Following 'The Grand Adventures of Blacky the Cow'

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New book tells an engaging tale that gives a glimpse of how life on a farm is like for some animals

Author Kurt M. Schuon has grown up on the farm listening to stories his father told him. Inspired by these entertaining tales, he now shares 'The Grand Adventures of Blacky the Cow' for other children to enjoy.

This engaging story begins on a wonderful little farm that has many different animals on it. There are horses, lambs, goats, pigs, ducks, geese, and chickens. There is also a cow named Blacky. All the animals are cared for by a farmer named Jerry and his wife. Daisy, a pretty beagle dog, who loves to play, keeps watch over the farm. One day, Blacky the Cow tells her friends—Casey the chicken, Gander the goose, and Daisy the dog—about going over the hill for an adventure. What will happen when they head there?

With vibrant illustrations and a charming story, young readers will enjoy following 'The Grand Adventures of Blacky the Cow.' This lighthearted tale will entertain them and give them a glimpse of how life on a farm could be for some animals.

The 'Grand Adventures of Blacky the Cow' will be featured at the 2011 BookExpo America in New York City, NY on May 26-28, 2011.

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About the Author
Kurt M. Schuon grew up on a small rural farm in southern Michigan. The third child of three, his parents were both in the teaching profession. His dad always wanted to have a farm with many different animals. The family started with a single goat, which started the goat exhibit at the county fair. Then they added sheep, ponies, ducks, chickens, geese, and rabbits. They would raise an occasional steer, but never advanced into the breeding aspect of that species, the author supposes the character of Blacky may have been inspired by a certain calf that his family raised one year. His name was Billy and Schuon had to take care of him from the time he was two days old. Billy was more like a pet dog; that is until he weighed over eight hundred pounds. Due to this way of life, the author built a house on wooded rural property, rather than a subdivision lifestyle. This life experience allowed him to grow to respect life and how much involved caring for animals really was. His Dad remained on the farm, and was able to share this life style with the author’s daughter, Jessica. She grew up listening to Blacky the Cow stories. Sitting on her grandpa’s lap and then her father’s, she would ask and eagerly listen to what adventures Blacky and her friends would take. The author found writing this story to be truly fulfilling.

The Adventures of Blacky the Cow * by KURT M. SCHUON
Publication Date: April 14, 2011
Picture Book; $15.99; 24 pages; 978-1-4568-1778-7

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