The Adventures of Emmy & Endy and Alfie Duffy, Too!
Sarasota, FL (PRWEB) November 19, 2010
Author James E. Duffy has released his first children's book based on the adventures of his globe-trotting, spirited and always loving Jack Russell terriers, "The Adventures of Emmy & Endy and Alfie Duffy, Too!"
Colorfully illustrated and written in verse, "The Adventures of Emmy & Endy and Alfie Duffy, Too!" chronicles the fearless and fun-loving Jack Russells' frolics evoking laughter, some chills and a few tears as they raise havoc in airplanes, confront would-be burglars, ride farm tractors and offer wry doggy commentary on their owner's life and antics.
Duffy, who spent 15 years as president of the ABC Television Network, traveled extensively with the two dogs and, over the 18 and 16 years respectively that Emmy and Endy spent with him, wrote poems about their escapades. When the dogs fell ill and died within three weeks of each other, Duffy pulled together the poems, adding a touching and life-affirming account in verse of his sadness at their passing and the joy of, after a time, welcoming a new Jack Russell dog, Alfie, into his life.
"I looked at Alfie as an extension of Emmy and Endy and not as a replacement," Duffy said. "These little dogs are so full of life, so active, so alert and aware, and so full of love. This book is all about the love."
"The Adventures of Emmy & Endy and Alfie Duffy, Too!" is available at http://www.Amazon.com and http://www.BarnesandNoble.com. Illustrations are by Bobbie Marsh of Sarasota, Fla. More information is available at http://www.AdventuresOfEmmyAndEndy.com.
About the Author:
James E. Duffy joined the American Broadcasting Company in Chicago in 1949. For the next 46 years, Duffy worked in nearly every broadcast sector in television and radio, including an unprecedented 15 years as president of the ABC Television Network from which he retired in 1995. He also cofounded the renowned Project Literacy US (PLUS) with the Public Broadcasting Service in 1985 and was its spokesperson for 10 years. Duffy was recognized with the broadcast industry's highest honor, the National Association of Broadcaster's Distinguished Service Award. He also received the National Literacy Coalition's Lifetime Achievement Award. Duffy is author of the nonfiction book "The Wind in the Trees" and the children's tale, "The Adventures of Emmy & Endy and Alfie Duffy, Too!" 2010 * ISBN 978-1-936343-14-0 * $15.95 * Paperback Original * 27 pages. Published by The Peppertree Press.