Never give up - that’s author Janine’s message

December 22 2014

SOME wishful thinking and a bit of hard work can help you get almost anything, is the message portrayed in 'Walking on Gold' - a book published by Bishopston children's author Janine Amos.

SOME wishful thinking and a bit of hard work can help you get almost anything, is the message portrayed in 'Walking on Gold' - a book published by Bishopston children's author Janine Amos.
Effie, the protagonist in her new novel for children aged 8-12, is inspired by Janine's own adventures when she was younger.
At the age of 12, Janine went on holiday to an island just off the coast of Britain.
She was told that there were hundreds of beads from an old shipwreck lost in the sand, and when the tide goes out, beads could be discovered which had travelled with sailors from centuries ago.
Janine said: "I wanted one, so every day I went down to the beach to dig and every day I was disappointed.
"On the very last day of my holiday, I got up before anyone else and went to the beach one more time, wishing hard.
"I spent hours digging – until I felt something cold and smooth between my fingers: a brown, shiny bead nearly three hundred years old. It was as if all my wishing (and hard work) had made it appear.
"I believe that wishes and hard work can help you get almost anything."
In Janine's book, Effie travels to an island, goes digging – and discovers something extraordinary. However, that is only the beginning.
Walking on Gold - published by Dancing Hare - is available to purchase from Playfull Toyshop in Gloucester, or online at www.janineamos.com for £6.99.

Janine Amos