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A Christmas Coat-Astrophe – Joan Zambelli

850 words Children 3 -7

Father Christmas’s special thick red coat was now a peculiar pink colour, and only half its original size. It was much too cold for him to be out on his sleigh on Christmas Eve without his thick coat, but children everywhere were waiting excitedly for him to deliver their Christmas presents…

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It would soon be Christmas, so Mother Christmas was busy getting ready for that most wonderful time of year. “I must make sure Father Christmas’s special red coat is spotlessly clean,” she murmured to herself. So she quickly put it into the washing machine. Then off she went to put up even more Christmas decorations.

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A Life of Riley – Joan Zambelli

825 words Children 6 – 10 years

Since the cats moved out, the mice down in the palace cellar lived ‘a life of Riley’ – which is more than can be said for lazy King Casper and kind Queen Veronica!  Astonishingly, it took Ricardo and his ‘special pizzas’ to change the situation.

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King Casper and Queen Veronica lived in a grand palace at the top of a very steep hill. Lazy King Casper was so bad tempered, that all the palace staff had left years ago. Even the palace cats had moved out, so the mice down in the cellar lived a ‘life of Riley’! Poor Queen Veronica had to clean all the one-hundred-and-one rooms, including the very large State Rooms, Banqueting Hall and Ballroom. By evening, she was tired out!

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A New Home and a New Friend – Joan Zambelli

660 words Children aged 3 – 7

Susie loves her cat, Rusty.  Sadly, cats aren’t allowed in the flat they are moving to. If Rusty goes to live miles away with Auntie Laura, Susie will hardly ever see her. One day, on her way to school, Susie reads a notice on a tree-trunk, but how can this help her?

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Susie could hear her mummy and daddy talking about the new flat. “Susie will love having a bigger bedroom,” Daddy said. “She’ll be nearer her school, too,” Mummy said. All Susie could think about, was the fact that they couldn’t take Rusty, her cat, with them.

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A Topsy-Turvy Tale – Joan Zambelli

810 words Children 6 – 10 years

Mr Mortimer, the piano-tuner, soon realised that all was not as it should be in Mrs Topsy-Turvy’s cottage.  He wondered if he would ever finish tuning her piano, especially when all the notes began to fall off from the rather unusual piano keyboard!

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As soon as Mr Mortimer, the piano tuner, stepped into the music room at Mrs Topy-Turvy’s Cottage to tune her piano, he immediately had a strange feeling that all was not as it should be! Not only were all the pictures hanging upside-down on the walls, but the mirrors had been put up back to front so nobody could see themselves. Ornaments had been placed upside-down on the shelves, too.

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As Different as Chalk from Cheese – Joan Zambelli

800 words Children 6 – 10

Mrs Uncertain could never make up her mind about anything. But her friend, Mrs Certain, knew exactly what she would be doing each day of the week. See what happens when they change roles…

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Although Mrs Certain and Mrs Uncertain were the best of friends, in some ways they were as different as chalk from cheese. You see, Mrs Uncertain could never make her mind up about anything. She couldn’t even decide what to eat for her breakfast each morning. “Shall I have toast, or cornflakes?” she would ask herself.

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Charlie, The Calculating Computer – Joan Zambelli

1700 words Children 7 – 11

Ryan wasn’t allowed to stay out late with the other lads, so he made a friend of his computer, instead. He named it, Charlie. One evening everything changed. Charlie no longer seemed friendly, and what happened next was very scary indeed!

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“Well, at least we know where Ryan is,” Mary Kelly re-assured her husband. “He’s not out in the streets like most of the kids around here.” A distinct ‘Um’ came from the direction of the armchair where Jim sat, eyes and ears glued to the TV, waiting for the lottery results. “If our lad was out ‘til all hours, I’d be worried sick,” Mary continued, seemingly unaware of Jim’s lack of interest in her conversation right now. “At least we know he is safe and sound upstairs using his computer.” But could Mrs Kelly be sure that Ryan would stay safe and sound? She’d have shook right out of her new pink furry slippers, had she known what was about to happen.

