Cheryl Aguiar has a strong connection with wildlife and a great love for exploring nature. This is the story of how she gains the trust of one of Mother Nature’s most magnificent and mysterious creatures…the Great Horned Owl. These majestic birds known as raptors have a reputation of being extremely aggressive, but show a different side when struck by tragedy. With some help from her husband, Cheryl’s devotion and determination to help this family of owls turns out to be one of the most gratifying decisions she has ever made. The strong-willed adult owl parents accept help from humans to keep their family safely together. Cheryl gives us an unprecedented look into the life of these wild birds while she closely documents the journey of these two adorable owlets as they grow and experience life in the wild. Through this experience, she witnesses the struggles of survival, the amazing bond of a family and the gift of gratitude. What makes this story special is to see how animals and humans from two different walks of life can co-exist and discover that we are not so different after all. By trusting each other, working together and showing each other respect, the family of owls allowed Cheryl into their world; now, they have become a part of hers. Together, Cheryl, her family and these magnificent birds have proven ever more, the statement…Where There’s a Will, There’s a Way.
5 early chapter book stories filled with adventure, intrigue and fun. Meet ugly space pirates, a boy who talks to animals, penguins, dinosaurs, and dragons! All tales are pulled from author Carole St-Laurent’s book collection.
The five stories are:
•Dinosaur totem pole : Adventure! Adventure! Dinosaur totem pole is a story for dinosaur lovers and avid sports player.
A tale about a young boy who loved sports even though he wasn’t very skilled at any of them. One thing the lad had a gift for was anything relating to dinosaurs. Discover the extraordinary adventure Mateo will experience on what started out as a very normal Sunday afternoon playing baseball. Follow him around as he runs for his life to avoid getting eaten alive, then out of the confusion he will make some very ancient new friends; the gentle giants.
Ages 6 to 10
•Henrik the animal whisperer : This is a story for animal lovers and nature enthusiast, it demonstrates the values of lending a hand and telling the truth.
Henrik has the wonderful ability to understand all animals. He has adventures on his magical red bike; racing at lightning speed, riding mountains even through the snow! Although Henrik has a magnificent ability to communicate with animals, people don’t always believe him, especially his father. Find out what event will change all that.
This is an early chapter book for kids 6 to 8 years old.
•Dragon tale : Dragons threaten a peaceful village until a sorcerer finds the perfect solution. Dragon Tale is a wonderful short story about the importance of good communication to avoid misunderstandings. This tale is perfect for an early chapter book reader.
Ages 5 to 7
•Space pirates with barracuda faces : Adventure filled space story of a family who left earth in search of a better life.
Living in space can be an amazing experience, but the threat of cruel, ugly space pirates is always eminent. Follow Saaren on his adventures as he takes on the most notorious bandits in the universe, the Barracuda faces. Travel to far out planets where creatures come in all shapes and sizes. Find out how a normal earthling boy became one of the best pilots of the cosmos.
Ages 6 to 10
•Parad’ice – Learning an important lesson : Follow Zigi the penguin throughout his life as he goes from riches to losing it all, and learns an important lesson of appreciation. Parad’Ice – Learning an important lesson, teaches children not to be jealous of others but rather to be grateful for all the good things that they have. It is also a beautiful lesson about the benefits of helping others. This is an educationally fun short story for early chapter book readers.
Ages 6 to 10