Thursday, July 31, 2014

Book Spotlight The Legend of El Panda Paws by M.C. Arvanitis

About The Legend of El Panda Paws

For hundreds of years the Claus Corporation has contracted with the ELVanites to make Love Bears which are delivered to seriously ill children around the world. Only Elves with love and happiness in their hearts can make the bears properly -- insuring that each bear carries love and comfort for these children. Negative feelings are discouraged in ELVanland. Frowning, fussing, criticizing and crying are rarely seen or heard. The ELVanites know that these feelings bring on unhappiness and disease. From early childhood they are taught to push any sad feelings out of their thoughts by thinking happy thoughts instead.

ELVina, Head of Production, finds her elf workers suddenly afflicted with the negative disease, an illness that makes them slow and careless. They whine and break into tears at the least little happening.

"What is going on, ELVina?" Inspector ELMonte asks. "I have never seen so many unacceptable bears come from this factory. The work is sloppy and certainly will not meet Mr. Claus's standards."

ELVina blows her nose and hangs her head, unable to speak for a moment. She starts to cry. "I have been feeling depressed also.” 

"There, there, now." Inspector ELMonte places a comforting arm on her shoulder, "It will be all right. We'll work it out.”

But ELVina cannot be comforted. She knows that if the Love Bears are not made in time the Claus Corporation will not renew their contract for next year. No contract -- no work; no work -- no pay; the ELVanites will starve.

Worse yet, their reputation as bear makers will be ruined. Something is wrong in ELVanland. Something is terribly wrong!

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About M.C. Arvanitis

Ms. Arvanitis was born in the Nebraska Sand Hills, married and raised her family in South East Nebraska. She is a graduate of the Institute of Children's Literature and a member of the Society of Children's Book Writers. Her occupation as a preK and early grades teacher gives her insight into the stories children like. She has written many short stories for preschool curriculums. Now retired, she writes full time bringing to the young readers books she calls "fables." She brings mythical creatures such as fairies, elves, mermaids, pixies, and other strange beings to her stories. She now offers her first two 'fables' for Mid graders. "THE LEGEND OF ELPANDA PAWS," and "FORBIDDEN WINGS, A MERMAID'S STORY." as e-books and plans to publish them in print books also. She is presently working on her third Fable, "PIXIES OF THE FERNS: FERNELLA'S MAGIC." to be out early 2013. She also plans to launch her upper teen historical series, HANK OF TWIN RIVERS," which takes place in 1855 on the Platte River. Now retired, her life has been filled with younguns (As Hank would say) hundreds of students throughout the years and her own five children, grandchildren, and they just keep coming. She claims eight Greats. Keeping track of family is her hobby. Writing is her occupation.

Author K. Meador is a mom to two grown sons who are currently pursuing their adult lives outside the home. For the past several years, she has traveled with her job and has now settled down in Oklahoma City area.

She enjoys photography, walking, and visiting with family and friends.

Please leave a comment on this blog and share if you are so inclined.  Author K. Meador has six books published which are available in paperback, eBook, and four are on audio.  Thank you. Your support is truly appreciated. 

1 comment:

  1. Thank you, K Meador, for featuring the first of my Fables on your blog. So very kind of you. :) M. C. Arvanitis


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