold an election to replace the wayward vowel. The book has an educational aspect as it incorporates spelling and math problems. The colorful, 32 page book, uses alphabet and number blocks as characters. Book is intended for Kindergarten and lower elementary grades.< Less
The Streets of the Church with Blue Doors By Michael Verrett
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Visit a day in the life of the Carnnaregio district of northern Venice. Here, everything passes the ancient church with blue doors. Children go to school, dogs ride in boats, men walk to work,... More > mothers, daughters and granddaughters shop. It all happens among the bridges and winding canals of this quiet neighborhood. Along the way you will learn a little Italian.< Less
Nail Soup By Michael Verrett
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On Christmas Eve, Maritza is disappointed. Rainy weather has flooded the roads preventing her from selling her baskets at the market. As a result, she has no money to buy food. A stranger comes to... More > her house asking to spend the night. If she allows him to spend the night he promises to make her a meal. Stone Soup is based upon a Norwegian Folk tale< Less
McSkeeter McNoid By Michael Verrett
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McSkeeter Mcnoid is the terror of the bayou. The beastly bug strikes fear and dread in the hearts of the animals. Four unlikely heroes, Roux Rabbit, Chumsly Raccoon, Lindy the pink turtle, and Tommy... More > Two Frog are appointed to save all the animals from the fangs of the evil mosquito. They create a giant bug swatter and under a full moon drift out into the middle of the lake where they wait for the dangerous bug. Can they survive the mosquitoes vicious fangs and annoying singing?< Less
The Pinkest Seashell By Michael Verrett
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While walking along the beach, Groucho the seagull and his friend, Crab come upon a magnificent pink seashell. Both want the seashell. They race to get the seashell only to lose it into the deep blue... More > sea. A passing seahorse named Sally finds the pink seashell only to lose it after running into a whale. The desperate fight ends back on the beach, but who will win the prize -- the pinkest seashell.< Less
THE BIG BLUE SLIDE (hard cover) By Michael Verrett
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What is a Rainey-Estelle kind of day? It is the type of day when anything can happen, especially if your name is Rainey -Estelle and you are under the age of eleven. At Rainey-Estelle's school (dear... More > old PBS) sits the Big Blue Slide. Rainey-Estelle wants to go onto the gi-normous slide, but there is a problem. She is not tall enough and there are vigilant Height Inspectors determined to keep her off of the dangerous slide. Rainey-Estelle will not be denied. She comes up with a clever plan to get onto the gigantic slide - and she will do it today at recess. ~The Big Blue Slide is the first in a series based upon the indomitable Rainey-Estelle.< Less