THE TURTLE DANCES by Daniel S. Janik - Excerpt #3 (Family Rated)
"Chapter 13 - The Turtle Dances
"You know what?" The young man offered, thinking of the two turtles they'd been watching. “We danced so well together, I think we might just win!"
"You know, I think so, too,“ replied his partner. “Thanks to our turtle-friends out there," the two finished together.
The couple returned, hand-in-hand, to the dance floor to join the line of competitors. Waiting for the judges to announce the awards, the young man turned to his now self-assured partner, touched the tip of her hand softly much the way the turtles had, and smiled. "The turtle dances," he said softly.
"Yes," she replied, while unseen in the distance, Isla and Surf happily executed a perfect bounce, twirl and slide. "The turtle dances!"- - - - -
Continuing the unique tradition of "talking up" rather than down to readers, THE TURTLE DANCES demonstrates the power and beauty of narrative storytelling at its finest. Designed to re-awaken curiosity, discovery in both children and adults, the book is an excellent way to introduce literacy and associated lifelong learning pleasures.
Mulit-award-winning author, naturalist, artist, photographer and movie producer Daniel S. Janik resides in Honolulu, Hawaii with his wife and dance partner, Setsuko Tsuchiya. Together they welcome Hawaiian Green Sea Turtles to Hawaii throughout the year. An Oklahoma painter known for her vivid, almost photographic renditions of nature, illustrator Ruth R. Janik created the 28 naturalistic line drawings in the book specifically for children to color.
THE TURTLE DANCES is the third in the Savant "Color-Me-Please" series, the third in the author's "Pacific Rim Naturalist" group of children's books and recipient of an ANIMALS, ANIMALS, ANIMALS BOOK FESTIVAL AWARD.
THE TURTLE DANCESby Daniel S. Janik80 pp. 8.25" x 6" Softcover book with 28 B&W "Color-Me-Please" IllustrationsISBN 978-0-9886640-1-2
Available from the publisher, printer, Savant Bookstore Honolulu, Amazon.com, online bookstores and other fine bookstores everywhere.
Daniel S. JanikMulti-Award-winning author of THE TURTLE DANCES (Savant 2013) http://www.amazon.com//dp/0988664011 A WHALE’S TALE (Savant 2009) http://www.amazon.com/dp/1442105062
SOURDOUGH SCOTT'S BEDTIME FAIRY TALES FROM ALASKA (Publication Consultants 2005) https://www.amazon.com/dp/159433031X
FOOTPRINTS, SMILES AND LITTLE WHITE LIES (Savant 2008) http://www.amazon.com/dp/1438252358 (softcover book) http://www.amazon.com/dp/B001G0MOVG (Kindle eBook)
THE ILLUSTRATED MIDDLE EARTH (Savant 2008) http://www.amazon.com/dp/1438262418
LAST AND FINAL HARVEST (Savant 2008) http://www.amazon.com/dp/1438268416
UNLOCK THE GENIUS WITHIN (Rowman & Littlefield Education, 2005) http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00BY13D2Q
A NEUROBIOLOGICAL THEORY AND METHOD OF LANGUAGE ACQUISITION (Lincom Europa, 2004) http://www.lincom-shop.eu/shop/article_ISBN%25209783895867637/LSNB-01%3A-A-Neurobiological-Theory-and-Method-of-Language-Acquisition.html http://www.amazon.com/dp/3895867632
HOW TO CHOOSE THE BEST ENGLISH LANGUAGE SCHOOL IN THE USA (Authorhouse, 2006) http://bookstore.authorhouse.com/Products/SKU-000356497/How-to-Choose-the-Best-English-Language-School-in-the-USA.aspx http://www.amazon.com/dp/1425934803
Award-winning poet with works appearing in VOLUTIONS (Savant 2014) http://www.amazon.com/dp/0991562216 BELLWETHER MESSAGES (Savant 2013) http://www.savantbooksandpublications.com FIFTY-EIGHT STONES (Savant 2012) http://www.amazon.com/dp/0985250658 (softcover book) http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00I5RVQXK (Kindle eBook) WAVELENGTHS (Savant 2011) http://www.amazon.com/dp/0982998767 FIRST BREATH (Savant 2010) http://www.amazon.com/dp/0984555226
Award-winning producer of "Clean Water, Common Ground" (National Film Network, 1999) http://www.amazon.com/dp/0802607055
Author website at http://janik.yolasite.com
CLEOPATRA UNCONQUERED by Helen R. Davis - Excerpt #2 (This Excerpt is Family Rated)
"Cleopatra Elder particularly enjoyed sitting with her youngest daughter, reading aloud the stories and history of ancient Egypt in Egyptian from scrolls taken from the famous Library of Alexandria to the wide-eyed youth. She read to her in Greek about the country they ruled, and about glories of Greece, especially Macedonia where the Ptolemaic Dynasty had originated, and in Latin of contentious Rome, the newest empire and Egypt's current principal debt-holder. From earliest age, Cleopatra VII Philopater also heard of her personal protector, the Goddess Isis. When the Queen Mother tired, she would have her teenage maid, Charmion, a beautiful, ebony-colored Nubian slave who would later become Queen Cleopatra VII's personal maid and cosmetic advisor, recite hymns and sing praises in Egyptian to Isis. The first day she saw the young princess, Charmion fashioned an image of Isis made of soft cloth and dressed Egyptian-style in a linen sheath dress, along with a baby that attached to Isis' arm, meant to represent the both the Goddess' mythical son, Horus, and, at the same time, her newest daughter, Cleopatra Younger."
