Martha Edmonds Bishop Tells Story of a Raven Who Discovers His Powers Within

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Rafe’s curiosity led him to discover great beauty, great danger and great powers

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There are many references to ravens in legends and literature. Most of these refer to the widespread common raven. Because of its black plumage, croaking call, and diet, it has long been considered a bird of ill omen and of interest to creators of myths and legends. But, in Rafe’s Grand Performance, author Martha Edmonds Bishop depicts a raven whose curiosity leads him to discover great beauty and great danger. He discovers the powers within himself to deal with both.

This book tells the story of Rafe, an inquisitive raven who was so curious about the world beyond his nest. He was fascinated by everything he could see in the forest that surrounded him and he wanted to see more. He was curious to see this world of men. Little did he know, he will be mesmerized by the song of a nightingale, the beauty of a peacock and his curiosity will led him to discover his own powers as he sees an advancing army who had come to attack the King’s kingdom.

Filled with colorful, vivid illustrations, Rafe’s Grand Performance is a wonderful story in which readers can learn invaluable lessons and somehow draw inspiration from them. It clearly shows that some things considered by many as underrated are sometimes the ones which become truly valuable. As the old saying goes, no one should ever judge a book by its cover.

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About the Author
Martha Bishop is an inquisitive former classroom teacher and school librarian whose curiosity has helped her to develop her own inner strengths and abilities. She states, “Rafe is able to realize that there are some talents which he will never possess, but he can enjoy the skills of those who do. He also learns that he has skills of his own that are just as important in a different way. Those are lessons which I have had to learn also.”

Rafe’s Grand Performance * by Martha Edmonds Bishop
Publication Date: November 30, 2011
Picture Book; $21.99; 28 pages; 978-1-4653-9528-3
Picture Book Hardcover; $31.99; 28 pages; 978-1-4653-9529-0

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