Now Available: The Eclipse Dancer, Plus Holiday Gifts for Animal Lovers Galore!

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Now Available, in time for the Holidays!

The Eclipse Dancer

By Laura Koerber

Andy thought of flying. She imagined the air under her arms, her hair lifting and floating. She felt her heartbeat separate from the faraway beat and form its own rhythm: light, quick, a dancing thrum. When she opened her eyes, her yard was dusky and her mood had lightened.

She let her gaze drift across the darkening landscape. Andy’s heart filled with exultation. She raised her arms, fanned out her fingers, and arched her feet until she was on her toes.

She was assaulted by memories. Her mother was dying, and Danny had been dead for years. Her daughter was in Minneapolis, and Alana was up in the North Woods someplace. All of her childhood friends—the fairies, Hairy, Mr. Tolliver, and Kenshi—were gone.

Is it true that childhood is never overcome? “I have changed,” she whispered.

The light exploded into a ring of fire in a black sky: total eclipse.

She gently rose up into the warm, dark air and began to dance.

Paper ISBN-13: 978-1-946044-40-2

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About the Author

Laura Koerber is an artist and writer who lives on an island with her husband and two dogs. Laura divides her retirement time between dog rescue, care for disabled people, political activism, and yes, she tells herself stories while driving.

Her first book, The Dog Thief and Other Stories (written as Jill Kearney), was listed by Kirkus Review as one of the Hundred Best Books of 2015. She’s also the author of The Listener’s Tale, I Once Was Lost, But Now I’m Found: Daisy and the Olympic Animal Sanctuary Rescue, Limbo, The Shapeshifter’s Tale, and The Eclipse Dancer.

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There’s Still Time to Get a Great Deal on a WCY GiftPak!

Who Chains You Publishing is Offering Special Holiday GiftPaks—You Save $7-$25 on Gifts for Animal Lovers!

We’ve created 12 GiftPaks that pass
along Holiday Savings to You while bringing
Joy to Your Little Corner of the World

Unless you’ve met one of our authors at a booth or event near you, odds are you know Who Chains You Books only from our online presence. As a small publisher, we don’t yet have the funding for major distribution to the few remaining brick and mortar book stores.

We offer excellent discounts to small, independent bookstores to carry our books in offerings, but most of our sales still take place in the virtual marketplace. 

Because of this, every day through Christmas will be like Cyber Monday for us, and as such we’re giving you our best deals of the year!

We’re offering a limited number of Holiday Gifts Packs direct from the publisher to those who love animals or want that special gift for a loved one. Free Shipping to the U.S! Additional shipping required for international orders.

Gift Paks range from $19.97-$49.97, and you’ll save anywhere from $7.00-$25.00 per pack.

Browse all our gift selections here:
http://whochainsyou.com/giftpacks.html

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Save $7-$25 on Gifts for Animal Lovers this Holiday Season!

Save $7-$25 on Gifts for Animal Lovers this Holiday Season!

We’ve created 12 GiftPaks that pass along Holiday Savings to You while bringing Joy to Your Little Corner of the World

We’re offering a limited number of Holiday Gifts Packs direct from the publisher to those who love animals or want that special gift for a loved one. Free Shipping to the U.S! Additional shipping required for international orders.

Gift Paks range from $19.97-$49.97, and you save anywhere from $7.00-$25.00 per pack.

Browse our Selections Today. Limited Quantities, While they Last.

Browse our Selections Today. Limited Quantities, While they Last.

“Dandelion’s Dream” is a Touching Look at the Life of a Chained Dog

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Dandelion’s Dream

Written by Heather Leughmyer
Illustrated by April Pedersen

Sweet little Dandelion lived all alone; her bed was a barrel, her companion, a bone. The soft green grass had been slowly replaced; leaving dirt behind in the path that she paced.

In the daytime she’d wait while she watched passing cars. In the darkness she’d wish on all of the stars. In the winter she’d shiver; no escape from the cold. With no shield from the sun, summers got old.

