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Muffy & Valor: A True Story by Karl Beckstrand

December 5
Published by Premio Publishing & Gozo Books Genres: dogs

Muffy & Valor: A True Story by Karl Beckstrand

My little guy loves dogs. He plays with his boxer as much as he plays with his outside toys. He also enjoys reading. That’s why I was excited to receive a complimentary copy of the book summarized below. It’s recommended for children ages 4 through 7.

The story is not fiction, like most children’s books. This one is based on a true occurrence experienced by the author. While the injury to the dog alarmed my child, as he is sensitive to any harm done to an animal or person, we found the story (and ending) to be quite enjoyable.

I have experienced a similar situation with a dog of mine harming the other one. Thankfully it had the same outcome as this one. This story, however, had an even greater story to tell about friendship and courage.

The author shared how the book came to be. You can also see pictures of the real-life star of this book. Pick up a copy and read it. You’ll enjoy it.

About the Book

Muffy & Valor: A True Story by Karl Beckstrand

A touching, easy-to-read children’s story for ages 3 – 7 … based on an actual event pertaining to the author’s own dog.” – Stevie Turner, author. Muffy is a little dog who loves people; but after a painful injury she is wary of other dogs. Valor is a lost German shepherd who gets hit by a car. When Muffy’s family brings Valor home to recover, no one is sure what Muff will do. This touching picture book teaches compassion, friendship, trust, and courage (kids ages 3 – 7 including any with a fear of dogs). Includes finding activity (count the different dogs). 700 English words in dyslexic-friendly font by award-winning children’s author Karl Beckstrand (Mini-mysteries for Minors [multicultural/bilingual series]), illustrated by Brandon Rodriguez, 28-page, 8.5”x8.5” hard cover, soft cover, or ebook picture book with Hispanic family, minority child, big dogs, and online extras for dog lovers.

About the Author

Karl Beckstrand is the bestselling and award-winning author of 19 multicultural/multilingual books and more than 50 ebook titles (reviews by Kirkus, School Library Journal, The Horn Book blog, ForeWord Reviews). Raised in San Jose, CA, he has a B.A. in journalism from BYU, an M.A. in international relations from APU, and a broadcast & film certificate from Film A. Academy. Since 2004 he has run Premio Publishing. His survival western, To Swallow the Earth won a 2016 International Book Award. A college media instructor, Beckstrand has presented to Taiwan’s Global Leadership for Youth, city and state governments, festivals, and schools. Beckstrand’s nationally lauded Y.A. stories, e-book mysteries, ESL/ELL Spanish/bilingual books, nonfiction, and wordless books feature ethnically diverse characters—and usually end with a twist. His work has appeared in: Amazon, Barnes & Noble, Border’s Books, Costco, Deseret Book, iBooks, The Children’s Miracle Network, LDS Film Festival, the U.S. Congressional Record, Papercrafts Magazine, and various broadcasts.

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1 Comment

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    Dana Rodriguez
    December 7 at 10:02 am

    This sounds like a great children’s book. I am working on a library for our little grandson.

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