A Timeless Tale for Children and Adults Alike

Mungai and the Goa Constrictor book cover

Wouldn’t it be perfect to get everything you want in life without lifting a single finger or claw!  Mungai thinks it would, and goes all out to get it in a humorous tale of greed, consumerism and the environment… and fermented apple juice!

Told through the eyes of animals, the reader is taken on a compelling journey through the jungle, together with a wealth of colourful and enjoyable characters, conspiracies and the unlikely friendships forged between the various species of the animal kingdom.

                                      

But, let me tell you just a little bit more about the story……

Mungai, a plausible and resourceful creature of indeterminate origin, and with a penchant for easy living, finds a soul mate in Goa; a lisping, greedy, self-serving  Boa Constrictor. Having explained to her ‘the usefulness of the lesser species’ and his highly profitable master plan to find ways of passing through life without too much cost to himself and as little effort as possible, and at the expense of others  not as strong-minded or as clever as he is, Mungai soft-soaps Goa into joining him in his venture.  Captivated by Mungai’s way of thinking, Goa conspires with him to go in search of ………

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Read an excerpt from Mungai and the Goa Constrictor

“Truly, Curzon crafts an unforgettable story that speaks to the soul” – Claudia Moss (USA)  Reviews 5*****

Whilst the apes were trying to swing after him at the same speed, Gerald had an unfortunate accident.

He collided with a rather large, and not very friendly beast that, like Mungai, was of dubious origin. The beast had been asleep in the branches at the time, and was non too pleased by this unwanted intrusion into his dreams. He reared up on his hind legs, delicately balancing himself on the thinnest of branches, and lunged for Gerald.

“He looks like a monkey-meat lover,” thought Gerald, but he was frozen to the spot and could only think of his imminent death, followed by a prestigious military funeral, he hoped, for his few remains.

The unidentifiable creature grabbed Gerald by the feet, and swung him round and round above his head, and then hurled him skywards towards the canopy roof, where he became stuck between two branches. He was so far up, the others lost sight of him. On his own, with no-one to help him, he thought immediately of his ‘military training’ and decided to bring in the ‘vacate the high location’ manoeuvre. This manoeuvre was something only to be used in emergency situations, which he quite rightly deemed this was. He did not have much time, so he started straight away tearing off branches and bits of other vegetation, and weaving them together securely. He kept doing this until he had a large piece, three times his own size. He took one corner in each claw, and let himself fall backwards, down from the top. It was a very crowded tree. The growth from top to bottom was extremely dense. It cannot be said he sailed down from above, more bounced than anything. He bounced and he bounced and he bounced. From one branch to the other…sideways, backwards and forwards. Hanging upside down, he could not see where he was going. It was like blindfolded skydiving with obstacles. Much to his surprise, he found the jungle floor. It was not a soft landing.

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World Peace – An Attainable Goal! by Amelia Curzon

I have been invited to contribute a post to the PEACE BLITZ TOUR by writing my own thoughts on world peace. Thank you, Catalina, aka M.C.V.Egan, author of the wonderfully researched and written book The Bridge of Deaths, for your kind invitation and this great opportunity.

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“If we are to teach real peace in this world, and if we are to carry on a real war against war, we shall have to begin with the children”  Mahatma Gandhi

Of 3530 years of recorded world history, only 286 years have been free of wars. That indicates a staggering amount of worldwide warmongering!

Such telling statistics make any hope of world peace seem almost unimaginable, but there is no doubt that here is a common goal which we all want to see to fruition.

But the belligerents, dictators and despots are not listening. Power is their aphrodisiac; world peace is not in their interests. For millennia their kind has thrived on discord and death – their philosophy being, it is far easier to destroy the enemy than to reason with him! Until we cleanse the planet of such evil we will always struggle to keep abreast of it. Regrettably, for the beleaguered to rise up against any such oppression usually requires further acts of violence. The numbers of recorded bloodless coups are few. This is where we need to take a step back and review the situation.

If we are ever to achieve anything remotely like peace on the planet, we must strive to educate our children in the ways of democracy, and they in turn their children, and they theirs. With this in place I believe we can begin to take steps to reach this global Utopia of contentment, peace and freedom so many of us crave.

