New Children’s Book Tells the Story of “The Nature People”

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Author Denis Hodson brings to life the time travelling exploits of Nigel O’Flattery.

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Time travel has become a staple of modern science-fiction. From timeless classics such as The Time Machine, to blockbusters such as The Terminator franchise and the recent film, Looper, the idea of traveling to the past or the future is certainly a fascinating concept of speculative fiction and has ingrained itself into the popular consciousness. In this vein, author Denis Hodson depicts the incredible implications of time travel in The Nature People: The Journey.

The third book of its series, this whimsical tale invites readers to join Nigel O’Flattery, a caring and gentle man, as he embarks on a temporal adventure unlike any other. Getting instructions from the Nature People, Nigel must follow a series of steps in order to fulfill his mission. With captivating twists and turns and a fascinating set of characters all throughout, this astonishing tale takes readers to several time periods. Exposing them to the diversities in various cultures and events, it shares how Nature and Time People must work hand-in-hand in order to protect the balance of their precious worlds.

A colorful and delightful must-read for the young and young-at-heart, The Nature People: The Journey stirs the readers’ imagination through its unique concept, highly creative plot and intriguing characters. A work sought from a father-and-son tandem, Denis Hodson as the writer and his son Nigel as the artist, this book is a special work that brings joy and inspiration within readers’ hearts.    

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About the Author
Denis Hodson, after many years, has returned to his first love as a storyteller. After his school years and Technical Training, he served for 5 years on naval ships as an Electrical Engineer in the British Royal Navy, during the 1939-1945 war. This was then followed by Teacher Training at Alsager in England.

After a period of teaching in a Secondary and a Primary School, also in the U.K., he was commissioned and served twenty years in the British Army. These duties were principally in military training in various parts of the world. Retirement came at an early age and South Africa was the attraction for himself, his wife and their four children. He has now retired for a second time as a Manufacturer in the Steel and Brass Industry and with the assistance of his eldest son the Artist; he is now able to tell stories to young people once again.

The Nature People * by Denis Hodson
The Journey
Publication Date: December 17, 2012
Picture Book; £21.99; 74 pages; 978-1-4797-5410-6
Picture Book Hardcover; £31.99; 74 pages; 978-1-4797-5411-3
eBook; £3.99; 978-1-4797-5412-0

Members of the media who wish to review this book may request a complimentary paperback copy by contacting the publisher at +0800-644-6988. To purchase copies of the book for resale, please fax Xlibris at 44-203-006-8880 or call +0800-644-6988.

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