She yearned for a family and a nice, cozy bed; a scratch on the belly, a pat on the head. She dreamed of the day when SHE’D be the one, alongside a jogger for a brisk morning run.

There was only one thing that brought Dandelion joy: a redheaded, freckle-faced, 8-year-old boy…

Could a little boy be Dandelion’s hero? Find out in this lyrical rhyming story from author Heather Leughmyer, part of her Kindness to Animals Series. Perfect for ages 5 and up, and excellent for both humane education and library and family story time.

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In Celebration of the release of Dandelion’s Dream, we’re featuring the art of illustrator April Pedersen on NEW attire and merchandise raising awareness for chained dogs. These make wonderful gifts for the dog activist in the family! Find all your selections at this link: http://www.cafepress.com/whochainsyou

 About the Author

meHeather Leughmyer graduated from Indiana-Purdue University with a B.A. in English Writing and Linguistics. She is a dedicated vegan, animal rights activist and animal rescuer.

Writing has been a passion of hers for as long as she has advocated for animals. By telling their stories and illustrating their pain she hopes to touch a few hearts and change a few minds with her words.

Heather is the author of If Your Tears Were Human, Adopting Adele, Brave Benny, Courageous Conner, Dandelion’s Dream, and co-editor of Rescue Smiles. She lives in Columbia City, Indiana, with her husband, daughter and several animal companions.

About the Illustrator

aprilpedersenOur whimsical artist, April Pedersen, is a freelancer based in Reno, Nevada. She is partial to frogs, geocaching, science fiction, video poker, and chess.

April is the author and illustrator of Slow Moe, and the illustrator of Adopting Adele, Brave Benny, Bravo’s Freedom, Happy Dog Coloring Book, A Tail of Two Christmases, and Courageous Conner.

How HumaneEducator.com Uses WCY Children’s Books in Its Educational Programs

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Humane Educator Debbie Gladwin with “Slow Moe”, by April Pedersen

Who Chains You Books loves to feature humane educators using our books in their programs. We asked Debbie Gladwin, founder of HumaneEducator.com, about her work for the animals and children, and how she finds our books useful. Here’s what she told us:

As a Certified Humane Education Specialist, I am always on the hunt for books with a humane education theme. At HumaneEducator.com, we often use animal themed literature. There is a unique bond between young people and animals that helps us to communicate empathy, compassion and respect for other living beings.

In our Bella’s Backyard Buddies program, we use many of the books published by Who Chains You Publishing. Books like Happy Dog: From Chained to Cherished, Sloe Moe: A Snail Tale and Doodle Bugs Second Chance are a part or our literature curriculum. They are perfect for read-alouds and compassion circle discussions. We have created art projects, writing activities, puzzles and games…all based on these animal-themed books.

We’ve created a body of curriculum based in part on the books and use them in a variety of environments like classrooms, after school programs, and service learning projects. These books make it easy for us to create activities that meet state academic standards and can easily be blended into an existing curriculum.

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Debbie’s rescue pups waiting for their bedtime story!

They are also great for family time reading at home. I’ve been known to read these books to my own rescue dogs!

What I love about Who Chains You Books as part of our program is watching the faces of the audience of young people light up as they listen to the stories of compassion and caring. They want to help.

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We love that the heroes and heroines of these inspirational books are compassionate and respectful activists who are role models for the young people we teach. We also love that the stories are about all kinds of animals…dogs, cats, horses…but goats, pigs, rats, mice, snails and birds too!

At HumaneEducator.com, we strive to provide young people with opportunities to develop critical thinking skills that will help them to make informed lifestyle choices. We help them to understand critical issues like animal abuse in a way that will help them to see that they can be a part of the solution instead of the problem.

Located in central Oklahoma, our mission is to empower students to understand the effect that their actions have on other people, animals and the environment. We give them the tools and skills they’ll need to make responsible lifestyle choices. In addition, we provide parent/caregiver training that empowers them to help the children in their lives to live with kindness, empathy and compassion. We partner with schools and individual educators to enable them to incorporate humane education principles into their existing academic curriculum and school culture.

