Raptors Rapture Day

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Photo by Ray Henness on unsplash site

With a storm front moving in the wind has begun to whip the trees and move the clouds along at a clipper ship clip.  Cumulous clouds are billowing full sail in the blustery sky.

As I watch the display of clouds colliding, raptors appear and begin to play.   Continue reading

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Road Apple Pie

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These are the apple days of September when we find Johnny Appleseed has left his footprints all along the roads of Northern Michigan.  The apple crop is ripe, with the early birds like the Transparent and the Dutch already deer fodder.   Before those breeds fell to the ground in late August, I found, picked and made crisp from their distant  relatives.  Picked just before ripe, they are deliciously tart and make scrumptious crisps and pies, not bad in my oatmeal, either. Continue reading

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IF I WERE A LIGHTHOUSE is a rhyme for young readers about the duties and purposes of Great Lakes lighthouses. This is a children’s picture book that is both informative and fun with its rhyming poem for kids on the subject of shipping and lighthouses in Michigan. This is book 9 in the Rhyme for Young Readers Series by QuickTurtle Books®.

Sasquatch

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If I were a Big Foot,

I’d be daddy of three–

ten little big feet

all happy and free.

 

If I were a Big Foot

I’d be called Sasquatch

schooled to make magic

for those come to watch.

 

I’d peek from the bushes

with my grin set agape– Continue reading

Great Lakes Lighthouse Keepers

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The Gift Shop at Old Mackinac Point Lighthouse of Mackinaw City now carries our QuickTurtle Books®: BIG SHIPS and IF I WERE A LIGHTHOUSE.

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The lighthouse is located on the northern most point of lower Michigan with a spectacular view of the Mackinac Bridge crossing to the Upper Peninsula. Continue reading

The Closet Monster

 

I remember the monster in my closet.  He always showed up when I was alone.  He was like the dinosaur ghost I saw on the river and the witch that came to sit on my bed.  Was he real or just in my head?

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MONSTER MONSTER is a children’s picture book about the monster under the bed, the ogre snake that squishes toys and the troll that eats little boys.  A fun poem for kids that delves into the monstrous imagination of a child, that place where the closet monster really does exist.  This is book 6 in the Rhyme for Young Readers Series by QuickTurtle Books®.

Richard Rensberry, Author @ QuickTurtle Books®