J.D. Holiday

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REVIEW by Fran Lewis of Janoose and the Fall Feather Fair: J.D. Holiday and Luke Brandon Winski

REVIEW by Fran Lewis of Janoose and the Fall Feather Fair: J.D. Holiday and Luke Brandon Winski

 
Something has gone terribly wrong for Janoose. Someone has been stealing two bags of feathers from her delivery truck and that is making her boss Mr. Rooster wonder why and it might mean she will lose her job. Now, anyone that knows Janoose knows she is diligent, careful and always has the right total of bags she is to deliver at all times but somehow things have been going down hill and for some reason she loads ten bags on the truck at Free Range Farm and when it is delivered there are only 8! Why? How?
 
This is serious and she just might need the advice of someone else to help her solve this problem before the Fall Feather Fair. What is they do not have enough feathers? Who could be stealing her feathers and who wants to discredit poor Janoose? Enlisting the help of the Mallard and Margie as both were perplexed, Margie shook her head and Mallard asked how the Fall Feather Fair’s parade float is coming but Janoose was sad and although they were trying to cheer her up by saying how excited they were about the fair and what they would have it did not change things for her. Austin the Horse, Gertie the Hen and of course Dee Dee Duck would be on the float but what about the feathers?
Janoose is observant and as she looks at the Feather Wear Truck she sees something that is supposed to be a painter but just who is it ? So, taking a picture with her camera and realizing that the factory did not need to be painted she had a photo of the painter? But, just who was it and oh my! It’s the fox who just got out of jail for stealing feathers and is supposed to be in a reform program. But, is he reformed? Deciding to collect more bags she drove back to the farm to get more feathers. There were many barnyard friends working in the barnyard on the float for the parade. However, Poor Janoose was out of feathers and once again stated that she was out 2 bags of feathers. But, Gertie is smart and realized that this is serious as does Austin. Well, fox is out of jail and she thinks the painter looks like him but she could be wrong.
Someone wants her job and someone is hoping to get her fired. Someone as Austin stated is stealing her bags of feathers and wants her job or is it someone that was fired and is trying to take what they lost from poor Janoose? This might take a touch of detective work as Gertie uses her head and tells her that they can mark the bottom of each bag with a J for Janoose and if someone steals her bags she can prove it with this special mark. So, instead of brooding and pouting she and her friends collected more feathers, marked the bottom of all the bags and loaded them on the feather factory’s truck and she drove back to the factory.
However, someone got there first and when Mr. Rooster wanted to know if she all the bags this time she said yes but wait until you see what happens to poor Janoose again. How could two bags be missing this time when they were right there? Why is he disappointed in her and what will be her fate? Will he let her go back for more feathers and she tells her friends what happened that the two bags were gone. But, her friends were out on a nature walk for a science project and maybe just maybe that might have captured the thief in one of their pictures. You won’t believe what they saw and who it was but seeing them getting into their old truck just where do you think they were going? You got it to the feather factory but first they stole some of the wheels from her truck so she could not get there before the them.
Poor Janoose was stunned when she saw Mr. Rooster paying someone else for her feathers and he refused to listen to what she had to say and fired her on the spot. Not listening to her will her  friends come to her aid? Will they show him the proof and the pictures of the thieves? Sometimes people jump to the wrong conclusions as authors J.D. Holiday and Luke Brandon Winski bring to light this story of trust, loyalty, understanding and friendship. Confidence in someone you never had to doubt is something that Mr. Rooster might have to learn. Will he look at the photos that her friends took? Will the Fall Feather Fair be a success? Check out the amazing life like illustrations by author J.D. Holiday making the story come to life for readers of all ages. So, will there be enough pillows for the fair? Will Janoose ever forgive Mr. Rooster and will he realize he was wrong or does she have to get a new job? The only way you are going to find out is to read this outstanding book that teaches so many things: Honesty, being truthful, owning up to your possible mistakes, asking for help when needed and hoping that the end result will be positive. Teachers, parents, discussion groups and peer readers can really enjoy talking about the many issues presented in this FIVE GOLDEN FEATHERS BOOK.
Fran Lewis: Just reviews/MJ magazine 
 

Janoose picture books are out!

Janoose And The Fall Feather Fair - J. D. Holiday, Luke Brandon Winski, J. D. Holiday

Janoose picture books are out! The NEW version of JANOOSE THE GOOSE and JANOOSE AND THE FALL FEATHER FAIR. http://jdswritersblog.blogspot.com/2016/11/my-janoose-picture-books-are-out.html

An Interview With Carmela Dutra, an Award Winning Author

An Interview With Carmela Dutra, an Award Winning Author http://jdswritersblog.blogspot.com/2016/09/an-interview-with-carmela-dutra-is.html

Reblogged from Bookloving author and publisher:
"“Just remember that sometimes, the way you think about a person isn’t the way they actually are.”"

