Maxwell Grantly

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Recommended for November

Those of us who live in the northern hemisphere have put our clocks back and we are now looking forward to six months of winter. That means that many of us will be curling up by the fire, with a warm cup of cocoa in one hand and a good book in the other.

If you want a reading suggestion for your children (at no cost) you could browse through the large selection of free eBooks on iTunes and Kobo by Maxwell Grantly.

If you want an idea of where to start, why not try the first story in a trilogy about Fingers the Pickpocket, called “The Incredible Story of Fingers and Boston.”

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.
Will Fingers find out the significance behind the strange-shaped dog tag of his new canine friend?
Will the local police be able to trace the missing Boston terrier before the criminals track Fingers and the lost dog?
Will the new friendship of Fingers and his terrier overcome the problems that they face together?
Find out the answer to these questions by reading the picture storybook by Maxwell Grantly: “The Incredible Adventure of Fingers and Boston.”

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Fingers and the Dream Thief

Opening the Dream Bottle

Mr. Snude was a wealthy steampunk photographer and a benefactor of the local orphanage in New Babbage. However, his generous intentions hid a darker side to his personality: he would use the modified posing stands in his photographic studio to steal dreams from his young victims. He relished the consumption of dreams from the local orphans: children’s imaginations are always such fertile and magical places.

It wasn’t until a new orphan was introduced that Mr. Snude’s plans started to go awry. Fingers, a shoeshine boy rescued from the streets, began to investigate the strange bland behaviour of his new friends and soon discovered the sinister secret behind the photographic studio.

How can Fingers save his friends from a life devoid of dreams and teach Mr. Snude a lesson that he will never forget?

This delightful ebook is packed with an illustration on every page and is perfect for sharing your love of literature with the younger members of your family.

Fingers and the Dream Thief (Promotional)

Have you ever met a dream thief?

Edward Croydon (also known as “Fingers”) was abandoned by his uncaring parents and left on the streets of New Babbage. Fate forced him to work in order to survive, shining shoes and picking the pockets of rich passers-by. Finally, the kindness of one sympathetic gentleman encouraged Fingers to consider moving into the local orphanage, financed by the town’s wealthy photographer: Mr. Snude. Fingers found that the children of the home were very well-cared for and that they were allowed to play with as many toys as they could wish for. The orphanage looked like a paradise for homeless street children! However, despite all of this, Finger discovered that the children lacked imagination and he soon discovered that this children’s home had a dark and dreadful secret: Mr. Snude was a dream thief!

Discover how Fingers saved the children from a life devoid of dreams and how he was able to teach Mr. Snude a lesson that he would never forget.

Fingers and the Dream Thief

Fingers and the Dream Thief

Edward Croydon (also known as “Fingers”) was abandoned and left on the streets of New Babbage by his uncaring parents. Fate forced him to work to survive, shining shoes and picking pockets of rich passers-by. Finally, the kindness of one sympathetic customer encouraged Fingers to consider moving into the local orphanage, financed by the town’s wealthy photographer: Mr. Snude. Fingers found that the children of the home were very well-cared for and had all the toys that they could ever dream of. The orphanage looked like a paradise for homeless street children! However, despite these toys, Finger discovered that these children lacked any imagination or playfulness and he soon discovered that the children’s home had a dark and dreadful secret: Mr. Snude was a dream thief!

Discover how Fingers saved the children from a life devoid of dreams and how he was able to teach Mr. Snude a lesson that he would never forget.

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