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Desert Friends – Travels with the Pack 2nd Edition

$ 10.00

In Desert Friends Rodney, a roadrunner and his best friend, Quincy, a Gambel’s quail, spend days racing each other through dry creek beds called arroyos. One day Rodney and Quincy meet two hunting dogs–Gator and his three-legged buddy, Tripod. Danger surrounds the four friends as a thunderstorm sends tremendous amounts of muddy water down the arroyo.

This second edition of Desert Friends includes fun and educational activities for teachers and parents to share with their readers! First edition is also available.

Reached #1 Rankings on Amazon for:

  • Children’s survival story e-books
  • Children’s animal action and adventure
  • Children’s bird books (Kindle store)
  • 2023 Best Original Book – New Orleans Cinema Awards
  • 2023 Best International Screenwriter & Best Children’s Book at the Michelangelo Film Festival in Cannes
  • 2023 Best Book at the Frida Film Festival/Orson Wells in Paris Awards
  • 2023 Official Selection for Chicago Script Awards
  • 2023 Selection for Story Monsters Fall 2023 Showcase: Sustainability and the Environment
Awards for the 1st Edition
  • 2023 Story Monsters Purple Dragonfly Awards:
    Animals/Pets: First Place (tie)
    Best Cover Design: Honorable Mention
    Best Illustrations: Honorable Mention
    Early Readers: First Place (tie)
    Holiday: Honorable Mention
    Picture Books 6 & Older: Second Place (tie)
  • 2023 Next Generation Indie Book Award: Finalist, Best Overall Design (Fiction)
  • 2023 BookMad Magazine Q2: Spotlight
  • 2023 BREW Book Excellence Award: Winner – Children’s Illustrated Category – Difference Maker
  • 2023 BREW Book Excellence Award: Finalist – Children’s Illustrated
  • 2023 Reader Ready Awards Winner: Top Picks
  • 2023 Southern California Book Festival: Nature/Animals – Winner
  • 2022 American Writing Awards: Animals/Pets-General – Finalist
  • 2022 NABE Summer Pinnacle Book Achievement Award Winner: Award Best Books in the Category of Animals and Pets – Digital
  • 2022 Mom’s Choice Awards: Silver Award Recipient
  • 2022 American Writing Awards: Category Finalist
  • 2022 Story Monsters Approved Winner: Picture Books (Ages 3-8 Fiction)
  • 2022 Story Monsters Approved Winner: Early Readers (Ages 5-9 Fiction)
  • 2022 Story Monsters Approved Winner: Middle Grade (Ages 8-12 Fiction)
  • 2022 Story Monsters Approved Winner: Making a Difference