My third published book is Martin the boy who Drank too much Pop (fizzy drink) is an exciting adventure story with quirky humour by author Elaine Mayson with illustrations by nextgenexperts.
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Martin is a boy who loved drinking pop and always disrupted the class with his loud bur-ps. Then one day at school he just couldn’t bur-p anymore! His stomach began to grow and GROW until it was so large and round that his feet left the ground and he drifted into the air.
It seemed like a simple rescue operation to bring him to the ground.………………………………..but was it?
Fire Engines, Police Cars, Helicopters, War Ships, Hot Air Balloons and a Drone are all featured in this fun, action packed tale. With a fresh, breezy approach,illustrations by Nextgenexperts perfectly capture Martin, London and his rescue teams and the author’s unique writing style tell the story with a humorous slant.
I have also made a video and put it on my You Tube video channel Elaine Mayson. I am reading the book with the help of my wonderful audio.
Buy my i-book on Apple books with audio. (£3.99) Buy my paperback picture book on Amazon and e-book on Kindle.
My second book in the ‘Isabella and the Pink House’ series is called Ballerina in Danger, with 23 full page colour illustrations by Katherine Lobo. The book is aimed at 6 to 10-year olds.
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Isabella’s quest in this book is difficult and dangerous; to rescue a ballerina and to save a special cat, she relies on the help of a French boy, Jean Paul, and an assortment of astonishing magical creatures.
Along the way, Isabella meets Hagatha the wicked witch, who tries to thwart their plans. Will Isabella stop the witch and triumph in this action-packed tale?
Ballerina in Danger is also available as an i-book on Apple and e-book on Kindle.
My Ballerina in Danger story has been made into a ballet and two years ago it was performed in an edited version by 80 children. The children from Kate Simmons Dance school from Cheshire all bought my book and read the original story. They loved my characters and still talk about it today. Tracey Moss is the teacher and choreographer of the ballet. Here are a few photographs taken by myself, Elaine Mayson photography at the performance of Ballerina in Danger at the Brindley Theatre in Runcorn and danced by pupils of the Kate Simmons Dance School.
I have choreographed three dances from these two books for children on Kidadl to learn. Maybe your parents can also video your dances and I can see them on the Kidadl instagram site? They are the Isabella Dance, the Hagatha, the wicked witch dance and the Zach Dance which are all on You Tube and the links are below.
Elaine reading the first chapter of her book The Daring Dolphins and the Divebombers and teaching the Isabella dance.
Elaine teaching the Hagatha, the wicked Witch Dance from The Daring Dolphins and the Divebombers and Ballerina in Danger.
Elaine teaching the Zach dance from The Daring Dolphins and the Divebombers.
Isabella is an exceptional girl because she can see The Pink House, as only a few very lucky children are able. They become friends and this is where their first adventure begins; to rescue a baby blue whale stuck on a sandbank. Isabella’s quest is difficult and dangerous, but she relies on the help of her best friend Zach and an assortment of astonishing magical sea creatures.
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Along the way, Isabella meets Hagatha the wicked witch and her evil sisters, who try to thwart their plans. Will Isabella stop the witches and triumph in this action-packed tale? With a fresh, breezy approach, Lobo’s illustrations perfectly capture Isabella, an imaginative and lively little girl, as well as the author’s bold, unique writing style.
Hi, my name is Elaine Mayson and I am an author of children’s books. I started writing stories at school and have continued to this day!
However, I had always wanted to dance, and I trained as a classical ballerina. My first job was in Belgium with Ballet de Wallonie and then I became a soloist classical ballerina with English National Ballet and Northern Ballet dancing on stages all over the world. The theatre is a magical place and I immersed myself dancing fairies, slyphs, sprites and even an odd dormouse!
I retrained as a professional photographer and have photographed many children & students in dance schools as well as the large dance companies in the UK and Internationally. I am the photographer for ‘Mark Morris Dance Company’ based in New York and the flamenco Spanish company ‘Paco Pena’ as well as many more!
I have taken my experiences as a dancer and photographer to create magical adventure stories for you. I have published three books the first chapter book is for ages 5-8 years and is part of the ‘Isabella and the Pink House’ series.