Currently, we have three projects—Bella’s Backyard Buddies is our humane education literacy program. HumaneEducator.com is our character education program and BullyCrisis.com is our program designed to empower kids to be upstanders against bullying.

When I am not creating curriculum, searching for new ideas or attending events, I love spending time with my husband and three rescue fur babies. Charlie and Bella are my two senior dogs and Catboy is my senior cat who were all rescued while we were living in Southern California. My personal life goal is to partner with people, especially children, to help them to discover their own skills and talents and how they can use them to live socially responsible lives.

If you are interested in further information about our humane education programs, please contact us at any one of our websites: HumanEducator.com, BellasBackyardBuddies.com or BullyCrisis.com.

—Debbie Gladwin, founder, humaneeducator.com

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P.S. We LOVE working with humane educators! We’ve created some amazing books—featuring animals and issues that haven’t been addressed elsewhere—but we partner with those doing the work in the field to bring the animals’ voices to the children. That’s why we always offer wholesale discounts for humane educators and nonprofits. Check out our program for humane educators here, http://whochainsyou.com/humane-ed.html, and drop us a line if you have other ideas for projects we can do together at info@whochainsyou.com.

 

Doodle Bug’s Second Chance • A Dog with a Walking Disability Finds Help from her Friends

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Now Available!

Doodle Bug’s Second Chance

The Second Chance Series, Vol. 3

Written by Brandy Herr
Illustrated by Tamira Thayne

Doodle Bug huddled with her sisters on the cold concrete floor. They didn’t know where they were, but they knew they weren’t at home.

“Why are we here?” Doodle Bug whimpered. “Don’t they want us anymore?”

Suddenly, the light in the hallway changed as the front door opened. Doodle Bug and her sisters crammed their faces against the chain link of the kennel, desperate to see what was happening. A woman with kind eyes stopped in front of their cage, smiling sweetly down at the three sisters. Their tails began to thump…

Will Doodle Bug and her sisters get the happily-ever-after they hope for? Find out in Doodle Bug’s Second Chance, Vol. 3 of The Second Chance Series.

Based on a true story, Doodle Bug’s Second Chance is perfect for kids young and old. Who Chains You Publishing is proud to release children’s books that are fun, educational, and stand tall as a voice for the animals.

Buy in Paperback or Kindle • Audiobook forthcoming!

For a VERY Limited Time, Get Honey’s Second Chance for only $7.38 in Paperback. Save $5.59!

About the Author:

Brandy Herr was born near Dallas, Texas. She graduated from the Pennsylvania State University with a major in public relations and a minor in theatre. She now lives in Granbury, Texas with her husband, Matthew, their rescued dogs, Pillow and Luna, and their rescued cats, Emma and Goblin. She currently has four other books available: Honey’s Second Chance, Emma’s Second Chance, Haunted Granbury, and a short story featured in the collection Nine Deadly Lives: An Anthology of Feline Fiction. Learn more about Brandy and her work on her website at AuthorBrandyHerr.com and follow her on Facebook at Facebook.com/AuthorBrandyHerr.

Why is a Pup Named Muffin Seeing her Shadow in New Children’s Book?

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New Release!
Why is a Pup Named Muffin Suddenly Seeing Her Shadow Everywhere? Find Out in Muffin’s Shadow: A Muffin “Tail”

by Laura W. Eckroat
Illustrated by Greg White

Muffin was enjoying the peace and quiet of her yard when Mom and Dad excitedly called out to her. “Muffin, let’s go for a ride!” The little family drove and drove for what seemed like years of Muffin’s doggie life. Where were they taking her?

When Dad pulled into the parking lot, Muffin became a little nervous, because this was somewhere new. The smells were not familiar: peanut butter, apple, stuffed doggie toys . . . but other funky smells too. The place was big, like a giant maze, and her eyes hadn’t adjusted to the bright lights.

Then suddenly, she saw it, for the very first time . . . her SHADOW!

It seemed to follow her everywhere. She kept moving, but the shadow haunted her. What was the shadow, and will Muffin get free of it? Read along with Muffin’s Shadow: A Muffin “Tail” to find out more. Just right for ages 5-8, the book is wonderful for classroom and humane education, too.

