NEWS! "Chevalier the Queen's Mouseketeer: The Hither and Yon", a story best described as "the Princess Bride meets the Lord of The Rings in a Disney/Pixar film written in Dr. Seuss rhyme starring a mouse", will be on sale for $.99 on Kindle for the next 7 days. So give your kids the gift of a fun, fairy tale fantasy adventure with the timeless themes of family, community, romance, bravery, and heroism:
"Within the kingdom walls was a dreamer,
who's dreams carried him to lands far away.
Where wild imagined heroic flights,
and thrilling sword battles with dark knights,
were the aspirations of a blacksmith mouse named Chevalier..."
In the magical realm of The Hither and Yon the noble kingdoms of The Land Ever After and The Far, Far Away are on the verge of war. A sinister plot is in play. The young Princess Faere of the land of The Shire, betrothed to Prince Charming of the Land Ever After, has been mysteriously kidnapped. And all the evidence of the foul deed points to The Far, Far Away.
With his kingdom on the verge of war with Ever After, Chevalier the mouse (a blacksmith who yearns for adventure and fancies himself a dashing "mouseketeer") vows to find the missing Princess, bring her back in time to stop the war between the kingdoms--And fulfill his destiny.
"This book is gorgeous. Set in the magical land of the Hither and Yon and it's equally magical neighbors, Monique MacNaughton's artwork nicely compliments Darryl Hughes' tale of a young mouse who yearns to be a hero and how he gets his start, despite his tiny stature. As becomes obvious by the end, this is but the beginning of a series. Chevalier is going to have all the opportunity for derring do he ever wanted, and maybe even more then he bargained for. I certainly intend to be along for the rest of his adventures." -- Kay Shapero, Ursa Major Awards
"It's polished artwork and timeless storytelling makes this a book that can be enjoyed by young and old readers alike." -- The Drunk Duck Awards 2013
"Beautiful art. I really envy it's wonderful narration. Definitely appeals to all ages." -- The Drunk Duck Awards 2014
"The pictures are adorable...The storyline, rhyming, and pictures are fantastic." - Enigma Bookstore
"Chevalier the Queen's Mouseketeer: The Hither and Yon" on Kindle:
It's like Sherlock Holmes meets the 60's tv show "The Avengers" with a dash of James Bond for flavor.