This sweet story is about friendship, competition, difficulty, compassion, and helping others. The animal characters have real personalities, and the charming illustrations perfectly capture their varied emotions: joy, excitement, worry, and eventual relief when Toby the Turtle is rescued from his predicament. You'll smile, too, when you see Toby and Bertram back home again, safe and sound, eager to enjoy many more days together on the farm.
|File size:||2 MB|
|Age Range:||5 - 11 Years|
About the Author
Brian K. Nash was born in 1961 and grew up on a farm in Kansas. Blind from birth, he enjoyed the loving support of his parents and five siblings, who kept him active exploring the woods and riding horses. The many stories they told him and read to him fostered his love of fiction. He began composing his own fiction for children when his daughter Evelyn was small. He edited the school newspaper at the Kansas School for the Blind. Later on, he received computer training and became an adaptive technician, teaching other blind people to use a computer. He has extensive public speaking experience, especially to groups of school children, seeking to educate others regarding blindness and the capabilities of the blind. Henrietta of Valley View Farm is the first of Brian's several books for children that are being published by Smashwords. His lively, entertaining stories are set in a fictional place that has a lot in common with the locales he knew and loved as a child. The animals - chickens, cats, dogs, horses, birds, frogs, and many more - can talk to each other, and are among the most vivid of the many characters. They often have much to teach their human friends as they work together to overcome whatever challenges are thrown at them. Adventure abounds, and friendship always triumphs in the end.