Nicholas Rossis has delved into his archives and come up with a quiz of a different kind.. There are a number of story boards below that relate to a particular Christmas Story.. There are no prizes but you can show off if you like in the comments to let us know how many you got… and you can give yourself a pat on the back…Over to Nicholas and Season’s Greetings!
I managed to get four right (dreadful)… Both Nicholas and I would love to hear how many you managed to get..
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Nicholas has been watching Christmas videos with his baby daughter and has chosen this one for all of you who are young at heart out there.
I have selected Runaway Smile by Nicholas to feature as being a book that would brighten anyone’s Christmas.
Where do smiles come from? And where can you find a new one if you have lost yours?
Winner of the Gelett Burgess Children’s Book Award, in the Young Adult Fiction category. Award-Winning Finalist in the “Children’s Fiction” category of the 2015
International Book Awards, Award-Winning Finalist in the 2015 Independent Author Network Book of the Year Awards.
“I woke up this morning and I had lost my smile and it wasn’t my fault and I looked everywhere and it was gone. Then I met a workman and a king and the best salesman in the world and a clown and no-one wanted to give me theirs. At school, I asked Miss to give me hers, but she gave us a pop quiz instead, and then no-one was smiling and...”
A little boy’s smile runs away until its owner learns that an unshared smile is a wasted smile.
One of excellent reviews for the book
A young boy wakes up to find his smile has run away. Where could it have gone? And how will he get it back?
This is such a lovely story which made me both smile and laugh at some of what happens. The story follows the boy who wakes to find he has lost his smile. On his journey to school and back home he meets lots of interesting characters who are smiling and asks them to help him. I won’t give away more of the story as it will spoil it, but there is a lovely heartwarming ending to the tale and it certainly brought a smile to my face as I read it.
The story is fun and actually made me laugh with some of the silliness, such a as book-reading, glasses-wearing dog, a sausage tree and the closet monster which was very funny. I love reading stories that are a bit weird like that and it just added to the humour. There are fun illustrations throughout the book and surrounding the text. These illustrations look like the one on the cover and are the same style, and by the same illustrator, as ones I’ve seem in ‘Musiville’ another lovely kids tale by Rossis and they just add to the overall fun and humour of the story.
There’s an extra bonus bit at the back of the book which was also a fun addition to the story, an Ode to a runaway smile!
The ending of the story is one that I really loved and it’s a predictably happy book but I think so many kids and adults would love to read this. I was feeling quite down the day I read this and it put an instant smile on my face and cheered me up and I didn’t think any book could. I was so cheered up I read it again and enjoyed it even more. A lovely book I really recommend to everyone of every age!
Read the reviews and buy the book: https://www.amazon.com/Runaway-Smile-unshared-smile-wasted/dp/150534310
A small selection of other books by Nicholas Rossis.. some of which are available in box sets.
Read the reviews and buy all the books: https://www.amazon.com/Nicholas-C.-Rossis/e/B00FXXIBZA
And Amazon UK: https://www.amazon.co.uk/Nicholas-C.-Rossis/e/B00FXXIBZA/
Read more reviews and follow Nicholas on Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/7426506.Nicholas_C_Rossis
About Nicholas Rossis
Nicholas C. Rossis lives to write and does so from his cottage on the edge of a magical forest in Athens, Greece. When not composing epic fantasies or short sci-fi stories, he chats with fans and colleagues, writes blog posts, and enjoys the antics of two silly cats and his baby daughter, all of whom claim his lap as home. His books have won numerous awards, including the Gelett Burgess Children’s Book Award.
In addition to his best-selling series, Pearseus, he writes short science fiction/speculative fiction stories, many of which have appeared in various collections and anthologies. These include Infinite Waters, which was voted one of the best 50 Indie books of 2015.
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Thanks to Nicholas for sharing this quiz with us and don’t forget to add your answers to the comments. thanks Sally