It’s my pleasure, RG2E Peeps, to bring you another “first” here at The RG2E…
We’re introducing Childrens’ Ebooks here at The RG2E, so y’all can treat the special little ones in your lives too…
To kick-off our efforts is the wonderful Ben Woodard. Take it away, Ben…
As a kid, I walked in the woods and fields on sunny days. When the weather turned bad, I’d spend my time in the library. Both were my refuge, my escape from the angst of childhood and adolescence. I almost lived in the local library. Reading was my escape and the library was my portal. I loved boys adventure stories and have been amazed at the reports that say boys don’t read. So I decided to write the kind of stories I remembered. The Boy Who Flew With Eagles is one of these. In it I could give boys (and girls) the sense of excitement I got when I first opened a book. And with this book I could indulge my other passion of the outdoors and tell of the need to protect our environment.
The book is short, intentionally so, to attract reluctant readers. I didn’t “write down” to the children who will read the book, but the language is straight forward and the story uncomplicated. A fun adventure that a child can read quickly and get a subtle lesson.
To add some depth to the book, professional artist Laura Leikona illustrated each chapter along with the cover. The illustrations give the book a feel similar to the Magic Treehouse series.
Here’s my favorite review of the book:
“Woodard’s lyrical writing adds heft to this dreamy myth-like story. As a teacher, I find the short chapters, animal characters, and subtle lessons perfect for reluctant readers. It’s a great read for anyone interested in nature studies, Native American folktales, myths and legends.”
Exactly what I was trying to achieve by writing the book.
Famine. A giant eagle. And a boy who would be prey.
The book combines excitement, adventure, and the dream of all humans. To fly. Naa’ki, a boy snatched by a giant eagle, must use his wits and knowledge to survive. And to save his people and animals from starvation. To succeed, he will have to give up his future.
The book is not part of a series. At least, not yet.
Today, I’ll treat five of you to an Ebook Gift Copy! So let us know below if you’d like a copy, and you just might win one!!!
A spellbinding storyteller of high adventure, Ben has walked the Great Wall of China, hiked in Tibet, and climbed to 18,000 feet on Mt. Everest. And recently learned to surf in Hawaii. He loves to hike and backpack and usually carries a book with him. He began writing for children in 2008 and has completed picture books, middle grade and young adult stories.
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I downloaded this yesterday, Ben, and can’t wait to share it with my nephews! Thanks bunches for sharing with us and for the Ebook Gift Copies too!
The Best of RG2E Reading Wishes — D. D. Scott, RG2E Founder