A bittersweet look at life with a legacy of love for birds.
Keene, N.D. (PRWEB) June 25, 2014
Author Patsy Levang believes that it is important that one simple woman’s humble life should be remembered. She tells the story of Alma in “The Bird Book.” Alma shows how life can be lived without the comfort of luxury that can be found in material riches. She led a fulfilled life in the midst of nature and the friendship she found in birds.
Alma was born with some physical issues. She had a friend, mentor and confidant in her older sister, Julia. Julia’s caring for Alma for the first 14 years of her life allowed her to develop a relationship with the beautiful birds that surrounded her, giving her a coping mechanism that helped her get through life and leaving behind her a legacy of beauty and peace. Recognizing Alma as a heroine who is able to make life work against difficult odds, Levang begins to search the story behind the bird pictures.
Appealing to readers of all ages, “The Bird Book” is a bittersweet look at life with a legacy of love for birds. It supplies them with an insight and motivation as they attempt to cope with all that life presents, leading them to an understanding of what can be accomplished when pain is turned to perfection and misery is turned to beauty. This book also imparts the importance of talent when put in good use.
Through this expression of meaningful life, Alma lets readers enter her world and give them the chance to feel a sense of connection to those things, animals and people that added quality and meaning to her existence.
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About the Author
Patsy Bredwick Levang was born and raised in western North Dakota. She attended North Dakota State University where she graduated with a degree in psychology and education. She attended graduate school at the University of Kansas. She has been a volunteer in Kappa Kappa Gamma Sorority as well as continuing in her career in education as a teacher, as an administrator, and as a counselor over the course of the past thirty-plus years. She currently resides on a farm near Keene, North Dakota, with her husband, Gary, a third generation farmer. They have three children: Chad, a commercial pilot for a major airline, who lives in Houston, Texas, with his wife, Adri and their four children; Rhaegn Levang, an elementary teacher for the past ten years, and Margo Levang Knorr and her husband Steve and their three children. Levang is a volunteer for the local healthcare system as its chairperson of the board of trustees and is also the volunteer chairperson for the upcoming Centennial Celebration for the city of Watford City in western North Dakota. She plans to continue to write and dabble in artwork in her free time as well as pursue the many outdoor activities she loves.
The Bird Book * by Patsy Levang
Alma's Story Revisited
Publication Date: 4/21/2014
Picture Book; $31.99; 56 pages; 978-1-4931-5698-6
Picture Book Hardcover; $41.99; 56 pages; 978-1-4931-5699-3
e-book; $3.99; 978-1-4931-5700-6
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