Troubador Joe and the Kite

Released: 28/06/2020

ISBN: 9781838594015

eISBN: 9781838596040

Format: Paperback/eBook

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Joe and the Kite


Ellie scrunched up her face and, with determination, took hold of the torch, as she grabbed Joe’s hand. The entrance was wide but as they looked in, darkness lurked beyond. 

Unexpectedly swept away to Cloud Land, a place where time stands still, Joe meets Ellie, an eight-year-old girl who has just arrived there too. They meet the mysterious Mr. Iam, who challenges them to solve his riddles and play ‘the game’ in order to return home.

But this game is not an easy one. Joe and Ellie must face their fears and overcome challenges together. Can they trust anyone to help them? Will they succeed and get back home or face the consequences of losing?

Joe and the Kite
Release date: 28/06/2020.
Illustrations by Dave Hill.

I purchased this book for my nephew and thought before I posted it I would have a little read....I actually couldn't put it down, and read it from beginning to end... A beautifully written book, the authors imagination is transformed into words are actually transformed into the authors world and it is captivating...and has wonderful morals in an enchanting story...would certainly recommend this and would definitely suggest you read it yourself before you pass it on to your child, it will take you back to being a child in a magical world ...

by Kay Rix

Fantastic read by a very talented author! Have enjoyed reading this to my little girl.

by Kat Mazurek

This wonderful author taught me how to read many years ago in primary school and now I have the privilege of reading and owning her first book.

Amanda has such a vivid and creative imagination which really comes through in this fantastic story. I would highly recommend to children and adults alike.

by Molly Bergman

What a magical story! An incredibly enjoyable read for adults and children alike. Joe and the Kite is an imaginative story from start to finish; I was gripped right from the first page. It is a beautifully written book which is filled with important morals to be learnt.

by Lauren Jones

Wonderful summer read. Really loved the concept of joe and all the adventures he had can't wait for the next book.

by Courtney Thomas

What a read! Whether you are a big kid like me or a little kid you will enjoy this book and all the adventure as the story unfolds. Mysterious, magical and captivating. I was gripped. It kept me on the edge of my seat wanting to know for sure whether Joe would make it back home or not. Brilliantly written, with fun and imaginative characters. Great moral lessons we can all learn from. Would recommend this book for anyone's reading list. Loved it!

by Cheryl Coley

This is an exciting and intriguing adventure story, sensitively written, as Joe and his new friend encounter various challenges. In doing so, they help each other and actually realise how they may have unintentionally hurt their other friends. As they begin to understand this, they resolve to put things right when they return to their different situations.
Anyone with any responsibility for children will appreciate the wonder of bringing them to a realisation of how others feel and to care about the consequences. This author does this effectively and unobtrusively, as events unfold. A great, fascinating read with a positive message.

by Mary Blackburn

I purchased this book for my granddaughter, she didn’t put it down all day, she adored it, loved the story and illustrations, she’s going to read it to her little brother.

by Tracy Brookes

The children loved this book and it encouraged them to write. A perfect book to develop resilience.
The author is lovely and visited our school. Her passion for writing is evident and I hope there will be a sequel.

by Anita Raymond

A perfect book to develop resilience. The children were motivated to write after listening to the first few chapters and wanted to know what was going to happen next. The characters are vividly brought to life. The illustrations are perfect.
I hope there will be a sequel.

by Anita Raymond

My boys loved this book and all the wonderful characters. They wanted to keep reading chapter after chapter to find out what happened next. It was a very enjoyable story.

by M Vaciago

Amanda Humphries

Amanda Humphries has lived in rural Shropshire all her life. Married, with two grown-up children and a grandson, she worked for many years in a primary school as a H.L.T.A, teaching reception. It was her love of reading stories to her class that has inspired her to write her own books.

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