Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Monsters on Sale!

Just in time for Halloween, Barefoot Books is offering their Monster Stories series for a special price if you buy all four books in the series - $27.99 for all four books! 

These paperback chapter books with colorful folktales from different cultures are geared for independent readers ages 6 to 11.  See below for more information about each book.

The Feathered Ogre is a story from Italy.  Can Pirolo, the king's gardener, steal a magic feather from the back of the feathered ogre who eats boys and girls for supper?

The Mother of Monsters is a story from South Africa.  Mischievous Ntombi is the Chief’s daughter, and when she goes to swim in the Ilunge River, she enrages the Mother of Monsters - causing more trouble than she could ever imagine!

The Abominable Snowman is a story from Nepal.  Ramay lives with his mother in the Himalayas. He is lazy and never helps at home; he would rather spend his days dreaming. One day, his mother tells Ramay to go away and he is not to come back until he has mended his ways. What will become of Ramay as he sets out, and whom will he encounter along the way?

The Terrible Chenoo is a story from North America.  A brave woman and her husband are kind to a savage and terrible Chenoo - instead of letting themselves be scared of this man-eating monster, they feed him caribou meat, provide him with clothes and make him snug and warm in their teepee. Can they melt his frozen heart?

You can buy each book separately for $7.99 or save when you buy all four books for $27.99 - and remember that you also get free shipping for orders over $60.  Find more Halloween titles here if you would like to take advantage of the free shipping offer, or see what else is on sale here.

Happy Halloween!

Wednesday, October 12, 2011

And so we meet again...

Well, hello there!  Have you missed me?  Are you even still there?

I knew it had been quite a while since I last posted here, but I didn't realize until I looked that it's been almost a year since my last post.

I could tell you that I've been busy, that I've had other priorities, that I've been paying attention to other things...but that would only be part of the story.  The truth is that I have lost sight of the reason I originally started this blog - and my relationship with Barefoot Books - in the first place.

Yes, I love the books for many reasons and I want to share them with everyone.  But I am also committed to being an entrepreneur and earning money in ways that give me enough flexibility to raise my daughter as a single mother.  I saw becoming a Barefoot Books ambassador as one way to do that, but then I got discouraged and lost sight of my goals.

And now, I'm back!  Now I know that it will be harder than I thought it would be, but I am re-committing myself to making that effort.  You can expect to see much more regular posting here, starting very soon, and you will also hear all about my adventures in going Barefoot!

Let me start by giving you a heads-up about an upcoming sale on the Barefoot Books website.  Starting Thursday October 13th until Monday October 17th, you can receive 20% off all orders when you use the code OCTSALE.  And, you also receive free shipping on all orders over $60! 

I am excited to see where we go from here!