New Book ‘A TALE OF TWO SPARROWS’ is a Humorous and Contemplative Read

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Author Jacques van Herdeen uses his innate love for nature and humor to create a wonderful multifaceted story.

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Throughout history various men and women have contemplated the concepts of life and death; how life on earth truly began and how it will all ultimately end. In “A TALE OF TWO SPARROWS” (published by AuthorHouse) author Jacques van Heerden explores these concepts through a humorous yet profound story of a little sparrow who cannot help but contemplate the mysteries of the world.

“A TALE OF TWO SPARROWS” is an entertaining yet contemplative story that follows the life of a South African sparrow named Billy. This humorous story shows Billy’s quest to find the truth about life and death. Accompanying him on this mission is his venerable old neighbor, an owl named Madame Helena De Troy. The story is filled with memorable characters that many readers can relate to. It also explores some concepts of nature conservation and its importance.

This highly engrossing book is an overall humorous take on different personalities as exemplified in a variety of bird species and explores the philosophical concepts of life and death and the many effects it could have on readers. “A TALE OF TWO SPARROWS” is a truly eye-opening read that would not only appeal to kids but their parents as well.

By Jacques van Heerden
Softcover | 5x8in | 102 pages | ISBN 9781491890806
e-book | 102 pages | ISBN 9781491891117
Available at Amazon and Barnes & Noble

About the Author

Jacques van Heerden was born in Pretoria, South Africa, in 1941, He has spent time in four different provinces and ended up in Limpopo, the northernmost province. Most of his life was spent teaching at tertiary level (Zoology and Ecology). He married Elza Malan and the couple will shortly celebrate their 44th wedding anniversary. They have three sons, of whom two are married (one in London, the other in Los Angeles) and four grandchildren. He believes that life was meant to be enjoyed therefore he likes cartoons (Peanuts, Calvin and Hobbes, and Gary Larson among others) and good humour.

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