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Felicity’s Adventure – Joan Zambelli

800 words Children 3 – 7 years

Felicity, the falling star, meets a lovely little cloud, and together they visit his friends. Later, Felicity finds a way to stop some naughty, noisy clouds arguing, but she had no idea that this would start a new craze!

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Felicity, the falling star, had an extra big twinkle in her eye that day. So when all the other stars were hidden behind the clouds, she climbed to the top of the nearest cloud and slid all the way down the other side! Then she fell gently through the air like a coloured snow-flake, until she landed upon a soft cushion-like cloud.

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Gran’s Strange Little Red Car – Joan Zambelli

1100 words Children 3 – 7 years Story and Poem

Billy could hardly wait for Gran to take him to see his very first pantomime. But Gran’s new little red car had other ideas. It wanted to go to the zoo, instead!

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Billy had been feeling excited all day. This was because his Gran had promised to take him to see, ‘Puss-in-Boots’ as a Christmas treat. Billy had never seen a pantomime before, and this would be his first visit to a theatre too. Not only that, but they would be going in Gran’s new little red car. He was really looking forward to that.

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Home Sweet Home – Joan Zambelli

835 words Children 3 – 7

Sometimes, the other chicks teased Chipperty Chick, so she decided to return to her old, peaceful egg-shell home, but where was this? Then someone, with a long bushy tail, said he knew exactly where Chipperty’s old home was.  Who was he, and was he telling the truth?

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Chipperty Chick poked her head up and up until it reached the top of her egg-shell home. It was then that the shell cracked! It had been dark inside the egg-shell. Now, as she poked her head out through the top, it suddenly became very light, and the dazzling sunshine made her blink. “Where am I?” a rather puzzled Chipperty asked.

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Home Sweet Home – Joan Zambelli

Home Sweet Home Coverfor paperback12 stories for children aged 3 – 7 years

5* reviews on Amazon

You can go on an adventure with Felicity Star; find out if Old Grumpy’s golden apples really are scrumptious, and discover how Queen Happygolucky gets King Moanalot to smile…and so much more.

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Stories included: Home Sweet Home, Reggie, The Little Red Car, Old Grumpy’s Golden Apples, The Sun Has Fun, Felicity’s Adventure, Lonely Lenny Lion, The Little Rowing Boat, A New Home and a New Friend, The Magic of Dewdrop Dell, The King Who Never Smiled, My Most Unusual Christmas Treat, Gran’s Strange New Little Red Car

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Lily’s Lucky Day – Joan Zambelli

575 words Children 3 – 7 years

While Lily was playing with her little poodle, Poppet, she found a four-leaf clover. She felt excited, because she had heard that four-leaf clovers bring good luck.  Lily’s day turned out to be very lucky, but was this because she had found the four-leaf clover?

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Lily often played at the bottom of their long garden with her little poodle, Poppet. Mummy said that this could be her very own piece of garden. Lily loved it there because it was full of buttercups and daises, and many other pretty wild flowers.

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Little Grey Mouse Detective – Joan Zambelli

800 words Children 3 – 5 Christian

Little Grey Mouse hoped to become a famous detective.  One day, hundreds of people arrived in the  town where he lived, and the biggest brightest star ever, shone in the sky.  Here was a mystery which needed solving, and Little Grey Mouse was the mouse for the job!

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Over two thousand years ago, there lived a mouse called Little Grey Mouse. He had always dreamed of becoming a famous detective, but in those days, hardly anyone had heard of him. Then one day, something happened which changed his life forever. After that day, he hoped that one day, everyone, both mice and men, might know about it too.