“Laura Eckroat wrote the perfect book to teach our children about the joy and love that comes from pet adoption. Muffin’s Shadow will take young readers on an enjoyable journey that is full of fun and wonder.”—Jamie Dougherty, Founder of Offleashapparel.com

Buy in Paperback | Buy on Kindle

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https://www.amazon.com/Went-Out-Donut-Came-Home-Muffin-ebook/dp/B07522BTNJ/

About the Author

DSC_1125Laura W. Eckroat is the author of A Simpler Time, Daisy: A Life Cycle Series, The Life of Bud, The Lost Tooth, Went Out to Get a Donut, Came Home with a Muffin, What’s in the Corner? A Muffin “Tail”, and Muffin’s Shadow.

Laura was born and raised in Whiting, Indiana. She has lived in Colorado, Georgia, Massachusetts, and Texas. She now resides in Wisconsin with her husband, Steven, and their two rescue dogs—Muffin and Shadow.

Mrs. Eckroat is an elementary school teacher, and a lifetime Chicago Bears football fan. She enjoys gardening, reading, writing and doing fundraisers for dogs.

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Just because something’s always been done a certain way, doesn’t mean that’s how it should be done. One of the excuses often heard for dog chaining is “That’s how we’ve always done it.” Even if that statement is true, it doesn’t make it right. Dogs belong inside the home, with the family. Spread the word. http://www.whochainsyou.com.

Share from our Facebook page at this link: https://www.facebook.com/whochainsyou/photos/a.994533240665277/1809371785848081/

Win a Copy of a New Release, “Muffin’s Shadow,” in our $400, 31-Day Giveaway

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It’s a New-Release Day Giveaway! Today you can Win our 30th Book in our $400, 31-Book Giveaway to Celebrate Who Chains You Publishing’s 2nd Anniversary.

Today’s Prize? Muffin’s Shadow: A Muffin “Tail”, by Laura W. Eckroat.

How Can You Win It? Just click on our promo image (above), or this link, to bring you to our page, and let us know you want it in our comment section. The contest will run all day Aug. 30th, and we’ll select a random winner at 10:00 a.m. Eastern, August 31st.

Spread the word and join in the fun! With a publication date of August 31st, Muffin’s Shadow is not yet available in stores, but will soon be available in paperback, kindle, and audiobook; it makes a wonderful addition to any humane education bookshelf, too.

Here’s that link to play again. https://www.facebook.com/whochainsyou/photos/rpp.978812565570678/1797640420354551/

About the Book:

Muffin'sshadowcover-lodropMuffin was enjoying the peace and quiet of her yard, when Mom and Dad called to her. “Muffin, let’s go for a ride!” The little family drove and drove for what seemed like years of Muffin’s doggie life. Where were they taking her?

When Dad pulled into the parking lot, Muffin became a little nervous, because this was somewhere new. The smells were not familiar: peanut butter, apple, stuffed doggie toys . . . but other funky smells too. The place was big, like a giant maze, and her eyes hadn’t adjusted to the bright lights.

Then suddenly, she saw it, for the very first time . . . her SHADOW!

It seemed to follow her everywhere. She kept moving, but the shadow haunted her. What was the shadow, and will Muffin get free of it? Read along with Muffin’s Shadow: A Muffin “Tail” to find out more. Just right for ages 5-8, the book is wonderful for classroom and humane education, too.

“Laura Eckroat wrote the perfect book to teach our children about the joy and love that comes from pet adoption. Muffin’s Shadow will take young readers on an enjoyable journey that is full of fun and wonder. It’s awesome!”—Jamie Dougherty, Founder of Offleashapparel.com

About the Author:

Laura W. Eckroat is the author of A Simpler Time, Daisy: A Life Cycle Series, The Life of Bud, The Lost Tooth, Went Out to Get a Donut, Came Home with a Muffin, What’s in the Corner? A Muffin “Tail”, and Muffin’s Shadow.

