MIDVALE, UT, September 01, 2013 /24-7PressRelease/ -- Animal lovers can get a peek at life in rural California in the early twentieth century when animals played a critical role in human survival. Author Ransom Wilcox knows—he lived it.
Wilcox's family moved to the Sacramento Valley from Canada in 1907. They farmed, tended livestock, and sometimes got by via hunting and fishing. Once, when the hunter became the prey—of a charging wild boar—Wilcox stuck a pole he was carrying into the ground and climbed up!
Wilcox's new book, Horse and Dog Adventures in Early California, tells of his great love for a beautiful filly and how he depended on horses in ranching and hunting. He also writes about the devotion of a special dog that saved his life—and how he was later able to return the favor, performing emergency surgery on the injured canine. "Doc" Wilcox, as his friends called him, was a chiropractor by profession, and grateful for his medical training when his rescuer needed help.
Wilcox's love of animals and the great outdoors is evident in his nature-themed stories (for young and old). They convey courage, devotion, and perseverance with warmth and sincerity.
Also new from Premio Publishing: No Offense: Communication Guaranteed Not to Offend by Karl Beckstrand (also from California). In his ninth book, Beckstrand captures with simplicity and wit the essence of non-offensive, politically correct communication. Funny--and free of degrading bits--this is safe, entertaining reading for the whole family. Beckstrand encourages (in a clever way) the expression of important ideas and respectful dialogue—which often lead to serendipitous solutions that neither side would have arrived at without the other. He makes a strong statement about the problems with political correctness—especially unconstitutional limits on free speech.
Free ebook versions of these titles will be available through Sept. 15 at PremioPublishing.com. For Halloween, look for Sounds in the House an interactive book app with activities like finding, action and—of course--sounds. It's also a funny, warm bedtime story on fear, courage and friendship.
Families and educators can find these and other adventures online, in stores, and in more than 100 libraries and bookmobiles nationwide.
Premio Publishing & Gozo Books has been delighting readers since 2004. Our multicultural activity books (including short stories, Spanish and bilingual books with pronunciation guide, non-fiction, picture-book mysteries, ebooks, and kid's cookbook) have diverse characters in clever, engaging environments. Nationally-lauded (ForeWord Reviews, Horn Book blog, School Library Journal, Barnes & Noble) our educational stories capture attention and create repeat readers. They are not about ethnic or racial diversity; they simply feature Hispanic, black, Asian, white and mixed-race children and address fear, courage, sharing and giving. Find our books via: Baker & Taylor, Bn.com, Brodart, Amazon, Follett Library Resources/BWI Title Wave, Ingram, Nook, Kindle, iBooks, Kobo and Premiobooks.com (free online books).
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