Murray Dixon’s New Book Tells the Exciting Journey of an Adventurous Ferret

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Hornsnoggle Ferret’s dream into the world of the Pancake Fantasy Land

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Dreams have always been a playground for people’s imaginations, wishes, and aspirations. Many a fanciful fantasy that seems improbable in the real world finds their resolution in the realm of dreams. Author Murray Dixon, with the help of David Ogilvie, breathes life into the characters of his picture book for children, Hornsnoggle Ferret and the Pancake Fantasy Land. This is the first of a series of books featuring this loveable ferret.

In this book, Hornsnoggle Ferret is awakened from his peaceful sleep in the middle of the night by the unusual but nonetheless likeable Peek-a-Boo Sam. Sam invites Hornsnoggle with him on an expedition to a place called the Pancake Fantasy Land. Hornsnoggle can’t resist an exciting new adventure, so he accepts.

Children will love the adventures of Hornsnoggle Ferret. He’s the ferret who just can’t say “no” to an adventure, be it in his own backyard, outer space, or a fantasy land full of weird and wonderful friends. Written in an easy-to-read poetry style, every child will love this adventurous ferret, as well as the other interesting characters he meets along the way.

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About the Author
Murray Dixon spent his career in the world of advertising in Auckland, New Zealand. From a background in retailing, he founded and managed two advertising agencies, retiring in 2007. He wrote his autobiography, and created Hornsnoggle Ferret to share with his grandchildren.

He has been married to wife Fay for 40 years, and has three children and four grandchildren.

About the Illustrator
David Ogilvie is a professional illustrator and concept artist. From a very young age, he has always had a passion for drawing and animation. In 2007, he graduated from the Freelance Animation School with a Diploma in Classical Character Animation. He has thoroughly enjoyed bringing Hornsnoggle Ferret and other characters in this book to life.

He lives with his wife Megan and their two young sons Micah and Daniel on Auckland’s North Shore.

Hornsnoggle Ferret and the Pancake Fantasy Land * by Murray Dixon
Publication Date: December 3, 2011
Picture Book; $34.99; 24 pages; 978-1-4653-0121-5
Picture Book Hardcover; $54.99; 24 pages; 978-1-4653-0122-2

Members of the media who wish to review this book may request a complimentary paperback copy by contacting the publisher at 0800-891-366. To purchase copies of the book for resale, please fax Xlibris at (09) 353-1455 or call 0800-891-366.

For more information, contact Xlibris at 0800-891-366 or on the web at

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