First 20 Pages Of Babar And The Wolves In The Forest

Here are the first 20 pages of Babar And The Wolves In The Forest.

The book has 40 illustrated pages. It is a coming of age story  of one dog’s adventure in the hills of the Himalayas.  It is also

a story of friendship  between two dogs, Babar and Sheru.

 Find out  how Babar  learn an important lesson in life after a frightening encounter

with wolves in the forest.

Get your copy here.

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Babar, Lost In The Forest

Babar immediately regretted his decision once the tents disappeared from his view and he found himself lost in the middle of the forest. The place was eerily quiet except for the faint sound of gushing stream from a distance.

“What are you doing out here alone?” somebody growled from behind him.

Babar barked in surprised.

“A city slicker like you have no idea how dangerous these woods in the night could be.”pine trees

– a page from my ebook, Babar And The Wolves In The Forest

*story and illustration by JMKhapra 2014

( I am looking for a publisher for the print edition of my book. If you are interested please email me at jmkhapra@yahoo.com. Thanks!)

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You can download, Babar Naughty Puppy And The Ladies Who Came To Tea , today and tomorrow for free! It’s a picture book for kids. A story with 18 pages lovingly painted in watercolor. 🙂

I Will Buy An e- Book Written By Bloggers

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I have been following closely a lot of amazing writers in WordPress and a realization dawned upon me. This is truly the future of book writing or book promotion. Bloggers have swayed a staunch paperback reader like me to start downloading ebook editions of novels I like from online writers I have been reading religiously.

I am an avid reader. I read news, articles and books. Lots of books. I spent a fortune on them more than on anything I have. Like clothes or shoes, gadgets etc. I buy tons of books I will be reading five years from now. I don’t go anywhere without a book attached to my armpit. Armpit? Lol. I have more books than furniture. In my cupboard instead of food you will find neatly stacked copies of classics, books written by Jane Austen, Tolstoy, Dostoevsky, Hemingway, and their contemporaries. In my closet competing with my clothes for space are books by Umberto Eco, Marco Polo, Salman Rushdie, Naguib Mahfouz, Orhan Pamuk, Gabriel Garcia Marquez…( I have a long list and I don’t want to bore you with it). . .so yeah, I love books.

But I am unable to read books for entertainment so definitely I would never pick up a book like’ Fifty Shades of Trash’. I apologize for being a book snob. But more than money I do not want to waste my time reading something insipid which for sure will fail to evoke strong emotions in me nor will illustrate life and living in the truest sense. I no longer indulge in fantasies. I don’t want to escape from reality. I want to know it, shred it piece by piece, inhale it, bathe in it and let it seep in my pores until I reek of it. So. (shrugs)

I say future of book writing because after reading bit and pieces of wonderfully crafted stories or even just beautifully strung phrases from bloggers I came to the conclusion that yes if they have a book available online I would want to read it. And I would be willing to  pay for it.

Blogging is the reality TV of the literary world. And I have seen a few Kim Kardashians in here.

Day by day I watched these men and women spew genius online. And so close at hand not some remote obscure author I heard from a review or from a friend. Feeling even some delusion that I am developing some kind kinship with them. They are reachable, breathing, living, human authors not just a name below the title of a novel. They respond when I reach out and show appreciation of their works.

I felt a sudden shift of attitude towards the kind of books I will read from now on. Of course I will still buy books from my favorite famous authors but those are few and far between so in the meantime I would gladly watch out for future ebook publications from my favorite bloggers.

©JMKhapra

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