The Adventures of Flapjack: The Collar of Courage
List Price: 15
Category: Children’s Books
Available: February 2014
The Adventures of Flapjack – The Collar of Courage is the second in the Adventures of Flapjack series. The series consists of narrative poems about an intrepid Australian Shepherd who faces challenges similar to those typically encountered by children. The first in the series, The Adventures of Flapjack – Finding Where I Belong, published in March, 2013, involved issues of separation, adaptation and the value of enduring friendship. The second book addresses fear related to bullying, inner strength and self esteem. Throughout the series, Flapjack faces befuddling circumstances and follows his observations with “…but I don’t know why.” This invites children to engage with Flapjack in reasoning through and resolving confounding challenges. Throughout his adventures, Flapjack remains positive, inquisitive and…well…adventurous!
With a passion for dogs and children, Dan embarked on a second career writing children’s stories about a very special Australian Shepherd. He has worked as a state park ranger and patrol dog handler, environmental administrator, attorney and legal manager, and has enjoyed writing stories, poems and songs since he was a boy. When his family adopted an Aussie named Flapjack, Dan felt that this cunning canine had a story to tell. So, Dan merely took dictation from Flapjack, and a series of stories, The Adventures of Flapjack, was born. Each story is a narrative poem wherein Flapjack faces issues similar to those faced routinely by children. Dan’s love of writing is exceeded only by his love for his wife, Kim, his two children and two grandchildren. Dan, Kim and Flapjack reside in northern California.