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This Christmas tale tells the the story of Willie Bear, a broken ornament who can't participate in a magical event where all of the intact ornaments acquire the ability to speak at midnight on Christmas Eve. Willy is eventually placed on the tree, and he shares with other ornaments a wonderful connection. He helps them fulfill their wishes, as each receives a special gift for the Holiday.

About the Author: Erik Daniel Shein is an American writer, herpetologist and motion picture...

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Overview

This Christmas tale tells the the story of Willie Bear, a broken ornament who can't participate in a magical event where all of the intact ornaments acquire the ability to speak at midnight on Christmas Eve. Willy is eventually placed on the tree, and he shares with other ornaments a wonderful connection. He helps them fulfill their wishes, as each receives a special gift for the Holiday.

About the Author: Erik Daniel Shein is an American writer, herpetologist and motion picture producer. He is an International bestselling author of over 30 nonfiction and fiction books. His writings include six scientific articles in the field of herpetology His bestselling children's book, "The Forgotten Ornament" is a Christmas classic, and was endorsed by Hollywood legends Mickey and Jan Rooney.

One of his passions is classic Animation, including his CGI and 2D original story, "The Legend of the Secret Pass" which was made into an independent theatrical animated motion picture, with several A list celebrities. He was instrumental in raising productions funds and working with his team to make the project come to fruition.

Mr. Shein used his zoology studies, and his love for Fortean zoology and American Indian Mythology to weave a story that may become a classic fable. Mr. Shein also created the TV show Reptile Chronicles, where he hosted each adventure as the character professor E with his animation side kick, Doupy the Gila monster. The show received three media industry awards.

Mr. Shein has consulted over the years with such organizations as the Arizona Fish and Game Department and USFWS in assisting them to protect endangered wildlife. He has lectured in over 400 elementary schools, on many conservation and animal-related topics.

Mr. Shein's media, ecological and educational goals are to protect and preserve the world's flora and fauna. One of his dreams is to create the world's first genomic, zoological and wildlife sanctuary. He currently resides in Arizona.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781937592042
  • Publisher: Adducent, Inc.
  • Publication date: 11/1/2011
  • Pages: 40
  • Sales rank: 617,988
  • Product dimensions: 8.50 (w) x 8.50 (h) x 0.10 (d)

Meet the Author

Erik Daniel Shein is an award-winning, best-selling author of over forty books. His publishing career began at the age of nineteen. His first book, Snakes and Other Reptiles of the Southwest, was reprinted on five different occasions in several languages. He created, coproduced, and wrote a soon-to-be released animated feature, The Legend of Secret Pass.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 22, 2011

    Hollywood legends Mickey and Jan Rooney love this Story

    Mickey and I both.. are proud to be a part of "The Forgotten Ornament"...We highly recommend this wonderful book written by Erik Daniel Shein.



    A beautiful Christmas book, bringing adoreable animals to life. One broken little ornament, is sadly neglected....then mended and placed in a prominent position, high on the Christmas tree..and loved just as much as the newer ornaments.



    This amazing book teaches children about responsibility... and the importance of protecting their pets, all animals and wildlife.



    Beautiful Illustrations.. with colorful pages and a wonderful Christmas story to delight even adults.



    For those who value and care about the welfare of Gods critters and special creatures. "The Forgotten Ornament".. is a must read for children of all ages.



    Jan and Mickey Rooney

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  • Posted December 14, 2010

    Wonderful Christmas book a new classic since the Grinch Endorced by Hollywood legends Mickey and Jan Rooney

    The Forgotten Ornament This Christmas tale tells the the story of Willie Bear, a broken ornament who can t participate in a magical event, where all of the intact ornaments acquire the ability to speak at midnight Christmas Eve. Willy is eventually placed on the tree, and he shares with other ornaments (Beverly s pets of past times) their wonderful connection. He helps them fulfill their wishes, as each receives a special gift for the Holiday. All the animals characters featured in The Forgotten Ornament and his subsequent titles are animals that Mr. Shein has rescued from either abuse or neglect. This is one of the driving factors behind his development of S.W.E.E.T. Southwest World Educational Environmental Trust. This Non-profit organization is int he process of gaining funds to build a preserve and animal park devoted to the preservation and protect of all the world's flora and fauna.
    About the Author
    Erik Daniel Shein s Aka Erik Daniel Stoops background in zoology and as leading authority in science of herpetology, Mr. Shein s extensive researches of snakes are published in books such as: SNAKES AND OTHER REPTILES OF THE SOUTHWEST has successfully sold thousands of copies and reprinted five times. Mr. Shein s written several books published by Sterling Publishers and Barnes & Nobles pertaining to young readers keeping them informed of reptiles species amongst other animals. These titles include: WHALES, BEARS, SNAKES, ALLIGATORS, and WOLVES. One of several projects is, THE LEGEND OF SECRET PASS is being released in theaters in late 2010. He created all the characters and wrote the original story. In addition to His references in television production, and his background in educational program, REPTILE CHRONICLES. Moreover, he has written extensive scientific articles that appeared in: Iguana Journal, International Zoo Yearbook, and Reptile Magazine. The awards he has earned over my dedicated career are: The 2007 Tellie and Davey Award for the best animated pilot, and 2008 Communicator Award of Distinction for best nature program REPTILE CHRONICLES. Mr. Shein s essentially routine work involves numerous projects such as: novels, television pilots, general production, ventures, and creating original commercial brands; this includes cross-promoting my creative ventures. He is ready to assist in helping develop ancillary tie-in's that include filming, TV, graphic novels, video games, and specialty merchandise. Mr. Shein currently resides in Cave Creek Arizona. Mickey and I both.. are proud to be a part of "The Forgotten Ornament"...We highly recommend this wonderful book written by Erik Daniel Shein.



    A beautiful Christmas book, bringing adoreable animals to life. One broken little ornament, is sadly neglected....then mended and placed in a prominent position, high on the Christmas tree..and loved just as much as the newer ornaments.



    This amazing book teaches children about responsibility... and the importance of protecting their pets, all animals and wildlife.



    Beautiful Illustrations.. with colorful pages and a wonderful Christmas story to delight even adults.



    For those who value and care about the welfare of Gods critters and special creatures. "The Forgotten Ornament".. is a must read for children of all ages.



    Jan and Mickey Rooney
    his book is about rescued animals, which we have not encountered before! My boys, ages 9 & 8, loved it. My 4 year old daughter says

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