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Lonely Lenny Lion – Joan Zambelli

750 words Children 3 – 7

Lenny, the yellow toy lion, had always been Paula’s favourite toy.  She took him everywhere with her.  So you can imagine how sad and lonely Lenny felt when Paula began to leave him at home.  Then one day, Paula needed a yellow mascot for her school team. Would she remember lonely Lenny?

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Lenny, Paula’s yellow soft furry toy lion, was her favourite toy. She kept him on her bedside table at night, so she would be able to see him as soon as she awoke each morning. Paula took Lenny with her everywhere she went. He had been to all her friends’ birthday parties with her. He had travelled with Paula in cars, in buses and in trains.

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Old Grumpy’s Golden Apples – Joan Zambelli

775 words Children 3 – 7 Years

He was called ‘Old Grumpy’ because he was always grumbling. He was never satisfied because he always wanted the best of everything. So when a little elf promised him that he would have the most beautiful golden apples ever, he very nearly smiled! But things didn’t turn out in quite the way Old Grumpy had expected…

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Old Grumpy was never satisfied. He wanted the best of everything and because he was always grumpy and grumbling, everyone in Merryfields called him, ‘Old Grumpy’. Although his orchard was full of apple trees, Old Grumpy wasn’t happy unless his apples were the biggest and rosiest in the whole village. Even when his trees were full of ripe rosy apples, he was too mean to give any away.

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Penguin Posh’s Unusual Task – Joan Zambelli

800 words Children 3 – 7 years

The penguins on Penguinacious Island enjoyed helping Father Christmas each year. But when tiny Penguin Posh found out what he wanted her to do this year, she looked horrified!

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The penguins from PenguinaciousIsland looked exactly like any other penguins. But unlike other penguins, they could fly, not just whilst skimming the water, but high in the sky too! Long ago, just two days before Christmas, the penguins were waiting for Father Christmas to visit them. You see, they knew he needed their help. “Let’s toboggan in the snow before Father Christmas comes,” Penguin Peter suggested.

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Read It Again – 20 Stories for Children of All Ages

final cover pressChildren’s Fiction

6 5* reviews on Amazon

20 stories to enrich the lives of children. This book contains stories for both younger and older children. Always have a story to read at bedtime, whatever their age.

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Reggie, the Little Red Car – Joan Zambelli

550 words Children 3 – 7 years

Everyone loved Reggie, the little red car.  But when his horn wouldn’t stop hooting, they began to feel cross instead!  One day, they were very happy indeed that Reggie’s horn had kept hooting loudly.  Read this, and you will find out why.

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Reggie, the little red car, chugged happily along the road. He was the shiniest red car in the whole of Fairfields Village, and this made him feel very proud. Everyone looked at Reggie and smiled as he went on his way.

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Rudolph the Blue-Nosed Reindeer – Joan Zambelli

870 words Children 3 – 7 years

Rudolph, the red-nosed Reindeer, enjoyed helping Father Christmas take presents to all the girls and boys.  But because Rudolph had been rather naughty, something disastrous happened, which made a tearful Rudolph wonder if he would be able to help Father Christmas this year…

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It would soon be Christmas, which was Rudolph, the red-nosed reindeer’s favourite time of the year. He felt so proud and happy that Father Christmas had chosen him to help deliver presents to the children on Christmas Eve. And all because he had a lovely red shiny nose which glowed in the dark!

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Scamp’s Secret – Joan Zambelli

1750 words Children 6 – 10

Young Jan Jopson’s dog, Scamp, had a body which should have belonged to a greyhound, and ears which resembled those of a spaniel.  If only he could keep out of trouble!  One day, he made an amazing discovery, but this got him into even more trouble, and made Mrs Jopson think she was as nutty as a fruitcake!

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Scamp was young Jan Jopson’s cute, but unusual looking mongrel dog. His grey body was long and thin, as if it should have belonged to a greyhound, while his large brown floppy ears resembled those of a spaniel. Scamp was the perfect name for him, because he always scampered everywhere, often getting into trouble!

