Captain Riddle's treasure.

GV Rama RaoStarred Page By GV Rama Rao, 16th May 2016 | Follow this author | RSS Feed | Short URL http://nut.bz/2vk1-gfa/
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I have been away from Wikinut for a while as I was preoccupied with writing my children's book and getting it published. Now my friends at Wikinut can see the fruit of my labor. I am the first Indian to publish a children's book for American children.

The launch of my book.

I am glad to inform all my friends, fans, admirers, and detractors about the launch of my Children's book Capt. Riddles Treasure today. The book, published by Savant Books and Publications (USA) is the first children's book by an Asian for American children.


About the book.
There is no pleasure greater than playing with one's grandchildren. When they play and laugh heartily, one's heart skips with joy. The whole house comes alive and the spirits of everyone present soar sky high.

Unfortunately, children also fight amongst themselves. And fight they do with the same passion they show while playing. It takes a few minutes for elders to sort out the dispute and settle the matter. The children repeatedly say sorry, forget about it and resume playing. Unlike elders, they don't keep grudges and settle scores later. All that is needed while dealing with such children is a little patience and gentle persuasion. However, some parents lose their cool and give a whack on the bottom or administer some punishment of their choice to their children.

My six grandchildren, all bundles of joy, meet almost every weekend to come and play with me. While playing, they often get into arguments and scuffles but agree to my system of administering justice and settle their disputes. My children, not endowed with the same quantum of patience as I, often get angry and punish them according to their judgment. I sometimes feel the grandchildren are less at fault than their parents.

This idea gave rise to the concept of a Night Fairy never heard before by children. Second, children love riddles and brain teasers. The expression on their faces when
they successfully solve a mystery is just beyond words. I have been giving questions to them and rewarding them a buck each when they give the right answer. This made no dent in my wallet but gave immense pleasure to the kids.

Third, since I served in the Navy and Mercantile Marine, I used to tell my grandchildren several stories of my life at sea and adventures some real and some made up and found them listening with rapt attention. Notably, stories of monsters used to keep them spellbound.

Finally, stories of treasure and treasure hunt have been popular with children since time immemorial.

Combining all these ideas I wove a story and produced the book, "Captain Riddle's treasure." Since I was a Captain for many years, I could write an authentic book about ships and the sea that educates and entertains the children.

Back cover

.CAPTAIN RIDDLE'S TREASURE (Savant 2016) by GV Rama Rao
214 pp. - 5.25" x 8" Softcover Pocket Book ISBN 978-0-9915622-4-4

Available directly from the publisher/printer with FREE SHIPPING ANYWHERE WITHIN THE USA INCLUDING ALASKA AND HAWAII from the publisher at
http://www.savantbooksandpublications.com

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Reviews.

Although it is primarily meant for children 3rd grade and above and costs $16.95, I can assure you it’ll provide plenty of entertainment for children of all ages and grownups. I am sure people who know my humor will find it as a definite page turner and chuckle generator. Those who buy from amazon and online stores may kindly post a review good or bad and award stars as they deem fit.

Tags

Anger, Anger Management, Cannons, Children, Disputes, Dragon, Fairy, Fairy Tale, Fighting, Fighting Back, Fights, Knight, Leprechauns, Lion, Magic, Magic Wand, Monkey, Monkey Business, Monkey Tricks, Monsters, Pirates, Riddles, Ship, Ships, Spacecraft, Spaceship, Treasure, Wonderful, Wonders

Meet the author

author avatar GV Rama Rao
I am a retired naval officer and a published author with three books to my credit. I am a winner of nanowrimo competition for 2008,9, &10. I like humor best..

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author avatar SaigonDeManila
18th May 2016 (#)

Congratulations! Any pdf copy we can browse?

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author avatar GV Rama Rao
18th May 2016 (#)

First, thanks. As a fellow writer, you're being unfair. You can buy it from the publisher's store. Asking for a free copy is not cricket.

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author avatar SaigonDeManila
18th May 2016 (#)

Hahaha...i mean browse few pages for scholarly dissertation, and critical review from students of hard knocks.But yes its probably still unfair so i can only wish you to break a leg and keep writing for all us reading souls!

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author avatar Randhir Bechoo
21st May 2016 (#)

Interesting share

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author avatar GV Rama Rao
24th May 2016 (#)

Very many thanks, Randhir.

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author avatar Randhir Bechoo
21st May 2016 (#)

Interesting page

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author avatar cnwriter..carolina
24th May 2016 (#)

this is wonderful. a fabulous tale for children.....much luck dear GV

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author avatar GV Rama Rao
24th May 2016 (#)

My dear carolina,
Very many thanks for your good wishes.

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author avatar spirited
7th Jun 2016 (#)

Congratulations GV Rama Rao. I agree with you young kids really do like riddles, and puzzles, and unusual tricks.

I remember a lot of them from my own childhood, and when I meet a new kid for the first time and tell them these old tricks which they have never heard of they are still very much entertained by them.

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author avatar GV Rama Rao
6th Sep 2016 (#)

My dear spirited,
Many thanks for your comment and good wishes. May be you can buy the book from amazon and post a review. It'd help the book.

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author avatar Asha Desh
31st Aug 2016 (#)

Interesting concept of presentation to appeal to the young . Congratulations and Good luck.
Asha Desh.

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author avatar GV Rama Rao
6th Sep 2016 (#)

My dear Asha Desh,
many thanks for your comment and good wishes. I can't ask you to buy as it costs Rs 1100 in India.

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author avatar Stan
19th Feb 2018 (#)

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author avatar Stan
19th Feb 2018 (#)

New York Times

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author avatar Stan
19th Feb 2018 (#)

New York Times

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