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Djabali´s Journey

"What an inspiring and heartwarming story! Wonderful book for the entire family!"

Shannon-Kelly Patee - fellow Story Jumper and Early Childhood Educator, Florida USA.

When Djabali´s curiosity lands him in deep water away from his family, an unexpected journey of discovery begins. Realising he must “ sink or swim”, the positive piglet learns to trust his own instincts and embrace help from an unlikely array of friends in order to return home.

This illustrated story, set in Andalusia, is based on a real-life encounter between the author, a baby boar, and an abandoned hunting dog. Djabali´s adventures will transport readers to southwest Spain while inspiring both young and old to scratch beneath the surface--and ponder over the power of empathy, courage, and trust.

Suitable as a read-aloud story age 5-8. Self-reading age 8-9. Appropriate for reading comprehension. This hybrid story includes back matter, a glossary, and a free Spanish audio narration via QR code.

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Once let off the leash, Corine´s imagination ran away with her. After a lot of digging and haiku-sniffing she found what she was looking for. A round of howls for Corine Timmer for this barking mad collection. These canine haiku will get your tail wagging!

Michael Dylan Welch



work in progress

A compilation of poems, photographs and art work created during the author´s first five years in Portugal.

A physical and emotional exploration of self when confronted with new places and customs. 

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Corine Timmer, Interior Designer, Writer, nature and animal lover and occasional activist lives in the Algarve in Portugal with her adopted dogs, 6 cats, 3 goats, and her beloved donkey Lolita.

The inspiration for Djabali and Andalu came from a chance meeting with a juvenile wild boar that ran in front of her car and his extra-ordinary friend in need, the Spanish hunting dog.




Kristina Muñoz, illustrator and tea lover, grew up in a town not far from Seville but now lives in London. If you press the image below, you will be directed to her website.


Corine loves to read and write haiku. Some of her work has been published in anthologies and haiku journals around the world. In 2017 she won an Honourable Mention in the Harold G. Henderson haiku contest with her haiku "Summer holiday". In 2018 she won an International Sakura Award in the VCBF Haiku Invitational. Barking Mad is her first haiku anthology. An initiative together with 19 other poets to celebrate the Year of the Dog 2018. Proceeds are helping street dogs in Faro, Portugal.

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For my very first version of the book Djabali and Andalu please visit the Storyjumper site. A company and site dedicated to encouraging creativity and storytelling with the option of sharing creations.

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