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Smiley’s Secret – Joan Zambelli

950 words Christian

Despite living in an old run-down caravan and dressing shabbily, Smiley was always smiling – hence his nickname. He never seemed to have any worries either. People often wondered why he always carried a plastic shopping bag with him wherever he went, and what it contained. So how did Smiley strengthen my faith?

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Everyone in the village had heard of Smiley. He was always shabbily dressed and down-at-heel, but, give him his due, he was always clean shaven. They had given him the nick-name, ‘Smiley’, because despite his apparently poor circumstances, he was always smiling. Smiley lived in an old caravan with his dog, Poppet, seemingly without a worry in the world. “Why should I worry about anything?” he would say. “My best friend will protect me.”

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The Duckling Who Couldn’t Swim – Joan Zambelli

900 words Children 3-7 years

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Dulcie Duckling’s twin brother was already a brilliant swimmer. Dulcie preferred to sit and gaze at her reflection in the water, rather than learn how to swim. Fancy being a duck and not being able to swim! But Dulcie had a BIG problem.

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It was a lovely sunny day. Fleecy clouds drifted overhead in the blue sky. The reeds swayed in the gentle breeze and ripples danced on the pond. However, Dulcie Duckling was unaware of her beautiful surroundings. She liked nothing better than to sit gazing at her reflection in the water.

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The Fairy Without a Name – Joan Zambelli

1180 words Children 3 – 7 years

Everyone called her, ‘Fairy’, but the beautiful fairy longed to have a first name.  That would surely be her best Christmas present ever.

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The most beautiful fairy that ever lived in Fairy Dell should have been very happy. Her best friends, Dewdrop Fairy, Pearldrop Fairy, and Rainbow Fairy, all loved her very much. All the birds and creatures who lived in Fairy Dell loved her, too. The trouble was that nobody had given the beautiful fairy a first name, so everyone called her just, ‘Fairy’. This seemed so unfair, as she wanted a first name, too. She felt sure that if she ever found her first name, she would be truly happy, just like all of her friends.

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The First Christmas – According to Robin Redbreast – Joan Zambelli

800 words Children 3 – 7 / Christian

Robin Redbreast’s great, great, great, however many greats…Grandad, had been in Bethlehem that very first Christmas. Robin Redbreast enjoyed sharing the story his family had passed down to him about the birth of baby Jesus. And he had to make sure that Simon Scarecrow knew how very special Christmas was, too.

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Simon Scarecrow awoke to the sound of church bells ringing out loudly. He yawned, stretched his arms out even wider, and then shook the snow from off his rather tatty straw hat. “Just when I had decided to have a sleep-in, or perhaps I should say a sleep-out.” He sighed.

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The King Who Never Smiled – Joan Zambelli

850 words Children 3 – 7 years

Queen Happygolucky began to wonder if King Moanalot knew how to smile.  Then, one day she found the perfect way to make him smile.  And if her plan worked, everyone in the kingdom would smile, too!

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King Moanalot never smiled. He was too busy moaning and groaning. Thankfully, Queen Happygolucky never moaned. She smiled a lot instead. One morning, King Moanalot began grumbling the minute he awoke. “It’s raining!” he moaned. “It’s always raining.” “Well dear,” Queen Happygolucky said, “just think how lovely the rain will make our grass look. It will be the most beautiful green.” But King Moanalot didn’t care if the grass turned blue!

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The Little Rowing Boat – Joan Zambelli

575 words Children 3 – 7 years

Tiffany, the little rowing boat, wanted to be a big boat.  She felt sure that then she would feel very proud indeed.  But, one day, something happened which made her change her mind…and it made her friend, Gulliver Gull, smile, too!

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Down by the seaside, Tiffany, the little rowing boat, bobbed happily up and down on top of the waves. And because Gulliver Gull was sitting on the back of her, he was bobbing up and down, too! Tiffany looked out at the big sea and watched all the big boats proudly sailing along, heads in the air.

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