Jenn Rackham
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A Dash of Bella Donna

A fantasy story for young adults and adults like.

Join Lottie, a 14 year old Potion Master Apprentice who dreams of becoming number one Potion Master in the world. 
Never in her wildest dreams, would she imagine she would be involved in the dangerous magic that could save or destroy her magical world.

 

Blurb

Dearest friend,

Tomorrow I fly to New Zealand, a country where my future master will no doubt teach me the deepest secrets of brewing the most marvelous, miraculous and magical potions. Perhaps he will teach me how to make an invisibility potion–no, no. Too mundane. I’m sure he’ll teach me the sort of magic that paints the Milky-Way with the stars, the kind that swaps the sky with the still ocean, or the ones that make fireflies dance in winter. Okay, all of those are illegal and no one has been able to make such powerful potions for centuries, but a girl can dream, right?

Ma, of course, thinks I’m going to get kidnapped by some moustache-twirling villain and become embroiled in a magical struggle between the government and the evil doers. I can almost hear you rolling your eyes at this absurd turn of events.

If I had a say, I’d add a dash of danger and adventure in there. Why stop at getting kidnapped? Why not rebirth an ancient magic everyone thought was extinct? What if this discovery put everyone I loved and trusted in danger?

While it’s interesting to entertain such mischievous thoughts, let’s not give Ma reasons to burst through the door and burn my apprenticeship acceptance letter.

What would I do if I find myself in a series of such nonsensical events? Who knows? But I promise you I wouldn’t give up without a proper, magical fight.

Your Fantabulous Friend.

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Extract:

When I questioned the reason behind her visit, she pulled out a long, ancient pipe, blew out hot pink smoke and answered, “Protection.” “From what?” I inquired. The likely suspect was tilting the kitchen stool back and forth, smoking in the presence of a fourteen year old. “Just precautions, Lottie,” Mikaere answered, throwing herbs up into her smoke. It danced in the air and rained down in sprinkles of fine sand. “If you’re going to smoke those things around the house, you have to wear these.” He magically whipped out his most recent purchase: strange slippers that had mop-like tendrils on the bottom.

 

TANIWHA - Children's book

Over 1000 books sold over New Zealand

 
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Taniwha - English Ver

 

Taniwha! This is the first children's book I've made with my former professor - Mike Johnson. It's rhythmic so it's great for children under 3, and it's a great introduction to poetry! Then there is my pictures there too including the macaroon monster.

 

Taniwha - Eng + Te Reo (Maori) VER

 

This is the second print of Taniwha from popular demand! New Zealand has two languages, one English and one Te Reo. If you're interested in our small country - check this awesome language out! Even if you can't understand the language, you can read both and get your children used to the sound! 
Note! Te Reo's 'wh' is prounced as 'f'