Spellbinding short stories that capture the imagination
Do you like stories that sweep you along with the plot, breathlessly wondering how things will turn out? Then you will love The Ickles!
Their stories include action, drama, sci-fi themes, comedy, fantasy and pure imagination. They also promote positive values of encouragement, hope and empowerment.
The Ickles are members of a far-flung family of rugged individuals, all with their own incredible stories to tell. They live in a parallel universe with nice straight edges. Their world is pretty much like our own. Messed up, but much more magical and exciting. They experience some extraordinary adventures, get themselves into all sorts of trouble, but always come out OK.
Imagine if your name tells us everything about you. That's how we recognize The Ickles in their own Ickle world. In many ways the Ickles are just like us. They laugh, they cry, they have adventures and disappointments. They discover new things about themselves that surprise and delight them. The Ickles is a collection of 20 short stories with a cast of Ickle characters sure to entertain, educate and amaze you with their crazy antics and unbelievable experiences.
You'll meet Artickle who becomes famous for his accidental works of art. There is Astronomickle who almost discovers a new star cluster; Clerickle who dreams of life as a ballet dancer; Comickle, the saddest clown on earth; Astronautickle with zero gravity experiments in space; and Topickle, who only packed a pair of board shorts and open sandals for a vacation at the North Pole!
The Ickles 2nd Helping is a collection of 20 short stories with a new cast of Ickle characters to join your favorites from Book 1.
Author A J Eccles' vivid writing style is a mixture of Roald Dahl meets Rod Serling. He combines fantasy, sci-fi. and adventure in some wildly imaginative stories sure to entertain young readers.