Being a parent of a little one can be challenging. I have provided one of my books free of charge, on youtube, for parents and children during the pandemic. Please feel free to listen in as I read "Giant Declan & the Dancing Robot". My son Declan and I have now recorded more than 300 stories. We hope you enjoy one of the few that have been published.
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Reaching towards the edge of the solar system, Giant Declan, and his friends, embark on an epic journey. Along the way they pass the giant planets Jupiter and Saturn. Latching on to a comet, they speed towards Pluto in search of “M” but her ship is abandoned. Will they find “M” in time to rescue her and the mysterious Ferryman, who searches for a cure to her illness? Only time will tell.

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Giant Declan & the Love Beyond Pluto. Paperback: 40 pages, Publisher: Rushing River Books (April 14 2020, Language: English, ISBN-10: 1999553446, ISBN-13: 978-1999553449, Product Dimensions: 28 x 0.3 x 21.6 cm, Shipping Weight: 154 g Age Range: 3 Months to 8 Years

In this story Giant Declan, Princess Freya and friends: Turner, Binky and Marie, help to confront Simon Snead, a sinister, wealthy industrialist.Snead gives each child in the town a Snugglight (a small cute cuddly toy that glows in the dark.) When the Snugglight King is ensnared the town goes dark. The evil Simon Snead seizes the opportunity to charge the children for the energy to power their toys. Giant Declan, and his friends, must find the legendary King of the Snugglights and illuminate the town before Santa comes to deliver his gifts. Towards the stories end the heroes, rise to the occasion, to reveal that friendship, cooperation and perseverance save the spirit of Christmas and bring joy back to the inhabitants of Fezziwig.

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Giant Declan & the Snugglight's Christmas - ISBN-10: 1999553411 ISBN-13: 978-1999553418 Publisher: Rushing River Books Publication date: 11/27/2019 Series: Giant Declan , #3 Edition description: Softcover Pages: 54 Product dimensions: 11.00(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.11(d) Shipping Weight: 195 g Age Range: 3 Months to 8 Years

Join Giant Declan on his adventures, as a small boy looking to overcome his fears, make new friends, and sail the seas in search of new experiences. As Declan grows and becomes a guide to his companions Binky and Turner, they encounter the surprises that life brings in an unfamiliar world.

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Giant Declan & the Candy Treasure - ISBN - 10:0228805279, ISBN - 13:9780228805274 Publisher: Rushing River Books Publication date: 09/25/2018 Series: Giant Declan , #2 Edition description: Softcover Pages: 42 Product dimensions: 11.00(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.11(d) Age Range: 3 Months to 8 Years

Rejoignez Declan Le Géant dans ses aventures de petit garçon, cherchant à surmonter ses peurs, à se faire de nouveaux amis et à naviguer sur les mers à la recherche de nouvelles expériences. Au fur et à mesure que Declan grandit et devient un guide pour ses compagnons, Binky et Turner, ils découvrent les surprises que la vie apporte dans un monde inconnu. Raconter des histoires est la clé de l'apprentissage et de la compréhension et c'est avec plaisir que nous partageons ces histoires avec vous.

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Titre: Declan Le Géant et le Trésor de Bonbon Format: livre numérique Kobo. Publié le 9 avril 2020 Éditeur: Rushing River Books Langue: français
Les ISBN suivants sont associés à ce titre: ISBN - 10: 1989902014 ISBN - 13: 9781989902011

The story begins with Giant Declan and his friends, finding an old Kraftwerk record, in a rubbish heap. By assembling various components, from the junkyard, the friends are able to play the record and inadvertently summon the voice of an abandoned robot. To their surprise, they manage to help the robot “Newtral” while finding inner strength, and new abilities. With the robot's help they scan the rubbish in hopes of finding the needed components to help the dancing robot, recover. Their new friend also helps them search for a candy treasure with a magic pearl. They need to quickly find the treasure and extract the pearl to save “Newtral” who is running dangerously low on power.

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Also available more locally, in Hamilton, at The City & the City books.

Giant Declan & the Dancing Robot - ISBN-13: 9781999553401 Publisher: Rushing River Books Publication date: 11/30/2018 Series: Giant Declan , #2 Edition description: Softcover Pages: 42 Product dimensions: 11.00(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.11(d) Age Range: 3 Months to 8 Years

Giant Declan & the Dinosaur's New Shoes

In this book, Giant Declan and his friends search for a way to help an injured dinosaur. Along the way they meet an elf who is able to fashion a new pair of shoes.

Giant Declan and the Environmentalist with Bad Breath

In this adventure Giant Declan meets up with an Environmentalist and his magic butterfly to help thwart the attempts of a developer who is determined to destroy an old-growth forest.

About the Author and Illustrator

Troy David Ouellette was born in Canada to two arguing artists both adamant readers. He grew up in rural Ontario getting lost in corn fields, but spent most of his time rummaging around old bookstores and libraries picking books that he wasn’t supposed to read. He also spent inordinate amounts of time trying to understand people he met to include in his fiction (family members excluded of course). As a sleepless parent, he lives in St. Catharines with his skinny father-in-law, two obnoxious cats and his son. His house is very narrow with hallways that extend to accommodate one person at a time. He spends most of his time being recruited by his five-year-old son, Declan, to tell stories, fire imaginary laser beams and build ginormous wobbly block towers.

Rushing River Books acknowledges that our headquarters are located on the traditional territories of the Neutral, Wendat, the Anishnaabeg, Haudenosaunee, Onhkwehonweh, and the Mississaugas of the New Credit First Nations. As publishers of children’s books, e-books and interactive content we work hard to undertake pursuits that are inclusive and sustainable.
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