In the summer of 1985 my family and I came home to find a strange bird in our creek. Most of what you will read is true. We brought the bird up from the creek and tried to get him to fly, but he was too weak. We then brought him into our porch but his wings were too big and he bumped into all the furniture. We then put him into an old duck pen and it was the safest place for Woodrow until we could get him help. People have asked why we named him Woodrow Wilson Wood Stork. Were we really fond of the 28th president? Actually we liked the name because it had two W's and went well with wood stork. Woodrow really did fly in a helicopter and stayed at the Riverbanks Zoo until he was rehabilitated. He was released at the Belle W. Baruch wildlife refuge in Georgetown, SC. This is a 17,500-acre facility created for the purpose of teaching, research in forestry, marine biology and the care and propagation of wildlife. Wood storks are endangered because there are not many of them and that is why so many people went to so much trouble to save Woodrow.
After several recurring dreams about a tree where children would encounter God, Traci Vanderbush felt led to write a book for children that would release emotional healing, based on some of her personal experiences with the Father. Within the dreams, she kept hearing "Mr. Thomas and the Cottonwood Tree." She began researching cottonwoods and found that they exude a resin that some refer to as a "Balm of Gilead." This confirmed to her that there would be healing within the story. Her husband, Bill Vanderbush, offered illustrations which they chose to keep simple and without color in order to allow childrens' imaginations to paint a picture. Based in Austin, Texas, William and Traci continue their journey into discovering the immense goodness and grace of God, and His ability to bring healing and redemption into the most impossible situations. As a wife and mother, Traci desires to inspire others to hold to a hope that exists beyond our realm. For more information, please visit www.billvanderbush.com.
A little wooden doll dreams of life outside her china cabinet, a teenage boy is stuck babysitting a mermaid, a foster child used to abuse finds herself suddenly adopted by a celebrity family with plans of their own for her, and sometimes there are sharks. The characters in this collection of short stories often find themselves in uncomfortable, frightening, or heartbreaking situations where family is not always a source of comfort, and where the monsters under the bed are sometimes real...
This exciting new metaphysical fantasy novel by Amanda Guggenheimer is aimed for the teenage and young adult market, but is perhaps suited to all ages. BOOK DESCRIPTION: When an ethereal stranger climbed through Tobias's bedroom window in the middle of the night, the young man had no idea that she came to claim him for a vital mission. Her world, in the Sky Realms above earth, suffered from a dark enemy. That enemy lived on earth and also worked to enslave human minds. After visiting the Sky Realms, Tobias realises he has little choice but to help his new friend and her family. The future of the Sky Realms and earth depended upon it. In battle, he prays for the courage to do what is expected of him, not realising that a long-lost part of himself, caught in another time, could undermine the entire mission. ABOUT THE AUTHOR: Amanda Guggenheimer is the author of a non-fiction book, The Light-Worker's Companion (www.thelightworkerscompanion.com).
The tallest tree in the world, the redwood, is just one of the thousands of species of plants and animals that inhabit the diverse habitats found in these parks. This beautifully illustrated guide highlights over 140 familiar and unique species of mammals, birds, reptiles, amphibians, fishes, seashore creatures, trees, shrubs and wildflowers and includes descriptions of the main habitats found in the parks. Laminated for durability, this lightweight, pocket-sized folding guide is an excellent source of portable information and ideal for field use by visitors and residents alike. Made in the USA.
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