Monday, November 25, 2013

Dirkus' Story Debut- Jingle Bells Anthology is Here!

Hello Good Readers.
Nope, not the Queenie here. It's me Dirkus! 
Oh boy, oh boy, have I gots some exciting news. Some awesome-wasom news!!

Our own castle scribe, Jackie Castle, has written up one of my fabuloso stories and it's been published in an anthology. What's an anthology, you ask? Well, that's when a whole BUNCHES of scribes- some people call them authors- get together and put all their stories together into a big book.

Mrs Castle, renown scribe here at the Castle Library, has two enchanting tales in this Christmas anthology called, Jingle Bells: Tales of the Holiday Spirit from Around the World. And oh boy, some stories come from writers who live in the USA, some are from Australia, and others from the UK. Yep, they really do come from all over.

Not only that, but I must say, Mrs. Castle has drawn up a splendid picture of me that goes along with my story. Oh, and I'm supposed to also tell you she also write a story about Jack Frost. But who cares? I'm the star! And I think my story comes first. So there!

Oh, and another thing, Wiz Lexiconi says I better mention that he is also in the story. Even though the story is about ME. Not him.  I'm also supposed to say that Wiz Lex says he taught Mrs. Castle everything she knows.


Here's the important part I'm supposed to tell everyone. You can get your own copy of my... er, I mean, the anthology which is full of other stories which I'm sure are just as great as mine is.

Wiz Lexiconi says I need to stop bragging or the Queen wont let me chase the knights around the courtyard anymore. So, okay, I'll only say that you need to get this book. Not just because of my Christmas story, (Which is great by the way) but because all of the stories are really good and are sure to put you in the Christmas spirit. Not only do you get stories but there's all kinds of drawings there, too. Mrs Castle says she will put the drawing she did of me here in this post. So if you want to, right click, save the picture and print it up to color after you've read my amazing, awesome-wasom story.

I'm gonna be sooooo famous. I told my big brother Rankus I'd be sure not to forget the little people like him. Ha... whatever.

Book Information:
Jingle Bells: Tales of Holiday Spirit From Around the World
Paperback: 160 pages
Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform
Date: (November 21, 2013)
Language: English
ISBN-13: 978-1493739400

For a limited time, you can get the kindle version for .99 cents. 

Stories and drawings from:
Authored by Rebecca Fyfe, Emily Morgan, C S Frye, Ashley Howland, Theresa Nielsen, Kelly McDonald, Robert Fyfe, Jo Hart, Melanie E. Lancaster, Nicole Zoltack, Angelica Fyfe, Alayne Kay Christian, Deirdre Sheridan Englehart, Beth Avery, Cecilia Clark, Marissa Ames, Abbi Knight, Jackie Castle, Nancy Churnin, Kelly Vavala & Dani Duck 

Proceeds from this anthology and Teapot Tales go toward funding the Chapter Book Challenge coordinated by Becky Fyfe 

If you like these Christmas tales, you might also want to check out another anthology from this same group titled: Teapot Tales: A Collection of Unique Fairy Tales

Book Information:
Teapot Tales: A Collection of Unique Fairy Tales
Paperback: 102 pages
Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform
Date: (September 5, 2013)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 1492145173
ISBN-13: 978-1492145172

Although I'm not in this book, it's still a full of fantastical tales the both children and adults will enjoy. Two of which our favorite Castle Scribe has written.
Why, the Queen often reads them to us during her story times. You can, too!

Oh, and if you want to see more of our castle scribe's stories, check out Jackie's Scribbles site or The White Road Chronicles for a sampling of Mrs. Castle's other books. 

And here's the best part that I promised you... a picture of ME. Get your own Dirkus's Dumb Christmas coloring page right here. Enjoy. And go get my... er the Christmas stories book!!!

Happy Holidays!
(With the Queens help. She won't stop shaking her head and rolling her eyes. I don't know why.)

right click and save, then print for coloring fun

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