Brief Outline of the Book
The Kingdom of Puli is a Magical Place, Mystical Horses Fly across the sky and Gladiators perform battles in the Great Arena. The Pulies are a highly intelligent species that are Dog like in appearance. The Royal Family have Magical Powers bestowed on them by the highest Wizard.
This story begins when an evil Warlock cast a spell on Prince Ceaser and turns him into an ordinary dog. Then he locks him in an old chest and transports him to Earth.
A little girl called Lilly finds the Chest in her Garden shed. Lilly enters into a Magical world of adventure and friendship with the Pulies,this spans over three generations.
Lilly and her family accompany the Pulies on exciting quests to save the Kingdom from being destroyed by the Evil Warlock. The dangerous quests send them back in time to Medieval England, the Crimean War and to Togo; as they bring back important objects belonging to famous historical figures; for the great Wizard Merlin to use in a spell to save the Kingdom.
The Book is full of heart warming characters General Hercules, King Brutus, Queen Allegra, and many others.The story is an old fashioned tale of Good versus Evil. We take the reader into the secret Kingdom of Puli that is hidden above the clouds where Magic exists.
King Brutus the King of Puli
Queen Allegra - King Brutus Wife
Wizard Merlin The most powerfull Wizard
Evil Mortissa the Warlocks Daughter
The Puli Family
Hatfield couple’s literary success inspired by departed pet
PUBLISHED: 09:55 24 March 2017 | UPDATED: 11:25 24 March 2017
A children’s fantasy book inspired by a Hatfield couple’s much-lamented dog has been stocked by major retail chains and is selling well.
Amazon had just made a second order for The Kingdom of Puli, and Waterstone’s has told authors Karen and David Levy it is popular with customers.
The Sovereign Place couple wrote the book over several years, drawing inspiration from their Hungarian puli dog, Jimmy , who died about a year ago.
Karen, 53, told the Welwyn Hatfield Times: “David puts in all the swashbuckling and fighting, but I put in the humour. David did a lot of research, but I did all the drawings.”
Whenever they took Jimmy, a rescue dog from the RSPCA at Ridge, to local parks, they found children were fascinated by his woolly coat.
Karen said: “They would say he looked like a cloud, or like a sheep on a lead.”
In the fantasy world they have created, supernatural puli dogs live in the clouds, but in their book, a spell condemns one to live on earth as a normal dog.
The book spans several generations and historical periods, incorporating Florence Nightingale, Robin Hood and late Georgian times.
First published by Austin Macauley in January, it is currently stocked by WH Smith, Foyles, Waterstones and Amazon.
The Levys have given readings, helped by Karen’s hand-made puppets, at several Welwyn Hatfield primary schools and day centres for people with learning disabilities, always with an enthusiastic response.
David, 58, has retired from his career as an electrician to concentrate on the books.
Karen, who suffers from the autoimmune disease lupus, said: “Children love it. I did about half the drawings in hospital. It has been good therapy, and it has brought us closer together.”
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