Haee and the other middlings: (Haee and the other middlings, #3)

· Haee and the other middlings Issue #3 · Middling Industries
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Critics have labelled this series of books as "grim", "whimsical", "quirky" and "bittersweet".

A 5 star book rating by Readers' Favorite:

"This book is appealing to all age groups. The simplicity and originality of the theme is endearing. It is the kind of story that everyone will enjoy reading. Middling City, Haee, and the beautiful illustrations make the book exciting to readers. Those who have already read the first and the second parts will definitely love this book. The black and white sketches are beautiful, thought provoking, and original, and they give a personality to the characters mentioned in the story."

A 5 star book rating by IndieReader:

"HAEE’S QUEST FOR THE GREATER PRAIRIE is a beautifully-illustrated book with an engaging main character and storyline. While the story can be understood by readers of all ages, given its depressing subtext, this book is more suitable for teens and adults. Nothing is what it seems to be in Middling City, including the hope for a better tomorrow. The illustrations are poignant, while spartan text accentuate the overarching theme of this memorable narrative."

"This book goes beyond that of children's picture book. There are kids that it will appeal to. There are more adults who will find their fancy tickled by middlings and Haee. The illustrations carry as much of the tale as the words. Page 16 was a happy surprise with homage to Van Gogh's Starry Night.

The lessons in the little books abound. Haee learns about self-reliance, mutual dependence, exploring the great world, recognizing impossible situation and the value of home. These three little volumes would be conversation starters in any home or gathering." - 2nd Annual Writer’s Digest Self-Published eBook Awards


Unable to find a reason to stay on, Haee leaves his banal life at Green Alley. Lost and nowhere to go, he lingers in Middling City and ventures into the back alleys in the city. 

Desperate for a home, he finds himself drifting in and out of places he can never fit in. 

Finally, he decides to return to a familiar place where he once found comfort and solace. But is this where he will truly be warm, happy and safe? 

R.S. Vern’s simple and lucid tale is not so poetic, perhaps less intense, but likely to last following the likes of Edward Gorey and Shel Silverstein. 

Watch #booktrailer at https://youtu.be/KocLs1twAU4 

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R.S. Vern
February 10, 2014
"This book is appealing to all age groups. The simplicity and originality of the theme is endearing. It is the kind of story that everyone will enjoy reading. Middling City, Haee, and the beautiful illustrations make the book exciting to readers. Those who have already read the first and the second parts will definitely love this book. The black and white sketches are beautiful, thought provoking, and original, and they give a personality to the characters mentioned in the story. The language is simple and children can understand it easily. It is a good book to introduce children to reading. The simplicity of the language and big pictures will captivate them quickly. It is an ideal book for reading sessions." - Readers' Favorite
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About the author

R.S. Vern is the creator of book trilogy series: Haee and the other middlings. She is the winner of the IndieReader Discovery Awards 2013 under kid's category.

Often described as an oddly conflicted soul, R.S. Vern is constantly torn between the challenges of saving the world and the reality of making a living. She calls herself a middling – urbanised, bored, and most of the time confused.

R.S. Vern enjoys coffee exchanges on concepts of being an acceptable human being. Instead of writing as herself, she feels it is less brutal seeing life through the eyes of a cat.

Haee is a real cat living in her home. At the time this book was written, Haee was 8 years old.

R.S. Vern holds a Bachelor of Arts from National University of Singapore and a Master of Arts from Oklahoma City University. She currently resides on a very small, urban and competitive island populated by middlings.

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