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Rudy likes his vintage 3-speed chopper, riding his bike in the woods, and fishing. But what he doesn’t like is THAT DOG! In this coming of age tale, Rudy has to answer the call to the hero’s adventure using the life lessons he’s gained through fishing. A National Indie Excellence, Moonbeam, American Fiction, and 3-time Purple Dragonfly book award recipient with 37 detailed illustrations makes this neuro inclusive story a creative and entertaining reminder of the virtues we strive for daily. Parents will be happy to know that a 60 minute read will inspire a greater understanding of: patience, perseverance, problem solving, respect, gratitude, changing your perspective to help understand yourself and others better…and discovering friendships by taking chances making new ones.  For children 8 – 108  6″x9″ 106 pages ORDER ONLINE – FREE U.S. SHIPPING / AVAILABLE AT my art studio, The Avalon Library, Wetlands Institute, Stone Harbor Book Shop, Preppy Palm, Closet Boutique, Whales Tale in Cape May, Sidney’s in Strathmere. (International sales are subject to international shipping charges – please email me for a quote.)   leave a voice mail at (212)352-4205 Due to covid I can’t take returns on books bookmarks and prints – I found a great bookmaker using #70 thick white paper and top of the line printing. I put each book, bookmark and museum quality Giclee reproduction in a fitted sealed plastic Crystal Clarity art bag.

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ISBN: 978-1-7367213-0-8.   COPYRIGHT Monica Zane 2020. PUBLISHED 2021. 1st printing-Hardcover Edition. Ages 8-108. 106 pages Printed in USA

NATIONAL INDIE EXCELLENCE AWARDS CONGRATULATIONS! It is our great pleasure to inform you that you are a Finalist in the 15th Annual National Indie Excellence Awards. Your book embodies the standards of excellence that this award was created to celebrate. We salute your talents and our Jurors truly respect each of the final works that are honored this year. The National Indie Excellence® Awards celebrate independent publishing as a strong and vital sector of our industry. Recognizing excellence in all aspects of the final presentation, NIEA champions self- publishers and the independent presses who produce the highest quality books across a spectrum of metrics. Established in 2005, NIEA’s entrants are meticulously judged by experts from various facets of the book industry profession including publishers, editors, authors and designers. Winners and Finalists are determined on the basis of superior written matter coupled with excellent presentation in every facet of the final published product from cover to cover. Our range of Sponsorship Awards and the cash prizes awarded by the Juror’s Choice are selected from the overall group of winners and Finalists. “This past year’s entries stand as a testament to the art of self-publishing. Once a small sector of the industry, self and independent publishing has now grown to rival that of the bigger players. The National Indie Excellence® Awards proudly cheer these authors for their enduring vision, talents, and dedication.” –Doug Fogelson, President National Indie Excellence® Awards AMERICAN FICTION AWARDS CONGRATULATIONS! Award Winner for Best Cover Design: Children’s Book. The 2022 American Fiction Awards! -Jeffery Keen President & CEO, American Book Fest MOONBEAM CHILDREN’S BOOK AWARDS CONGRATULATIONS! Award Winner Bronze Pre-teen Fiction The Moonbeam awards highlight books that encourage children to be generous, compassionate, and to stand up for the rights of themselves and others. The diversity of this years winners proves that promoting childhood literacy knows no boundaries, as medals-winners came not only from long-established publishers and university presses, but from small presses and self published, first time authors. The Moonbeam Awards are judges by expert panels of youth educators, student, and book reviewers, and are intended to bring increased recognition to exemplary children’s books and their creators. -Jim Barnes, Jenkins Group Inc. PURPLE DRAGONFLY BOOK AWARDS CONGRATULATIONS! Awards in Middle Grade fiction, Best Cover, and New Author categories.