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Jeremy Hanlan

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Originally from Cardiff, Wales, I used to be an actor, although I’m still acting every day! I worked predominantly in Children’s Theatre, Theatre-In-Education and Community Theatre. During this time I wrote and co-wrote a wide range of plays that were performed in a variety of different theatres and venues; from shopping malls to the National Theatre. Then, I suddenly got this urge to travel and see the world....so I did, and I kind of got stuck in Thailand where I live to this day. Now I work for the British Council, teaching English and writing courses to help Thai student’s gain entry into UK and Australian universities. A couple of years back I wrote an adult novel, but the industry was not so green back then, and it was frustrating trying to send the manuscript from Thailand...not to mention bloody expensive. Now, I’m married to a wonderful Thai and we have two amazing children who, being bi-lingual, need a greater input for English language learning than the Thai school system can provide. So, I’ve started writing Children’s stories that encourage native English speaking children’s interest in vocabulary.
My book, Gibble Gabble and the Land of Yum: The Palace of Cheese; is the first in a series of stories designed to stimulate vocabulary learning and a love of reading through entertaining, funny and cleverly written stories that include parallel language games, written and pictorial puzzles plus quizzes to encourage and develop analytical skills through provoking the imagination. Hopefully, it will also be beautifully and cleverly illustrated. Presently, I’m working on the second book: Gibble Gabble and the Land of Yum: The Palace of Chocolate.

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Gibble Gabble and the Land of ....

Jeremy Hanlan

Children are the readers of the future, and so we need to capture their interest to ensure the future of literature.


Gibble Gabble the Guard is left to protect the King’s new palace which is made entirely out of cheese. A mouse finds its way inside the palace and starts to gnaw away at the building and furniture. Gibble Gabble buys a cat and places it inside the palace in a bid to be rid it of the rodent and mayhem ensues. Eventually, the palace is destroyed through their antics just as the King returns from viewing other palaces in the neighbouring countries. He cannot believe the remains of his once wonderful palace which greets his eyes; however, his horror is taken to a higher level when the fat cat that has destroyed his once beautiful palace is catapulted into his mouth and sends him rolling down the hill. He calls for Gibble Gabble’s head to be chopped off as punishment for his negligence but is dissuaded from doing so by the guard’s eloquence and so defers the beheading if the guard can build him a new palace made entirely of chocolate!

 

Gibble Gabble and the Land of ....

Jeremy Hanlan

Children are the readers of the future and so we need to capture their interest to ensure the future of literature!


The Palace of Cheese:
Gibble Gabble the Guard is left to protect the King’s new palace which is made entirely out of cheese. A mouse finds its way inside the palace and starts to gnaw away at the building and furniture. Gibble Gabble buys a cat and places it inside the palace in a bid to be rid it of the rodent and mayhem ensues. Eventually, the palace is destroyed through their antics just as the King returns from viewing other palaces in the neighbouring countries. He cannot believe the remains of his once wonderful palace which greets his eyes; however, his horror is taken to a higher level when the fat cat that has destroyed his once beautiful palace is catapulted into his mouth and sends him rolling down the hill. He calls for Gibble Gabble’s head to be chopped off as punishment for his negligence but is dissuaded from doing so by the guard’s eloquence and so defers the beheading if the guard can build him a new palace made entirely of chocolate!

 

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I wrote 883 days ago

Hi Tawan Nice to hear from you again...what are you up to these days. Interesting that you've registered on this site...the reading involved should really do wonders for your vocabulary level but also for your knowledge too. Good for you...sorry about all this chit-chat too ...back to the comment... view book

I wrote 902 days ago

Thanks for the constructive criticism Marcie, its much appreciated. The book is both a both a picture and graphic book in a similar genre to Kit Williams' Masquerade....the 'hidden treasure' in this case is ‘language attainment,’ which, to some extent, supersede plot and voice. However, I will look... view book

I wrote 919 days ago

Thanks Su, I like your pragmatic and honest comments in ‘about me.’ That’s exactly how I feel about the huge quantity of books on this site. Sure, I’d love the time to read them all from start to finish, but that would get in the way of my continuing to write. I’ll do my best and read parts of those... view book

I wrote 921 days ago

I’ve only read the first three chapters so far and it has certainly interested me sufficiently to continue and find out if my conjecture is accurate. Some of the character description and surrounding environment seemed unnecessary in part as they weren’t pertinent to what I wanted to know, although ... view book

I wrote 922 days ago

Good point Warrick, I'll take the advice on board...cheers view book

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