2014 sees Marianne Parry publishing two books of short stories for children.
The first story, Tales of Wabasso, will be available from 28th August; and the second story, Rusty and Friends, will be available from 28th October.
Tales of Wabasso follows a group of North American Indian children and their tribe. It includes references to traditional customs, words and the environment in which they live, in order to create a vivid and exciting picture of their adventures. Anyone liking traditional stories for children will enjoy this book.
Rusty and Friends follows a group of British children coming to terms with various family issues, that are resolved in surprisingly positive ways. Many children will relate to situations like these.
The creations of Little Professor (an old inventor with a kid face) are causing quite a stir in the city.
Magnet Man is experimenting with his magnetic properties and frightening people.
Electric Man, instead, helps in the local school and gives the children a lesson beyond summing and spelling.
Finally, together with his robot friends, Light Man involves the city people in a super-party...
"Little Professor and His Robot Factory" is a beautiful book, made up of three well-crafted and inventive stories. The illustrations are bright and colorful. And every story can push the children to invent new adventures and new robots.
This was a fun read, easy to follow and I can see it being read over and over. The robots are great and I loved the trouble that they got into and how the Little Professor came to the rescue each time. The ending was a great way to finish off the stories.
by Donna Maguire (NetGalley)
Marianne Parry was born in Pontypridd, South Wales. She attended Pontypridd Girls' Grammar School and Worcester College, and worked for many years as a Primary School teacher. Her literary works include short stories, poems, hymns, folk songs and pantomimes.