Fantabulous Universe

Fantabulous Universe

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A light-hearted collection of drawings and rhymes that reflect the complex and multi-faceted nature of the human condition in a humorous manner. || Open our book and savour each page, |
Join our Fantabunals on a sunlit stage, |
Happily sharing their inner lives - |
Feelings of joy, passion and strife. ||

That's all it is, yet so much more: |
A flow of verses and colours galore! |
Enter our world of hues and stanzas, |
A show just for you, an extravaganza! ||

Here you might find that you're not alone |
In your hopes and dreams or fears and groans, |
And in reading our rhymes (strictly no prose!) |
May you find a moment of gentle repose.
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Product details

  • Hardback | 72 pages
  • 216 x 216 x 8mm | 403.7g
  • Bristol, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 28
  • 1781327769
  • 9781781327760

Table of contents

Prologue |
Mr Cantbebuthappy |
Happy the Left-legged Centipede |
Deep-sea Flicksh |
Horny Hen |
Trippy Cat |
Billy Bullseyes |
Ellie the Piggyrhino |
Drabby Dog |
Punch the Kickboxer |
Heady Horse |
The Lovers |
Huffy the Slogdog |
Theophilus Tortoise |
Louis the Marquis of Paradis |
Spacey Piggy |
Cosy Cow |
Equus the Fisherman |
Ollie with the Thousand Eyes |
Emcee Hop |
Clark the Lady-killer Sponge |
Rocinante |
Carrot the Rabbit |
Lily Lamb |
Lakey the Swan |
Thea Turkey |
Doody Dog |
Belle the Canto-kitten |
Oozy the Lovebug |
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Review quote

"In this book, the rhymes and drawings invite us to play with our perception. The author is painting with words and images creating a fantasy world that seems so real. Turning each page a genuine smile keeps appearing on your face. What can be better than that?" Lelda - Amazon Reviewer| "As I picked up the book and saw its artful cover, it already made me smile. The content - colourful images of animal-like creatures with human features, as if from another universe, all of them with their own distinctive characteristics, each one of them accompanied by Shakespeare-like, rhyming verses in plain English, in which these imaginative beings introduce and describe themselves - made me smile even more. The combination of portraits of these likeable creatures, along with the verses that have a gentle but self-critical sense of humour, made me happy and brought a good deal of sunshine into my day. It is a book that gets you in a good mood and in which you can find yourself - with that smile in your heart - and easily makes you forgive your own weaknesses." Gabriele Matter - Amazon Reviewer| "Reading this book, I had the chance to witness a world transforming before my eyes. The wonderful colours, the playful voice the author uses, and his witty rhyme bring the fantabulous characters to life. I am happy that this book exists, this is the perfect proof that people still dream, create, laugh, are generous and have a great imagination." Ileana Cecanu - Amazon Reviewer| "Reading "Fantabulous Universe," I felt like I was reviving the sense of imagination that we have as children. Each poem brings to mind a unique, vibrant, and at times absurd world, which revolves around a rich collection of mystical beasts. You can feel that joy that went into writing these poems, and as a reader I enjoyed stepping into a world that was crafted with such care and ingenuity. It is truly a delight to read something so deeply creative, and it makes me think that perhaps each of us has a fantabulous universe waiting to be further developed in our own imaginations." Caroline Kamm - Amazon Reviewer
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About Jan Van Ryckeghem

Jan Van Ryckeghem is Belgian. Having always loved stories, he studied history at the University of Ghent and then took off to New York for a life in the theatre. He became versed in method acting and pursued the Master's Programme of the Actor's Studio, also earning a degree in classical acting from the London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art. Currently, he works in the story-telling world of film funding. He loves to draw and compose rhymes. This is his first book.
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