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Keren loves to chase and play with anything that moves, but can’t catch the birds. She is dogged—she won’t give up in her efforts to learn how to fly. To overcome the challenges, she recalls the teachings of her parents and the traditions of her desert-living Canaan ancestors. She turns to the experts in flight, the birds, seeking to learn the secret of flight. She studies, through observation, instruction, and practice, how to fly. Although she tries very hard, she still can’t fly, until one day, when she isn’t even trying to fly, she finds herself airborne. A story of determination and discovery, a fable of growth and change, and love of the natural world. Eighty-four luminous color photographs show Keren's adventures.
BUY Dogged Flight @AMAZON.COM [format=Kindle mobi ISBN: 978-1-882431-18-2; read on Kindle Fire™ or software on many color devices] http://www.amazon.com/dp/B008QR2RXW
BUY [formats=epub, PDF] @KOBO Dogged Flight: A fable told by Canaan dog Keren PDF ISBN: 978-1-882431-16-8 ; EPUB ISBN: 978-1-882431-19-9
Review copies are available on request. Bloggers and parents are encouraged to apply for a free review copy; all that we ask is that you agree to post a fair and honest review on your blog, web site, or to a review site like GoodReads.com and permit us to use your review. Reviews by children are most welcome if submitted by a parent.
For children from five years old, parents, teachers, grandparents, and anyone to share. Read it together with a younger child as a chapter book over two or three nights. Beginning and independent readers from second, and third grades and older enjoy it. Or use as a picture book at any age. Use with a projector to share with a class. Adults can read it for their own pleasure, no need to pretend they have a child or grandchild, it can be their 'guilty pleasure.'
Praise for Dogged Flight
“A great story for kids from 5 to 105 years old.”(—Beth, Canaan dog companion)
“It is inspirational. It teaches you to follow your dreams and to never give up...a great book to read to a second grade class (like mine).”(—Madison, 8 years old)
“I shared it with my second grade class. We loved it! We had a nice conversation about the story after we read it. The moral was very appropriate for children and they LOVED the pictures!”(—Amy Egan, teacher)
“...excellent cover, photos are amazing, we like how the dog is speaking in first person, we're studying fables and this book shows us a different moral and fable style, it taught us a great, valuable lesson.”(—comments of third-graders)
“Lovely illustrations that capture the playful, inquisitive, and determined nature of the Canaan puppy. And her story demonstrates her passion, love, and respect for life and nature along with her lovable ability to charm.”(—Eileen, librarian)
“This book would have children asking that the book be read again and again. It is a treat for dog lovers. Keren is a loving, gentle, alert, and proud dog who is regal, friendly, and intelligent. Sometimes she forgets she is a dog.”(—Sister Claire Theresa, reading specialist)
“Dogged Flight, with its beautiful photos and charming story about Keren, a Canaan dog, will appeal to children and adults of all ages. Children will be captivated by the images and tale of a dog who wants to fly. Keren will remind adult readers never to give up on a dream and to enjoy the beauty and possibilities in nature. Readers will be fascinated by the long history of the Canaan breed and no one will fail to see how much the beloved Keren means to the author.”(—Sheila Brodhead, Psy.D., psychologist, writer, educator)
“I absolutely loved Keren’s book—both the illustrations and the story. Though aimed at children, I think most adults would consider it their ‘guilty pleasure.’”(—Ellen Minto, breeder at Canaan Dogs of Anacan, United Kingdom)
Reading this made a lovely start on my day here—smiles in the morning is a good thing! I enjoyed it enormously! Wonderful pictures, lovely story—I loved it very much! (—Turid Rugaas, internationally respected dog expert, and her dog, McKenzie, who would have loved to fly with Keren)
“I LOVE it!!! It's an inspiring story for children. Gorgeous pictures of a gorgeous dog!”(—Sally J. Carlson, Canaan owner)
A Tree for Max, an illustrated story for children, tells the story of trees, birds, and a dog cooperating to help a young boy, Max, obtain a tree to help him adjust to his new home. It is a story of loss and discovery, a fable of growth and change, and love of the natural world. It is suitable for children, their parents, and grandparents....More about A Tree for Max
BUY A Tree for Max @KOBO.COM $9.99 [format=epub; ISBN: 978-1-882431-09-0; read on KOBO VOX™ and many other color-capable devices] http://tinyurl.com/83eyuos
BUY Kindle/mobi A Tree for Max @AMAZON.COM $9.99 [format=Kindle mobi ISBN: 978-1-882431-12-0; read on Kindle Fire™ or software on many color devices] http://www.amazon.com/dp/B006GEQGCK
Praise for A Tree for Max
"What a wonderful book! My second-grade students loved it. We loved
the photos and the concept. It sparked up a nice conversation about nature.
I forwarded it to a few of my colleagues to share with their students. Personally
I loved the book, probably in a different way than my students. The book has
messages for both adults and children."