Reading for Enjoyment
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Have You Ever Held a Mountain?
by John Maling
Mountains have been symbolic since the beginning of time. Our imagination has always given life to their presence. We name them, even feature them in our history and our lives. John Maling has created a poem about and around the life of a mountain that touches the very life that bursts from its core to the inhabitants and majestic surroundings. Each line resonates with the spectacular photography taken by Grant Collier and John Maling. 32 inspiring and thoughtful lines enable the reader to climb with the author and photographers from the opening of the poem … Have you ever held a mountain Cupped it gently in your hand Felt the texture of its ridges Sifted slow its granite sand Brushed its trees and touched its meadows Heard its glaciers grinding down Felt wet and rocky muscle Under flesh of green and brown? … to the closing. And then, the reader will immediately start from the beginning, savoring the words and photos once again
The Alphabet Menagerie
by John Maling
The Alphabet Menagerie is a truly delightful children’s book that entertains with humor and clever rhyme. It’s hard to create a unique, new alphabet book, but John Maling has done it all. Kids will love “critters” like Vaquita, Xiphosuran, and Quetzal—“My name is hard, twisting tongues like a pretzel.” The verses are fun to read aloud, filled with interesting descriptions about origin, history and habitat. There’s Moose, for example—“We live in the North, where we run around loose!” And Narwhale—“My horn is really a tooth—a tooth grown long.” Both adults and children can enjoy all the witty depictions. This book will fully engage the imagination over and over—each time it’s read!
Price: Hardcover- $15.99 / Paperback – $11.99