With Tales to Read in a Hammock, Robyn P Murray strives to recreate experiences for her readers by presenting a collection of artfully crafted short stories dealing with a wide variety of themes—from human strengths and weaknesses, to the obstacles facing romance, to family togetherness.
Written over the course of many years, several of these stories have been read on the radio programWriters On Air, and some have appeared in various publications. This is the first time you’ll find them all together in print, however, ready to keep next to your bedside, load up on your Kindle, or enjoy in a hammock on a relaxing afternoon.
Even the busiest reader can steal a quiet moment to enjoy one of Murray’s stories, all lighthearted reads that leave you thinking about the memorable characters and wondering how their lives may have turned out, long after the last page is turned.
Louise de Varga review of Tales to Read in a Hammock – ‘I intended to read one story before going to sleep – but I was hooked and kept reading – love the stories.’
Each year I set up a stall to promote my picture books – lovely memories to keep of Ambury Park Farm with stories of Roger the Rooster and The Spirit of Cameron.
Although Ambury Park Farm Day 2014 had four seasons in one day, rain, wind, cold weather then the sun came out. The public still ventured out and visited in their thousands. I sold lots of books including my anthologies of SHORT STORIES.
I am very happy to announce that my children’s book Roger the Rooster of Ambury Park Farm, was chosen by The Royal New Zealand Institute for the Blind to be formatted into Braille for blind children to enjoy reading.
What did Cameron and Roger the Rooster decide to do for their Ambury Park Farm friends who wore Gumboots as a big surprise for Christmas?
The Spirit of Cameron is still felt in Ambury Park Farm. People talk fondly of the big Clydesdale Horse who had lived for years at the farm after retiring from pulling big carts full of barrels in Auckland City. Cameron died some years ago and a strong Kauri Tree is planted in the park to remember him. He came to the Park in 2004 and had a quiet nature allowing him to be around the thousands of children who visit the Park each year. He had his own ‘horse port’ and a special platform was built to allow the children to brush him. He was a gentle giant, wonderful with children and he loved prams. I remember seeing a fearless 2 year old Kate holding her hand up to stop Cameron’s head coming down to her pushchair looking for food.
Cameron the Clydesdale horse will always be remembered with affection by Janine, all the volunteers and visitors to Ambury Park Farm.
This picture book may be enjoyed by older primary school age children.
“The Spirit of Cameron” is available from WHEELERS, Amazon Kindle and in print.
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Roger the Rooster was enjoying an early morning walk in Ambury Park Farm when he heard a cry for help! Where was it coming from? Would he find who was in trouble and save him?
“Roger the Rooster of Ambury Park Farm” is a children’s book that would would appeal to young pre-schoolers who may or may not have had the pleasure of visiting Ambury Farm in Mangere Bridge in Auckland, New Zealand.
I have been meaning to forward you this photo of my class with your book and some gorgeous roosters we made from the feathers of a feather duster! Thank you for your book, the children loved it and I have now donated it to the AIS Saigon school library for all to enjoy. I look forward to your next book!! Jodi Swan
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