Bob Robbins’s newly released “Mule School” is a poem with a lesson about life for adults, young children and teenagers

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“Mule School” from Christian Faith Publishing author Bob Robbins is a heartwarming and insightful poem about a boy teaching his mule to “Gee-Haw” in order to plow a straight row. However, as the verses evolve, they show how there is a parallel between that type of straight row and the straight path that we all must follow in our daily lives to realize our own goal of enjoying life to the fullest.

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“Mule School”: an enriching narrative about a boy and his mule who learn the lessons of teamwork while carrying out their assigned plowing duties. “Mule School” is the creation of published author Bob Robbins, a retired physics, chemistry, and mathematics educator and a veteran of the US Navy.

Robbins shares, “The poem is about a boy named Toby and his mule Elmer. However, within the verses there is a deeper meaning. The poem shows how the boy and his mule must learn certain rules in order to plow the desired ‘Nice Straight Row.’ That’s not too different than what happens to us in our daily lives. We too, as individuals, must learn the rules that keep us on a straight path toward achieving our own goal of having a happy and fulfilling life.

“When the author wrote the poem, he was thinking of young people, especially Teenagers, who at a very early age are often faced with choices. In our modern society there are many temptations, and a bad choice can be life-changing.

“When a young person reads this poem, he or she should think about the direction their own life is taking. Or if a Parent or Grandparent is reading this poem to a child, they should point out to them the merits of making the right choices and the consequences of making the wrong choices.

“Tell your child to always remember the message of ‘Mule School.’ That message is simple. As you go through life keep asking yourself this all-important question: ‘Am I plowing a “straight” row, or am I wandering?’”

Published by Christian Faith Publishing, Bob Robbins’s new book is written for both youths and adults, as it contains exemplary notions on goodness, understanding, and empathy.

Readers will be enthralled with entertaining moments that treasure noteworthy values that will inspire camaraderie and wisdom.

View the synopsis of “Mule School” on YouTube.

Consumers can purchase “Mule School” at traditional brick-and-mortar bookstores or online at, Apple iTunes store, or Barnes and Noble.

For additional information or inquiries about “Mule School,” contact the Christian Faith Publishing media department at 866-554-0919.

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