My name is Mrs. D. and I am an author of children's books. Currently, I’m juggling many projects including several new books. I love to write. I love this beautiful language. I write because I have something to share. I write because maybe someday, someone in this world may need my experience. I write for one simple reason. I love how it makes me feel: free.
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Wednesday, October 9, 2013
The Story of Carlo the Mouse Never Ends
The Story of Carlo The Mouse Never Ends
On my journey as a children's book writer, I have met many wonderful people. A few months ago I was lucky to meet an amazing mother of two boys who live in Moscow, Russia. Olga Guseva purchased all my published books, including my first book, Carlo The Mouse on Vacation. Since then, she and her boys, Vladimir and Serogza, have become my fans. Vladimir and Serogza are studying English in one of Moscow's schools. To my huge surprise, one day their wonderful mother purchased Carlo The Mouse on Vacation for Serogza's entire class. There is no better award in the world for any author than seeing children reading books.
I am very happy for Carlo The Mouse, who has found a home in one of Moscow's schools and made friends with second-graders. A million hugs to my little friends from Moscow for taking good care of Carlo. My deep gratitude to a wonderful mom, Olga Guseva, who made it happen. I could not be happier or more thankful for her sweet pictures and for making my life brighter. In addition, Serogza wrote a little story about Carlo's adventures in Moscow after he read Carlo The Mouse on Vacation. It was my pleasure to shape, develop and translate his cute story into English.
I am happy to present a new rising star, Sergei Gusev!
The Story of Carlo The Mouse Never Ends
By Sergei Gusev
I will leave it to Mrs. D. to tell you how Carlo The Mouse landed in Russia.
Carlo The Mouse had always dreamed of seeing Moscow. Being so tiny, he crept onto a train and hid in a dark corner. When the train arrived in Moscow, Carlo felt so happy. He had many friends he wanted to see, but before he met them, he decided to visit Red Square. He ran to the subway and took a train.
"What a beautiful place!" Carlo thought as he looked around Red Square. Suddenly, he saw many black cars pulling up to the gate of the Kremlin.
"The Russian president!" Carlo ran after the black Mercedes-Benz, but the gate slammed in front of the curious mouse. Suddenly, someone stepped on his tiny tail.
"Ouch!" Carlo screamed, and turned around. To his surprise, he saw a huge dog. Frightened of being eaten by the scary dog, Carlo tried to run away, but the dog held his tail firmly to the ground. Being a smart mouse, Carlo decided to make friends with the unfriendly dog.
"Hello, Gospodin Hunter," Carlo said cheerfully. "My name is Carlo and I came from Florida." He flashed a huge smile.
Stunned, the dog looked at Carlo with surprise.
"Hello, Carlo!" he barked. "My name is King!" King released Carlo's tail. He liked this polite and very brave mouse. "Why did you run after the black car?" King asked Carlo.
"I would like to meet the president," Carlo said sheepishly.
"I understand!" King wiggled his tail happily.
"Where are the best restaurants in Moscow?" asked Carlo.
"You are my friend now, and I am taking you to McDonald's," the dog grinned.
"I am so hungry! Thank you, my friend!" King and Carlo hugged. In McDonald's, Carlo ordered a double cheeseburger, chicken nuggets, and a huge bowl of cheese dip. Their tails wiggling happily, the two friends ate and talked until midnight.
To be continued ...
Serogza gives us a sneak peek inside his second story: King helps Carlo to meet the Russian president. In his third story: King invites Carlo to his home to meet his family, but not everyone is happy about the mouse living in the apartment. To find out what happens next to the new friends, you must follow the story of Carlo The Mouse ...