Maxwell Grantly

Magical stories from an independent author

Archive for the month “March, 2015”

The Incredible Adventure of Fingers and Boston

I am very pleased to announce the release of my latest picture book: The Incredible Adventure of Fingers and Boston.

The Incredible Adventure of Fingers and Boston

This beautifully produced ebook is a graphics-rich story of some 111 pages, suitable for the younger reader. It tells the story of how Edward Croydon (also known as “Fingers the Pickpocket”) finds a stray Boston terrier on the streets of New Babbage. Upon looking for a nametag, Fingers finds a strange-shaped disc hanging from the terrier’s collar. The discovery of this weird dog tag leads Fingers (and his new canine friend) into an exciting adventure that leads across the length of the steampunk town.

If you love reading on a Kindle or other device, why not share your joy of stories with the younger members of your family too. This story is ideal for reading aloud and the beautiful illustrations are guaranteed to capture the interest of young excited minds and develop their sense of wonder and imagination.

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The Ghostman

The Ghostman

Jamie Summers works in the Great Yarmouth area as a mentalist, performing magic tricks and various mind routines with a psychological edge. To his friends he is simply known as Jamie but to his audiences he is known by his stage name: Doctor Logic. However, Jamie has a third and more sinister name: The Ghostman. In the role of The Ghostman, he often finds himself in very difficult and scary situations. This collection of short stories takes the form of four different ghost stories, written for both adults and older children.

(1) Find out more about the young girl who lives at The Swallows Arms in Belton and why she acts so strangely.

(2) Discover how Jamie Summers celebrated the birthday of a blind friend, Claude, and accidentally discovered a ghost dog in the process.

(3) Learn how Jamie came to cross paths with a real vampire cat.

(4) Finally, learn the real story of a true tragic historical event that occurred in the seaside town of Great Yarmouth.

These four tales will thrill and scare you as you read through but, afterwards, you will be left with a smile on your face and a keenness to explore further ghoulish adventures of Jamie Summers: The Ghostman.

The Incredible Adventure of Fingers and Boston

Abandoned by his parents and forced by fate to work on the streets of New Babbage shining shoes, Edward Croydon (also known as “Fingers”) has to pick the pockets of rich gentlemen in order to survive. However, his life takes an unexpected turn of events when he discovers a stray Boston terrier wandering alone on the streets: a stray dog with the most peculiar-shaped dog tag hanging from her collar. Unfortunately, it’s not only Fingers who is interested in finding out the meaning of this curious dog tag; a gang of local criminals are searching for this dog and her tag too. They will do anything to seize the dog tag for themselves, within the Law or not.

Sprocket and the Sparrow

Sprocket loves his work and takes great pride in packing tin cans neatly into wooden crates. One day Sprocket catches a fleeting glance of a sparrow, perching outside on the factory windowsill, and he becomes entranced by the natural beauty of the tiny creature. He tries to share his newfound excitement of the sparrow discovery with his fellow robotic co-workers, but to no avail. Sprocket remains fascinated with his chance glimpse of the sparrow and decides to escape from Mr. Rivet’s tin can factory to try and trace the small bird. His adventures lead him to the adjacent woodland where he makes a terrible discovery that could change his life, the sparrow’s home and the entire future of Mr. Rivet’s tin can factory.

Will Sprocket save the day?

Leif’s Quest

When Leif finally proposes partnership to Tia, he knows that he must approach the village elders for their consent to the union. As is dictated by elven law, their permission always involves the completion of a “Gallant and Noble Quest” and so Leif decides to show the extent of his love by embarking on the most dangerous quest imaginable: the crossing of the Great Rift. No elf from the Kingdom of Fantasia, in living memory, has ever embarked on a mission as treacherous as this. Leif encounters a range of hazardous dilemmas, meets strange new creatures and discovers to his cost that (sometimes) it is unwise to act beyond one’s capabilities.

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