Longtime Teacher Continues Quest to Inspire Children

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Ryke Leigh Douglas both educates and entertains through new book

Ryke Leigh Douglas

Ryke Leigh Douglas

I spent my teaching career working mostly with children who were challenged in the reading process. I know how important it is to provide books they find both entertaining and interesting at their independent reading levels.

Reading is often touted as a window to the world. It can take children on adventures to faraway lands or inspire them to try new activities. But first developing children’s appreciation for reading is no easy feat. It is a challenge, though, that Ryke Leigh Douglas is set to take on with her new story “The Tale of Tumeleng.”

A former elementary education teacher, Douglas carefully-crafted “The Tale of Tumeleng” to help children discover the joys of reading while nurturing positive attitudes, good character traits and creative thinking.

“I spent my teaching career working mostly with children who were challenged in the reading process. I know how important it is to provide books they find both entertaining and interesting at their independent reading levels. It is my earnest hope that what I write will help children discover the magic of reading and develop a lifelong respect for the value of books,” Douglas said.

Inspired by the request of third-grade students, “The Tale of Tumeleng” depicts the growth of a fictional baby elephant. The book entertains children while simultaneously teaching them about the daily lives of elephants and the struggles threatening their existence.

“Elephants are very beautiful, intelligent animals, and there are many parallels between their lives and ours. I use those similarities to provide parents and teachers with tools to help educate children both in and out of the classroom,” Douglas said.

Whether child or adult, readers will find themselves drawn into the “Tale of Tumeleng.”

For more information, visit http://www.rykeleighdouglas.com.

The Tale of Tumeleng
By Ryke Leigh Douglas
ISBN: 978-1-4990-4952-7
Available in softcover, hardcover and e-book
Available on Amazon, Barnes & Noble and Xlibris

About the author
Ryke Leigh Douglas resides in Pennsylvania where she taught elementary education for nearly 20 years. She is the author of five other children’s books, including “The Tock-A-Tick Clock,” “Molly the Trolley and Bud,” “Sam’s Surprise,” “The Big Wheel,” and “The Princess and the Swan.”
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317.602.7137
jwenclewicz(at)bohlsengroup(dot)com

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