Laura was born and raised in Whiting, Indiana. She has lived in Colorado, Georgia, Massachusetts, and Texas. She now resides in Wisconsin with her husband, Steven, and their two rescue dogs—Muffin and Shadow.

Mrs. Eckroat is an elementary school teacher, and a lifetime Chicago Bears football fan. She enjoys gardening, reading, writing and doing fundraisers for dogs.

About the Illustrator:

Greg White attended Southern Nazarene University, where he received a Bachelor’s degree in Mass Communication.

His passion for visual storytelling led him to the field of illustration, and he now works as a freelance artist and illustrator, specializing in children’s books, comic books, and poster design.

He now resides in Oklahoma City, where he has illustrated over 200 books, including the New York Times bestseller, It Starts with Food.

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Win “The King’s Tether” for Tether-Free Tuesday in our $400, 31-Day Anniversary Giveaway

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Win a FREE Book for Tether-Free Tuesday! Today you can Win our 28th Book in our $400, 31-Book Giveaway to Celebrate Who Chains You Publishing’s 2nd Anniversary.

Today’s Prize? The King’s Tether, by Tamira Thayne.

How Can You Win It? Just click on our promo image (above), or this link, to bring you to our page, and let us know you want it in our comment section. The contest will run all day Aug. 28th, and we’ll select a random winner at 10:00 a.m. Eastern, August 29th.

Spread the word and join in the fun! The King’s Tether is a novelette, and is available in paperback, audiobook, and kindle; it makes a wonderful read for that last summer weekend.

Here’s that link to play again. https://www.facebook.com/whochainsyou/photos/a.994533240665277/1795485937236666/

About the Novelette:

kingstethercoverlodropDiscover the roots of the Chained Gods Series in this 6,000 word prequel story to the paranormal world of 17-year-old Baylee and her crew.

In a rare moment of inactivity, the dog rested his head on his front paws. The thick logging chain weighed heavily across his body as he pulled his back legs from beneath the oppressive steel. His eyelids drooped, and even though his feral mind urged him to remain vigilant, told him he was in constant danger, sleep had its way with him anyway.
With sleep came relief.

In the waking state his mind knew only bloodlust and revenge, his body hunger and thirst, and his heart pain and sorrow. In slumber his consciousness freed itself from its bonds, and he revisited an immortal life once known—only to lose the beloved memories upon reawakening.

The ultimate cruelty.

He dreamt of a woman. It couldn’t be just any woman; according to the Prophetess, he would know her when he saw her. His brain, his heart, his mind—they all called out for her, whispering of bonds and mating rituals and a shared future that was theirs and theirs alone.

A kick to the ribs lurched him from the dream, and the woman slipped away from him, again…Grab The King’s Tether to read more and start your Chained Gods Series adventure today!

Buy in Paperback | Buy on Kindle | Or Get Yours FREE! | Buy Audiobook

About the Author:

Tamira Thayne is an author, animal activist, and the founder and former CEO of Dogs Deserve Better, a nonprofit organization seeking an end to dog chaining.

She is also the founder of Who Chains You Books, publishing titles for those who believe people—and animals—deserve to be free. She is the author of Happy Dog Coloring Book, Capitol in Chains, Foster Doggie Insanity, The Wrath of Dog, The King’s Tether, The Knights Chain, The Curse of Cur, and the co-editor of Unchain My Heart and Rescue Smiles.

Tamira lives by a river in the woods of northern Virginia, with her husband, daughter, one dog, six cats, and hundreds of outside birds and critters she adores from afar.

Win “Emma’s Second Chance” on Another Free Book Friday!

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Only one week left to win a free book from Who Chains You Publishing. Welcome, Everyone, to Another Free Book Friday! Today you can Win our 24th Book in our $400, 31-Book Giveaway to Celebrate Who Chains You Publishing’s 2nd Anniversary.

Today’s Prize? Emma’s Second Chance, by Brandy Herr.

How Can You Win It? Just click on our promo image (above), or this link, to bring you to our page, and let us know you want it in our comment section. The contest will run all day Aug. 24th, and we’ll select a random winner at 10:00 a.m. Eastern, August 25th.

