[CHILDREN] Lightfoot, the Leaping Goat by Richard Barnum-mtf

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Post by silverquill » December 4th, 2020, 11:44 am

Lightfoot, the Leaping Goat by Richard Barnum ( - ).

Lightfoot is a delightful little goat who jumps from one adventure to another, some heroic some just mischief, but always a lot of fun; This is one of the Kneetime Animal Stories series written under the name of Richard Barnum. ( Larry Wilson)
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~ Larry

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Post by silverquill » December 4th, 2020, 11:46 am

With Shaggo completed, we are a ready for another of the Kneetime Animal Stories by Richard barnum.
~ Larry

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Post by mleigh » December 4th, 2020, 11:51 am

What fun. Can I be early and ask for Chapter VI, Lightfoot Butts a Boy? Or, will I get my hand smacked for my forwardness?


Thanks,

M

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Post by silverquill » December 4th, 2020, 12:07 pm

mleigh wrote:
December 4th, 2020, 11:51 am
What fun. Can I be early and ask for Chapter VI, Lightfoot Butts a Boy? Or, will I get my hand smacked for my forwardness?


Thanks,

M
Just a gentle pat of thanks. :lol:

He really is a playful little goat.
~ Larry

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Post by loon » December 4th, 2020, 1:15 pm

I'll gladly DPL this book - maybe we'll have a few returning Shaggo the Mighty Buffalo readers as well.
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Post by DACSoft » December 4th, 2020, 1:26 pm

silverquill wrote:
December 4th, 2020, 11:44 am
NOTE: Do NOT read picture captions. Some of these mistakenly appear in the text of the story, so ignore them and connect the text.
Hi Larry,

I'm always glad to see one of the ebooks I've produced with Distributed Proofreaders become an audio selection at LibriVox. Thanks for running this project.

I was surprised to see the above comment in first post. Could you clarify what you mean by this? I'd like to ensure that there are no mistakes in the ebook itself, that need correction. So far as I remember, all the illustration captions are also text in the content, so I'm a little confused.

Thank you,
Don (DACSoft)
Bringing the Baseball Joe series to audio!

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Post by mightyfelix » December 4th, 2020, 7:00 pm

I can set this up. Be right back with your MW.

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Post by mightyfelix » December 4th, 2020, 7:09 pm

Ok, your MW is all set.

And not to butt in (pun intended :wink: ), but it does look like the picture captions are actually part of the text. I noted a few places where it wouldn't make sense to skip that sentence. The confusing part is the fact that they are hyperlinked, I think. :hmm:

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Post by DACSoft » December 4th, 2020, 8:12 pm

Ah, that may be. In my ebook projects, I hyperlink the passage in the text to the corresponding illustration, with a cross-link back from the illustration's caption to its location in the text, for the convenience of the reader to look at the illustration when they get to that part in the book (and vice versa). :)
Don (DACSoft)
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Baseball Joe in the Big League; Left to Themselves
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Post by silverquill » December 4th, 2020, 8:55 pm

DACSoft wrote:
December 4th, 2020, 1:26 pm


I was surprised to see the above comment in first post. Could you clarify what you mean by this? I'd like to ensure that there are no mistakes in the ebook itself, that need correction. So far as I remember, all the illustration captions are also text in the content, so I'm a little confused.

Thank you,
Ok, I stand corrected!

I had never seen this format before, where the picture captions were taken from the text, and in at least one instance being just part of a sentence. And when they appeared in highlighted text, they looked like misplaced captions. On first reading, it didn't seem to make much sense, but on closer look I see that they are just part of the text. So, I have removed that part of the instructions.

Thank you so much for the alert and keeping me from such a blunder. :)
~ Larry

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Post by silverquill » December 4th, 2020, 8:58 pm

Thanks, Devorah!

Corrections made, (Thank you again, Don), DPL in place, MW populated and first claim assigned.

So, we are READY FOR READERS!
~ Larry

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Post by mightyfelix » December 4th, 2020, 9:08 pm

Well, then I guess we can head off to Readers Wanted. That was quick! :D

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Post by MARIA8746 » December 6th, 2020, 2:49 am

Hello, can I claim Sections 1,2 & 3?

Best

Maria

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Post by mleigh » December 6th, 2020, 9:55 am

I just looked at this and noticed that you put me down for a different section than the one I requested. I would like to do Chapter 6. I don't mind doing the other one as well (chapter 10) as I do enjoy these books, but I had wanted to give other people a chance to read a chapter.

thanks,

M

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Post by silverquill » December 6th, 2020, 8:47 pm

MARIA8746 wrote:
December 6th, 2020, 2:49 am
Hello, can I claim Sections 1,2 & 3?

Best

Maria
Thank you!
~ Larry

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