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.

My Friend Suhana: A Story of Friendship and Cerebral Palsy

SKU 978-1-61599-211-9
$14.95
In stock
1
Product Details
A simple tale of love and friendship to warm your heart

Award-winning author and designer Shaila Abdullah teams up with her 10-year-old daughter
Aanyah to bring you this heartwarming tale of a little girl who forms a close bond with a child with
cerebral palsy. The girl finds that through her art, she can reach her special friend Suhana.



"My Friend Suhana is a delightful read for a children's book. Very well illustrated with respect,
friendship, and advocacy all in mind at the same time."

--Dawn Cruzan, President, Camp Craig Allen for all abilities



"This is the story of a seven-year-old's first attempt at unconditional love. Tough but tender,
inspirational yet utterly real, this is a small gem of a tale. Highly recommended for anyone
in the position of mentoring a beloved child through the hard places of life."

--Paula Huston, author of A Season of Mystery and A Land Without Sin



"My Friend Suhana is a charming and perceptive book that will draw its readers into empathy
while allowing them to enjoy this heartwarming story of two uncommon friends."

--Chitra Divakaruni, author of Grandma and the Great Gourd




Learn more at www.MyFriendSuhana.com

From the Growing With Love Series at www.LHPress.com


Save this product for later

 

One Comment

  1. Pingback: Home School Book Review on Hiking the Grand Mesa – Loving Healing Press | Campbells World

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.