RICHMOND, Va. April 30, 2018
Through nine fictional animal stories contained in “The Tortoise Tales” (published by Archway Publishing), author Dr. Sally Scott Guynn gives readers a fun portal for dealing with their similar conflict issues, as the animal characters in the stories provide hope and wisdom while increasing reader interest in nature.
Readers will meet the following characters in the book: a huge old tortoise who cannot hold his knowledge in any longer; a monkey with a personal hygiene issue; an embarrassed dragon without fire; caddisfly larvae procrastinators under siege; a bullied grackle orphan; a minority goat with identity problems; a clever chameleon; a vain magpie queen; and an eagle and owl pair of mystery sleuths.
The main characters in each story discover how courage, trust, compassion and teamwork can change even the most challenging of situations into something more positive.
“In her debut, Guynn combines humorous shenanigans; an approachable, contemporary voice; and intriguing information about animals, informed by her career in wildlife conservation (she’s a former executive director of the National Conservation Leadership Institute). Her own illustrations, featuring soft black-and-white washes, are attractive and capture the animals’ personalities well.” – Kirkus Book Review
An excerpt from the book:
We can lick our paws, stretch our claws, or howl at the moon ‘til we turn purple, but it still won’t change anything. It won’t bring the children back to nature, back to the outdoors.
“The Tortoise Tales”
By Sally Scott Guynn
Hardcover | 6 x 9in | 186 pages | ISBN 9781480850729
Softcover | 6 x 9in | 186 pages | ISBN 9781480850743
E-Book | 186 pages | ISBN 9781480850736
Available at Amazon and Barnes & Noble
About the Author
A consummate storyteller, Sally Scott Guynn’s broad and deep professional portfolio in education and wildlife conservation, her artistic talent, and her passion for nature serves her well for writing fresh new animal stories that both teach and entertain. She earned her biology degree from University of Richmond, a master’s degree in the Teaching of Science from University of Virginia and a doctorate in organization and human resource development in Colorado State University. She lives in Montana and her native Virginia with her husband and cairn terrier.
Simon & Schuster, a company with nearly ninety years of publishing experience, has teamed up with Author Solutions, LLC, the leading self-publishing company worldwide, to create Archway Publishing. With unique resources to support books of all kind, Archway Publishing offers a specialized approach to help every author reach his or her desired audience. For more information, visit http://www.archwaypublishing.com or call 888-242-5904.
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