Jake the Deer-Hearted is a hopeful story about a curious, ill-proportioned dog who wanders away from his dog family. The lost puppy is befriended by a small herd of deer in the Piney Woods of East Texas. Jake is the unexpected hero who overcomes hardships, learns about values and companionship, and realizes his dreams of becoming deer-like and finding his human family.
Young readers will:
- Empathize with Jake's journey of having big dreams and finding happiness in receiving care and love
- Enjoy the cozy, colorful textile illustrations
- Benefit from the repeating and rhyming words.
The setting of the story offers opportunities to investigate:
- Facts about Texas
- Caring for animals
- The processes and history of weaving and quilting.
What Others Say About this Book:
I have known the author, Deborah Kuster, for quite some time and I'm well acquainted with her creative talents. Her work, Jake the Deer-Hearted, exudes not only her artistic passion but her ability to take life's difficulties and translate them into a lovely story that children of all ages will adore.
-Tommy Wallace, Pastor
Children will love the story of Jake the Deer-Hearted and the unique illustrations Deborah has hand-crafted. Aren't we all a little bit like Jake the Deer-Hearted, just searching for a place to feel loved and accepted in this big world?
-Brenda Price, Elementary Art Educator
The author, Deb Kuster, shares a beautiful story of self-discovery. Jake's journey explains to children that emotions such as loneliness, insecurity, and fear can lead to unexpected blessings in life. The patchwork illustrations in the book reinforce the story's message that being different is what makes us our "unique" and "worthy" selves. A beautiful book in every way!
-Kathleen Atkins, Associate Professor, Early Childhood and Special Education
About the Author:
Deborah Kuster (Ph.D.) has been involved in the field of art education for all ages for her entire career. She creates artworks from her hand-woven textiles. Deborah is Professor Emeritus of Art at the University of Central Arkansas, and her artworks have been exhibited and published nationally and internationally. Deborah and her husband call Texas and Arkansas their home. Their daughter, son-in-law, and three grandchildren live in Texas.
|Continental Sales, Inc.
|8.00(w) x 10.00(h) x 0.10(d)
|3 Months to 17 Years