Jake the Deer-Hearted

Jake the Deer-Hearted

by Deborah Kuster
Jake the Deer-Hearted

Jake the Deer-Hearted

by Deborah Kuster


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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
  • Seasons
  • Wildlife
  • Caring for animals

The processes and history of weaving and quilting.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781637461693
Publisher: Kharis Publishing
Publication date: 09/30/2022
Pages: 38
Product dimensions: 8.00(w) x 10.00(h) x 0.25(d)
Age Range: 3 Months to 17 Years

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.
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