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SWEET TALES: The Adventures of Miss Jade and Britt the Kit
by Laurie Hyman

SWEET TALES: The Adventures of Miss Jade and Britt the Kit by Laurie Hyman

Red Sky Presents * January 2015 116 pages * ages 5 - 8

Lovely, deceptively simple stories reminiscent of The Book of Virtues, SWEET TALES is a perfect chapter book and an especially wonderful read-aloud for young readers. The animals are the stars in these stories about friendship, caring, and acts of kindness. Laurie Hyman has an obvious appreciation of the intuitive nature of animals and the many ways they enrich our lives. These SWEET TALES stories will touch your heart and leave a 'sweet' smile on your face.

Tony Needs A Friend, Charcoal’s Story, Harry’s Story, and The Prince of Tails -- are told from the point of view of lovable cats and their city and country animal friends. Great value is placed on the exuberance of youth and the wisdom of age; these animals have zero tolerance for unkindness and a passion for peaceful coexistence. Each story focuses on real life experiences and explores universal themes that are resolved with understanding, wisdom, and love by the cats and a colorful group of friends that includes dogs, horses, crows, foxes, chipmunks, and woodchucks.

Tony Needs A Friend: Jade and some of her city friends find a way to comfort a lonely boy who feels troubled and isolated because of his father’s illness.

Charcoal’s Story: Jade and Britt, along with their country friends, band together to stop a bullying tomcat who has attacked a kitten and to make sure he never does it again.

Harry’s Story: Jade and Britt devise a plan to help Harry, a horse, the beloved friend of the animal community, who is facing the possibility of leaving his home forever, find a second chapter as a carriage horse in New York’s Central Park.

The Prince of Tails: Tail, a red fox, who is concerned with the environment and issues that affect the animals in the area, seeks out Jade and Britt to help stop a land developer before lives and homes are destroyed.

You’ll fall in love with the writing. And in case you had any doubt, SWEET TALES is proof positive that animals do indeed communicate interspecies and they always know what humans are thinking (-;

Laurie Saperstein Hyman was born and raised in New York City. Laurie will deliver the second volume of SWEET TALES shortly, for publication in November 2015. These stories can be published in any combination.