The Quest of the Salt Crystal
A European eBook collaboration
The children of the COMENIUS Salt Project 2012-2014
Our story takes place in present time Europe during a time of crisis - Salt is running out! We are introduced to Zoey, an ordinary girl living in Berlin. One night in her dreams she meets Hermes, Greek Messenger of the Gods, who tells her she has been chosen to go on a quest around Europe. She must find different ingredients, which when mixed together in a brew, will create a magical salt crystal. This crystal will bring salt back to Europe. To join Zoey on her quest is Bär, the friendly big, brown bear from Europe.
During their adventures they meet a dragon called Tiger, a mysterious blue haired boy, a giant bird, three mystical sisters, a magician and his posse, a singing ghost, a fairy trapped in a box, a strange woman on the moon and many many more characters!
This story is truley an innovative European collaboration, created by over 1000 school children in Europe and beyond! The participants were all part of the COMENIUS Salt project of 2012-2014. The ideas for the story, the illustrations and the songs were a collaboration between the children and Khudéla (Nadine Rahimtoola & Ken Burke). The story interweaves fantasy with reality and introduces mythological creatures and legends from Germany, Poland, Austria, Greece, Scotland, Italy, Estonia, Spain, Belarus, Romania and Turkey.
© Nadine Rahimtoola 2014
to read the eBook, click here. You will be lead to a Dropbox page. Just click dowload!
NOTE: it is a large file, so please allow time for download!
The Bestest of Friends
written & illustrated by
A BESTEST friend is...
1. A dude or chick that'll give you a quid, sit with you on the bus, and one who you can fart in front of.
4. Bert and Ernie
5. Kind of like your best friend, except better. The superlative form of the term best friend. Opposite to worstest.
6. Someone who is there for you day after day, no matter what, somebody better than a best friend, that has never left your side from day they got there, you have the most and best memories with them, fall out over stupid little stuff and are friends again with the hour, take stupid photos, talk about everything, the one you can trust with your life. Makes you smile by thinking about them, never fails too make you laugh or smile and always brightens up your day. Bestest friends is a promise not a label and you prove too each other its not just for a day its forever!
7. A bestest friend is someone you can trust with anything. It's someone who makes you feel like the most special person ever.
© Nadine Rahimtoola 2013
The eBook version will be coming out soon!