Home School Book Review on Hiking the Grand Mesa

Torke, Kyle.  Hiking the Grand Mesa: A Clementine the Rescue Dog Story (Published in 2020  by Loving Healing Press, 5145  Pontiac Trail, Ann Arbor, MI  48205).   Two young boys, Coover and Conrad, go with their Grandma and their mighty rescue dog, Clementine, on a desert adventure.  They hike through the southern Colorado Dobies, a series of steep hills made from adobe clay that formed as the nearby volcanoes, now extinct, eroded.  Their goal is to explore one of the most unique landscapes in Colorado–the Grand Mesa. At first, Coover seems a little sad and lonely at the apparently barren and solitary landscape, but Grandma introduces him to the rich wildlife, both plant and animal, around them, and both boys go tramping through an imaginative journey.  What will they see?  Where will they go?  And what will they do?

Hiking the Grand Mesa is a nature lover’s dream.  Beginning readers will be fascinated by the vivid history of the area as described in author Kyle Torke’s clear, detailed text, and by the beautiful scenery depicted in illustrator Barbara Torke’s gorgeous watercolor paintings.

This fun and insightful story is a wonderful, challenging reading experience with vocabulary development, contextual learning, and the encouragement of imagination.  From woodpeckers and toads, to cattails and sunflowers, youngsters will be awakened to a whole new world.  The first book in the series is Ice Breaking: The Adventures of Clementine the Rescue Dog.

Logan and Luna Find the Magic Tree

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Logan and Luna’s family live in the big city where everything is rushed and busy. On the weekends, they love to visit Grandpa at his serene lake house by the woods. Together, Logan and Luna sneak away from Grandpa’s house and discover an incredible secret in the woods that will change their lives forever. Join Logan and Luna as they explore the vibrant world of reading and adventure.

"The story of Logan and Luna, two siblings who love to dream, will appeal to children and the adults who read to them. My hope is that it encourages everyone to live in a world where reality can be just as magical as fiction!"
-- Maggy Williams, author, I'm Mixed and Celia and the Glue Man

"Let your imagination run free on this nature filled story where two siblings discover the hidden secret of the magic tree."
-- S.R Jamiro Villaruel, author, It's Raining Clouds

"Hanif's debut children's book, Logan and Luna Find the Magic Tree, is a delight. The magic tree comes to life for young readers sharing the joy of stories with their own families, just as it has for Logan and Luna. A touching story about the power of imagination bringing together today's busy families."
-- Serena Agusto-Cox, poet, Poetic Book Tours and Savvy Verse & Wit blog

"Cristina Hanif captures the reader's interest as soon as you begin reading. The family's life in the city sounds like your own, and you know there must be something even better to come. As a teacher, I love the special bond that Logan and his grandfather have, especially since it involves their love of reading. This would be a great book to read."
-- Cindy Watkins, kindergarten teacher at Diamond Elementary

"This story encourages children to believe in themselves, adults to hold on to the magic of imagination and for us all to open our eyes to a world of possibilities."
-- Jenna Halstad, 1st grade teacher at Diamond Elementary

From Loving Healing Press www.LHPress.com

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