Dear Pippin

by Joy Luke



Book Details

Language : English
Publication Date : 10/17/2019

Format : Hardcover
Dimensions : 8.5x11
Page Count : 52
ISBN : 9781480882423
Format : Softcover
Dimensions : 8.5x11
Page Count : 52
ISBN : 9781480882416
Format : E-Book
Dimensions : N/A
Page Count : 52
ISBN : 9781480882409

About the Book

In this era of electronic communications, the youngest of children can literally hold the entire world in the palm of their hand.

Through the colorful illustrations, stories and questions, parents and grandparents, can learn to listen and communicate with young children and create a dialogue to alleviate fears.

Dear Pippin is the second in the Pippin series. Through the friendship of two little dogs, it covers topics such as moving away from friends, starting a new school, divorce, living in two different homes, the blending of families, difficulty learning, disabilities, and adoption.

Each story ends on a happy and positive note.

Author Praise

The Pippin books are warm with loving wisdom. You should meet Pippin. He is a snuggly, wise empathic dog who knows how to listen and write a good letter. A little dog and his animal friends address subjects like illness, moving, divorce, and the blended family. This is a gentle and hopeful book and gives the reader words to explain their feelings. Each story ends on a note of hope. Any youngster will benefit from meeting Pippin.
—Gertrud Mueller Nelson, author and illustrator, To Dance with God. Here All Dwell Free. A Walk Through Our Church.

Joy Luke’s Dear Pippin encourages children to talk about life challenges and changes facing kids growing up today. Headed up by two charming Tibetan Spaniels, Pippin and Sparrow, the cast of lovable animal characters model empathy for others and a positive approach to facing problems such as moving away from friends, parents who divorce and remarry, and living with disability. Sure to appeal to animal-loving kids, Joy’s delightful illustrations are a visual treat.
—Susan Waller Miccio author of The Tibetan Spaniel—A Gift from the Roof of the World and the Abby Swann Mysteries, Tales of Tibbies

About the Author

Joy Luke spent her early childhood on a farm in the rural West Country of England. She was an only and lonely child. She loved all the farm animals, and from a very early age enjoyed drawing and painting them.

She delighted in the stories of Beatrix Potter and searched for the characters in Kenneth Grahame’s The Wind in the Willows. Due to her isolation, she became an avid reader and collector of books.

Joy Luke moved to the USA in 1969 where she created an international fine arts gallery. She has spent her adult life involved in the arts, teaching continuing education courses and fund raising. Due to her interest in art, in gardening and flowers, she developed an interest in fine porcelain with floral decoration. In 1991 she founded the Pickard Collectors Club. After retirement, she moved to northwest Florida where she spends her time painting, writing children’s stories and working in her garden.

Her beloved little Tibetan Spaniel dogs, Pippin and Sparrow, are real and the facts of Pippin’s illness are true.

Joy is also familiar with fighting for good health. As a cancer survivor, she has great empathy for all who are fighting for better health – especially those battling childhood illnesses.