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The Tale of Josephine Rose: A Horse’s Magical Neigh

Kristen Halverson, Illustrations by Kathy Jurek

Pages: 34
ISBN: 978-145754-383-8
List Price: 12.99
Category: Children’s Books
Available: February 2016
Edition: Perfectbound

Josephine Rose is a noble Clydesdale horse that moves from Canada to the rolling hills of Iowa. When she meets the other horses, they realize how different she is. Although she wants to make new friends, some of the other horses push her away and won’t let her play. She is treated like an outsider. Soon, a retired race horse named Spaha demonstrates courage among the horse herd and shows the other horses on the farm that sharing, being kind, and accepting others from faraway places are very important qualities for making friends.

Kristen Halverson

Kristen is an academic scholar of strategic leadership and holds a Master’s Degree from LeTourneau University. Kristen specializes in facilitating innovative leadership classes that focus on cultural intelligence, ethics, and organizational development. In addition, Kristen serves as a substitute teacher for grades k-12.

Kristen has been riding and taking care of horses since she was very young. She has also served as an equine welfare advocate and worked in the veterinary field. Kristen plans to donate a portion of all book proceeds to the University of Kentucky Gluck Equine Research Center.

Kathy Jurek

An accomplished watercolorist with a Bachelor of Art in Studio Art/Graphic Design, Kathy’s designs range from fun and colorful to traditional and feminine. She lives in Omaha, Nebraska with her husband and two children. The Tale of Josephine Rose: A Horse’s Magical Neigh is the sixth children’s book she has illustrated.

Ray Robinson
Ray Robinson

When Ray first entered the publishing industry, authors relied on “vanity presses” to produce their work – many of whom would charge $15,000 or more and leave the author’s garage filled with hundreds of books. Ray, along with coworker Alan Harris, joined forces with Miles Nelson to create Dog Ear Publishing to provide the author community a self-publisher with a heart. The group’s application of new technologies and publishing on demand reduced the cost of publishing a book to a fraction of what it had been for previous generations; authors now have the ability to publish a book in as little as six weeks and print as few as a single copy.