Spread the word and join in the fun! Emma’s Second Chance is available in paperback, kindle, and audiobook, and makes a wonderful addition to humane education and classroom programs.

Here’s that link to play again. https://www.facebook.com/whochainsyou/photos/rpp.978812565570678/1790626801055913/

About the Book:

emmacoverloEmma, a deaf hound mix, thinks everyone deserves a second chance at life. After all, she’s one of the lucky pups who got to start over—thanks to a kind woman who rescued her after her family dumped her along the side of the road.

Emma learns what it’s like to love again, finds herself not one but two caring families, and even gets the chance to pay it forward, becoming a real-life hero in the process.

Based on the true story of Emma the rescue dog, Emma’s Second Chance is perfect for kids young and old. Who Chains You Publishing is proud to release children’s books that are fun, educational, and stand tall as a voice for the animals.

Buy in Paperback | Buy on Kindle | Buy Audiobook

About the Author:

Brandy Herr was born near Dallas, Texas. She graduated from the Pennsylvania State University with a major in public relations and a minor in theatre. She now lives in Granbury, Texas with her husband, Matthew, their rescued dogs, Pillow and Luna, and their rescued cats, Emma and Goblin. She currently has three other books available: Honey’s Second Chance, Haunted Granbury, and a short story featured in the collection Nine Deadly Lives: An Anthology of Feline Fiction. Learn more about Brandy and her work on her website at AuthorBrandyHerr.com and follow her on Facebook at Facebook.com/AuthorBrandyHerr.

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Remember, we have wholesale pricing for nonprofits, indie bookstores, and humane educators. Visit our site at http://www.whochainsyou.com to learn more and place your first order.

Winabook Wednesday, featuring “The Returned: Chewy’s Story” about a Teen who Helps Shelter Dogs Get Adopted

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Welcome, Everyone, to Winabook Wednesday! Today you can Win our 22nd Free Book in our $400, 31-Book Giveaway to Celebrate Who Chains You Publishing’s 2nd Anniversary.

Today’s Prize? The Returned: Chewy’s Story, by Samantha Riggi.

How Do You Win It? Just click on our promo image (above), or this link, to bring you to our page, and let us know you want it in our comment section. The contest will run all day Aug. 22nd, and we’ll select a random winner at 10:00 a.m. Eastern, August 23rd.

Spread the word and join in the fun! The Returned: Chewy’s Story is available in paperback, kindle, and forthcoming in audiobook. The book is wonderful for middle school humane and classroom education, too.

Here’s that link again. https://www.facebook.com/whochainsyou/photos/a.994533240665277/1787355098049750/

About the Book:

chewyreturnedcover18lo-drop“That’s all for now. You can learn more about Susie’s happily-ever-after by reading my blog, The Returned. Click on Susie’s Story. Thanks for listening.”

Anna closed her podcaster app and put the microphone down. She and Molly had been best friends since second grade, and now the two girls run a blog and podcast called The Returned, which helps returned shelter dogs find new, loving homes and families.

With three successful adoptions under their belts, the girls are preparing for their next adoption mission. When Chewy, a yellow labrador, is dropped at the shelter, Anna and Molly become determined to find her a happily-ever-after of her very own.

In the meantime, Anna is struggling with her dad’s distant behavior. When Chewy’s blog is posted, Anna discovers that someone is threatening her family. Will Anna find out who is behind the threat? Will Chewy find the forever home she deserves? Find out in this first installment of The Returned: Chewy’s Story.

Perfect for ages 10-14 (and up!), and grades 4-8. The series makes an excellent humane education tool, too, for nonprofits and humane educators.

About the Author:

Samantha K. Riggi is an elementary school teacher with a passion for animals, the environment and writing. She lives in the suburbs of Chicago with her husband, children and two old dogs. She’s the author of The Returned: Chewy’s Story, Bravo’s Freedom, and Wesley Reece: Fourth Grade Hero.

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Remember, humane educators and nonprofits, as well as indie bookstores, can buy our books in wholesale. Visit our site at whochainsyou.com to learn more.