What reviewers and book festivals are saying: (pending)
Based on the PACIFIC RIM BOOK FESTIVAL AWARDED manuscript
Helen Davis has a long interest in history, religion, politics, and all nations. She has studied the ancient world through the gift of books since a very young age, her passion for this era kindled long ago. She has also researched and studied many other times and eras and has a passion for strong women who have governed nations from the past to the present.
"Cleopatra's story has been sensationalized to the point where she is has become as much legend and myth as history," says Davis. "In writing this story about what our world might have been like had she and Mark Antony won the dreadful Battle at Actium, it is my hope that readers will begin to appreciate her genius and ultimate impact on the world. The novel begins with a largely historical account of her life, and ends with her, unconquered, after the decisive Battle at Actium. The story is one about triumphing over insurmountable obstacles. It is my sincere hope that this first book in my Cleopatra trilogy will be a fun and enlightening read—one that readers won't want to put down."
CLEOPATRA UNCONQUERED (2015)
by Helen R. Davis
330 pp - 6" x 9" Softcover Trade Book
Available directly from the publisher/printer with FREE SHIPPING ANYWHERE WITHIN THE USA INCLUDING ALASKA AND HAWAII at
Also available from Amazon.com, Savant Bookstore Honolulu, and fine bookstores everywhere.
Helen R. Davis
Award-winning Author of CLEOPATRA UNCONQUERED (Savant 2015)
Author website at http://helendavisbooks.org/en/
CLEOPATRA UNCONQUERED by Helen R. Davis - Excerpt #3 (This Excerpt is Family Rated)
"Back in my tent, my thoughts turned to my meeting with Caesar when I was a teenager. What did I really know of the ambitious Roman Consul, and, moreover, of the man? I would need to learn more about the man if I were to attempt to bring him to my side, and this I must clearly do. I knew he was a womanizer. This didn't overly concern me; what man was ever faithful? But it could prove helpful. Still, in the end, it was his conquests—the way he acted—publicly and personally—that were of greatest interest to me, and from what I could already tell, he was the right man to help me regain my throne, if I could but win his attention. My discussion with Azor that evening confirmed my suspicions. Caesar would not only be a formidable ally, but, if I could accomplish it, an interesting champion. I dispatched Mardian to Egypt to meet secretly with Olympos and learn more about the situation in Egypt and everything he could about Caesar's purpose now that Pompey was dead."
About this Book:
What if Cleopatra and Antony had triumphed at Actium over Octavian, the first Emperor of Rome? Would our world have been changed? What would the Middle East, Europe, and, by extension, the rest of the world, look like if the course of Western history was determined not by Rome but by Egypt?
CLEOPATRA UNCONQUERED (Savant 2015), the first of three novels in a series, imagines this scenario. Cleopatra, historically the last queen of Egypt, becomes instead the mother of an Egypto-Roman empire, the greatest the world has ever known. Cleopatra, her family, and those dear to her, as well as those not so dear to her, come to life in this richly imagined alternate history.
Follow Cleopatra's privileged yet troubled childhood as the third daughter of Pharaoh Auletes, a weak-willed man despised by his subjects, other children, and even his wife. Be there as Cleopatra, his favored child and the only one loyal to him, learns at his feet—and from his errors. Determined to keep her nation alive and her people free, Cleopatra, although of Macedonian Greek heritage, develops a deep bond with the native people of Egypt. Meet Julius Caesar, Pompey, Cicero and his son, Cicero Minor, Marc Antony, and the ambitious but despicable Octavian as well as his wife, Livia, who will stop at nothing to destroy Cleopatra and Egypt.
Open the cover and immerse yourself immediately in ancient Egypt through Cleopatra's eyes as you read her personal memoirs, the ones archeologists have yet to discover!
About the Author:
Author Helen Davis has been writing since the age of twenty. An interest in strong women protagonists led her to write and publish EVITA: MY LIFE (Booksurge, 2009), an historical novel about the legendary Evita Peron. Intrigued by the legend of Cleopatra since she was in high school, as EVITA was released, Davis took up pen and began work on another historical novel surrounding this queen who sought to control nations in an era in which women had little power. A polyglot herself, the author, in the course of writing the manuscript, developed a strong personal attraction to this legendary queen, whose only crime, like many other women in history, was to be on the wrong side of history books. While writing the novel, Davis began to wonder how the world might be if Cleopatra and Antony had triumphed at the Battle of Actium. It was out of this question that CLEOPATRA UNCONQUERED (Savant 2015), the first of three books documenting her imagined new world, came to be.
Available directly from the publisher/printer with FREE SHIPPING ANYWHERE WITHIN THE USA INCLUDING ALASKA AND HAWAII from the publisher at
Also available from Amazon.com, Savant Bookstore Honolulu, and fine online and "brick and mortar" bookstores everywhere.
Helen R. Davis Award-winning Author of
CLEOPATRA UNCONQUERED (Savant 2015)
EVITA: MY ARGENTINA (Custom Books 2017)
Supported videos include:
Create your own forum with Website Toolbox!