Follow Two Friends on Enthralling Medieval Adventure in New Title

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Home schooling father lends artistic talents to the book’s illustrations.

Waiting for a Bubble

The colorful characters in this story will help set a good example for children and point them to the Lord Jesus Christ

Enter a medieval fantasy world called the Land of Thorondia when Bumble—a creature who is part squirrel and cat—and Snap Jaw the Dragon—a cook at the Lizard Tooth Inn—embark on an adventure full of imaginative fun. Author Jim Dober’s enthralling new book, Hickory Woods Adventures: Waiting for a Bubble ($14.99, paperback, 978-1-61579-688-5), follows the two friends as they learn the virtue of patience while making bubble soup and anticipating a show by the Juggle Brothers. While Snap Jaw is out in the market awaiting the show, he is tempted to betray his friend by a grumpy little worm. Will he do it—or will he learn the importance of making good choices in time to save his friend?

“The colorful characters in this story will help set a good example for children and point them to the Lord Jesus Christ,” the author says. “The story is unique in that it loops biblical messages and Scripture within a medieval fantasy theme. Kids will be enriched while they enjoy an imaginative tale.”

Dober, a home schooling father of five who hails from South Florida, received his bachelor’s degree in illustration from the prestigious Ringling College of Art and Design. Ever since then, he has been putting those skills to good use, teaching basic drawing skills for homeschoolers and writing and illustrating his own books in his spare time. In this, his first publication, he hopes to combine his unique variety of talents in the service of Jesus Christ, offering children a wholesome and delightful read.

Jim Dober currently resides in Plantation, Florida, and has been working as a product designer for the past 11 years. The author plans to continue the Hickory Woods Adventures series with his next publication, The Secret Delivery, which he is currently writing.

Xulon Press, a division of Salem Communications, is the world’s largest Christian publisher, with more than 7,000 titles published to date. Retailers may order Waiting for a Bubble through Ingram Book Company and/or Spring Arbor Book Distributors. Waiting for a Bubble is available online through,, and


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