Supporters of one democratic peace theory claim that “strong first-hand evidence exists that democracies never or rarely wage war against each other”. Many consider this is unmanageable as the mind-set of mankind inherently bats against peace. The human race is perceived as violent, and war as an intrinsic part of human nature, therefore inhibiting peace amongst nations. Although it goes without saying, no one is ever going to want the same thing – we are all thankfully vastly different – I do not believe human beings are naturally violent, it is something they have learned through life.  Equally they can be taught there is more than one way to accomplish a task.

I do believe the children are the future impetus behind the advancement of world peace. Vital in raising awareness across the globe, their endorsement will add to the appreciation that we are all one huge universal family, and that our differences are superficial and should augment life, not seek to destroy it.

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Told through the eyes of animals, Mungai and the Goa Constrictor promotes peace and harmony, and illustrates how easily seemingly incompatible creatures, drawn together from vastly different environments, can unite in a common cause – to overcome fear and oppression.  And guess what!

Well, that would be spoiling it, wouldn’t it?

But, as a celebration of the PEACE BLITZ, Mungai and the Goa Constrictor will be FREE on Amazon for today, August 15th, ONLY  “Peace and harmony versus greed and deception”

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And to continue the tour…….

Visit all the great writers listed below, who have come together for the PEACE BLITZ, and read what they have to say about peace on this planet.

A Piece of Peace
Anne Chaconas, Writer 
Author Bette A. Stevens
Book mews and tattle tails
Book Purses
B o o k s 4 T o m o r r o w
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christine bonner
Close Encounters with the Night Kind
Combermere Abbey 
Devoted Mommy of 3
Diary of a Writer in Progress
Get Lenin by Robert Craven
Graciela Zozaya
Halley Elise
Heaven’s Garden Productions
Hope With Change
Joseph D. Smith
keeperofthesword
Lift You Up
Mallory Heart Reviews
margaret west
Nomi’s Paranormal Palace
Opus ‘N’ Pen
Paulette Mahurin
Pavarti K Tyler at Fighting Monkey Press
Rise of the Vampire
Russell Bittner 
Simple Clockwork by Nancy Cudis
Tela’s Notes
Tela Wallen Fiction
The Author Zackary Richards
The Bridge of Deaths
The Journey
The Persecutio of Mildred Dunlap
The story of a girl…
Think in ink
Wendy’s Bookcase

 

PEACE BLITZ – August 15th, 2012 – Visit All Stops

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On Wednesday, August 15th, I am thrilled to say, I have been invited to contribute a post to the whistle-stop Peace Blitz Tour by writing my own thoughts on world peace. Thank you, Catalina, AKA  M.C.V.Egan, author of The Bridge of Deaths, for your kind invitation and this great opportunity.

“World Peace – An Attainable Goal!” – Coming August 15th

Told through the eyes of animals, Mungai and the Goa Constrictor promotes peace and harmony, and illustrates how easily seemingly incompatible creatures, drawn together from vastly different environments, can unite in a common cause – to overcome fear and oppression.  And guess what!  Well, that would be spoiling it, wouldn’t it?

But, as a celebration of the Peace Blitz, Mungai and the Goa Constrictor will be FREE on Amazon for August 15th ONLY. Please feel free to grab a copy on the day!

Oh! And don’t forget to visit all the great writers listed below, who will be coming together for the PEACE BLITZ, and read what they have to say about peace on this planet.

A Piece of Peace
Anne Chaconas, Writer 
Author Bette A. Stevens
Book mews and tattle tails
Book Purses
B o o k s 4 T o m o r r o w
b00kr3vi3ws
christine bonnerClose Encounters with the Night Kind
Combermere Abbey 
Devoted Mommy of 3
Diary of a Writer in Progress
Get Lenin by Robert CravenGraciela Zozaya
Halley EliseHeaven’s Garden Productions
Hope With Change
Joseph D. Smith
keeperofthesword
Lift You Up
Mallory Heart Reviews
margaret west
Nomi’s Paranormal Palace
Opus ‘N’ Pen
Paulette Mahurin
Pavarti K Tyler at Fighting Monkey Press
R. Russell Bittner
Rise of the Vampire
Russell Bittner 
Simple Clockwork by Nancy Cudis
Tela’s Notes
Tela Wallen Fiction
The Author Zackary Richards
The Bridge of Deaths
The Journey
The Persecutio of Mildred Dunlap
The story of a girl…Think in ink
Wendy’s Bookcase
Yvonne Mikell