Children’s Storybook About a Loyal Dog’s Adventures to Join Book Fair

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Author Linda Randall Porter brings new book ‘Ryan the Redbone’ to Regional Book Exhibit.

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According to author Linda Randall Porter, puppies have an active imagination, like children; their games help them learn; they deserve a reward, and have cute little antics, very much like the young ones. Inspired by her fascination of dogs and her excitement of having a grandson, Porter authors and illustrates a story of a valiant dog in her book “Ryan the Redbone”.

Ryan the Redbone is a lanky little puppy who dreams he’s all grown up. Being eager to become a dog, he sees himself doing heroic acts to protect his family and yard. As the story progresses, readers will join Ryan as he chases a thief, a lion and a bad man - turning out to be a squirrel, some cats and an old shoe – in order to secure his yard and stand guard.

Aiming to encourage imagination and learning, Porter writes her story in rhyme, the words telling what Ryan is thinking. However, via the colorful illustrations by the author, readers will see what is really happening. Being a constant learner and highly imaginative, Porter tells a humorous story that will entertain and enlighten readers, both children and adult, and make them appreciate how a puppy feels and plays.

“Ryan the Redbone” is a closer look at a puppy’s antics, his fulfillment and his dreams; maybe these are some of your dog’s as well. This book aims to be an avenue to happier and more memorable bonding moments of parents and their children.

“Ryan the Redbone” will be featured at the 2014 Texas Library Association Book Exhibit in San Antonio, TX, on April 8 - 11, 2014.

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About the Author
Linda Randall Porter, author and illustrator, lives on a ranch in the small town of Adamsville near Lampasas, Texas. She and her husband Ron have three grown children, Katy Porter Hartley, Lori Beth Porter and Samuel Porter and a grandson, Grant Hartley. Linda enjoys the country life and their menagerie of animals. She is a graduate of Lampasas High School and the University of Texas Health Science Center in San Antonio. Linda works part time as an occupational therapist at Lampasas Nursing and Rehab Center and is an active member of Adamsville Baptist Church. She is pleased to finally realize her childhood desire to be an author.

Ryan the Redbone * by Linda R. Porter
Dreams He's All Grown Up
Publication Date: September 23, 2013
Picture Book; $15.99; 24 pages; 978-1-4836-8881-7
Ebook; $3.99; 978-1-4836-8880-0

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