~ Paper Towns, written by John Green

Short Stories: Stories And Imaginings For The Reading Spot by JD Holiday

 

http://jdholiday.blogspot.com/

"
A goal without a plan is just a wish. ~ Larry Elder

"

Larry Elder Quotes

 

http://www.azquotes.com/author/4419-Larry_Elder

Reblogged from Bookloving author and publisher:
"“When I was a child, books were everything. And so there is in me, always, a nostalgic, yearning for the lost pleasure of books.”"

~ Diane Setterfield, The Thirteenth Tale 

Source: http://bibliophileanon.tumblr.com/post/149419012593/when-i-was-a-child-books-were-everything-and-so
The Book Report: Review of Toby by Hazel Mitchell! http://jdswritersblog.blogspot.com/2016/08/the-book-report-review-of-toby-by-hazel.html
The Book Report: Review of Toby by Hazel Mitchell! http://jdswritersblog.blogspot.com/2016/08/the-book-report-review-of-toby-by-hazel.html

The Book Report: Review of Toby by Hazel Mitchell! http://jdswritersblog.blogspot.com/2016/08/the-book-report-review-of-toby-by-hazel.html

 

 

TOBY

by

Hazel Mitchell

 

 

Rescue dogs can be afraid and need time to adjust to their new home and family. Toby is a good example of how a dog can wriggle his way into the heart of a family using their cute personality. I'm impressed by the boy's hard work with Toby before his Dad can decide that maybe Toby isn't the right dog for them.

The boy learns responsibility as he works with Toby and we see his love for the dog, and his compassion that Toby needs to adjust. With the delightful and vivid illustrations, also done by the author, we see the bonding process that goes on between them.

Toby is a cute, engaging story about friendship and love that forms between a child and a dog. This book is well worth the addition to any child's, classroom or library shelf. 5 STARS!

An Interview with Award Winning Author, Ica Iova
An Interview with Award Winning Author, Ica Iova

An Interview with Award Winning Author, Ica Iova
http://jdswritersblog.blogspot.com/2016/07/an-interview-with-award-winning-author.html

A picture I painted for a story of mine called, Geordie And The Beam Of Light.
A picture I painted for a story of mine called, Geordie And The Beam Of Light.


Geordie And The Beam Of Light by JD Holiday
http://jdswritersblog.blogspot.com/2016/07/my-first-picture-for-picture-book-story.html

My First Picture For A Picture Book Story called, Geordie And The Beam Of Light
I was recently asked to join a group of talented children's authors both from the USA and

the UK to combine our Kids Lit stories into a collection to going to a charitable

organization for children. My story Geordie And The Beam Of Light.

Hag, A Contemporary YA Romance by  Rachel Rueben
Hag, A Contemporary YA Romance by Rachel Rueben

Hag, A Contemporary YA Romance by Rachel Rueben

 

https://www.amazon.com/Hag-Contemporary-Romance-Rachel-Rueben-ebook/dp/B007PLASOA/

Hag: A Contemporary YA Romance

by  Rachel Rueben 

https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/13565723-hag
http://www.rachelrueben.com/about

HAG is a teen drama that has it all. Author Rachel Reuben has not forgotten her teenage years drawing from the reader the ability to feel along with Audrey as Audrey bumps, ducks and crashes with every obstacles and problem in her young life. Audrey begins to like the company of Roddai's, someone she tried not to like while at the same time finds her ex-boyfriend, Desmond, is interested in her again. Trouble follows as both boys have a secret they keep from Audrey as bullying leads to tragedy.

I felt a connection with Audrey. My own teen years came floored back as I remembered friends who sadly didn't make if past their teen years. I loved Audrey and you will too. 5 Stars.



 

" "We hold one another close in this, our last moment and kiss. Your goodbye is in our lips, good luck wishes shine in those robin's egg blue eyes." Thanks for the roller coaster ride JD Holiday!
Review by Christina Giguere"

Review by Christina Giguere

 

 "We hold one another close in this, our last moment and kiss. Your goodbye is in our lips, good luck wishes shine in those robin's egg blue eyes." Thanks for the roller coaster ride JD Holiday! http://jdholiday.blogspot.com/2015/04/book-garden-radio-stories-shows.html

Author Interview with JD Holiday

 

 

 

Author Interview with JD Holiday
http://carmeladutra.com/blog-post/author-interview-with-jd-holiday/

Book byFran Lewis, In A Nut Shell!

 

A book review of Hidden Truth And Lies by Author & Book Reviewer Fran Lewis, In A Nut Shell!
http://jdswritersblog.blogspot.com/2016/06/a-book-review-of-hidden-truth-and-lies.html

 An Interview with Author and Illustrator, Cheryl Johnson http://jdswritersblog.blogspot.com/2016/05/an-interview-with-author-and.html

The Cemetery Affair
The Cemetery Affair

 / Character Quotes: The Cemetery Affair by J.D. Holiday
https://cerealauthors.wordpress.com/2016/05/24/character-quotes-cemetery-affair/