Epic story familiarizes readers with Great Danes

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Monica Reifegerste imparts biblical teachings, universal ethical values in playful, entertaining approach in new book.

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Channeling her great love and care toward a specific breed of dog, the Great Danes, author Monica Reifegerste pens an entertaining tale that stars her favorite gigantic darlings. “The Legend Of Maxim And The Curse Of Probopolo” (published by Xlibris) provide knowledge about the Great Danes in an interesting, educational and amusing approach.This story takes place in Doggerrland, the Land of Great Danes, a world in which its inhabitants live in perfect harmony with their Creator and other creatures, until the day that Gandra the king of Doggerrland is put to the test through the instrumentality of Mad-ellia, a creature from another world. Promising him absolute power and supremacy in the world in which they live, Mad-ellia puts in doubt the truths contained in the Book of Life and convinces the king to disobey its teachings, awakening in him the oldest wishes of all civilizations: vanity and greed. The king's decision will have devastating consequences, not only for himself, but for all his subjects…

This epic tale presents reliable information about the Great Dane and a controversial issue about color patterns in an amusing and medieval style. Added to the epic scenario in which the story unfolds, the characters are the charismatic Great Danes, playing a lesson-filled story based on biblical teachings and universal ethical values in a playful approach. Book presentation and printing quality top notch, beautiful illustrations, and story texts are overlaid on a parchment layout, providing an increasing atmosphere for a medieval tale. *Recommended for 8 to 88 years and more.

“The Legend of Maxim and The Curse of Probopolo”
By Monica Reifegerste
Hardcover | 11 x 8.5in | 214 pages | ISBN 9781499002744
Softcover | 11 x 8.5in | 214 pages | ISBN 9781499002751

About the Author
Monica Reifegerste, of German descent, was born in Brazil, São Paulo, in 1961. She has a licentiate in Pedagogy by the Federal University of Santa Catarina, Brazil, UFSC - and has owned and bred Great Danes since 2003. As a lover of the breed, she has been searching and studying the Great Dane ever since, developing a specialized website, writing and publishing a few essays on controversial issues, published on her own website and social net forums. In 2012, she has translated the official German Standard of the Breed to Portuguese, established by the DDC – Deutscher Doggen Club – German Great Dane Club, and published by the CBKC – Brazilian Kennel Club Confederation. In 2009, she developed a card game named “The Great Danes’ Suits Playing Cards”, aiming to shed light on the coat color issue of the breed in a playful and creative way, although not available yet to the present date. As a fondness for children´s books, she decided that the best way to address to the color issue would be a children's book for adults and children, i.e., through a fable, would be possible to address to the issue figuratively, in order to bring into focus the ethical and moral matters related to the subject. Thus, “The Legend of Maxim and the Curse of Probopolo” arose, a storyline built on Christian foundations and on an evangelistic approach.

Xlibris Publishing, an Author Solutions, LLC imprint, is a self-publishing services provider created in 1997 by authors, for authors. By focusing on the needs of creative writers and artists and adopting the latest print-on-demand publishing technology and strategies, we provide expert publishing services with direct and personal access to quality publication in hardcover, trade paperback, custom leather-bound and full-color formats. To date, Xlibris has helped to publish more than 60,000 titles. For more information, visit xlibris.com or call 1-888-795-4274 to receive a free publishing guide. Follow us @XlibrisPub on Twitter for the latest news.

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