Phil Ellsworth, DVM’s newly released “Jocko the Raven” is a wonderful creation about a raven taking flights and facing plights

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“Jocko the Raven” from Christian Faith Publishing author Phil Ellsworth, DVM shares an amusing narrative about a raven and his adventures and misadventures as he finds new friends and soars high up in the sky.

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“Jocko the Raven”: a delightful narrative that follows Jocko as he was saved, went into recovery, freed, and came back from time to time just to visit. “Jocko the Raven” is the creation of published author Phil Ellsworth, DVM, a retired veterinarian who lives with his wife of sixty-two years in a mountain community in Central Arizona. He was in mixed-animal practice in Arizona for thirty years. In his years of practice, he treated numerous injured ravens, horned owls, and a few hawks. He also became a coauthor of the book A History of Veterinary Medicine in Arizona.

Ellsworth writes, “Jocko was a real raven. He was brought to my animal hospital with a broken wing; and in the time that it took for the healing process and his recovery, we all became very fond of Jocko. After his release several miles away, he showed up on the corral fence and was not afraid of us. Also for a number of years after his release, he would show up with a slice of dry bread or a dry biscuit and soak it in the horse’s trough to soften it up.

“I had long thought that children might be interested in Jocko’s story and decided that the best way to do that was to give him a voice and allow him to experience some of life’s important lessons: Friendships are important. If you are in trouble, help is often available. It is fun to help people. Not everyone is going to like you, and that is okay. If something looks too good to be true, use caution. And, yes, cats can learn to open cage latches.”

Published by Christian Faith Publishing, Phil Ellsworth, DVM’s new book gives a heartfelt reminder that there may be ones who will dislike others but at the same time, there are those who will always give others a helping hand—and that’s the beauty of life.

View a synopsis of “Jocko the Raven” on YouTube.

Consumers can purchase “Jocko the Raven” at traditional brick & mortar bookstores, or online at, Apple iTunes store, or Barnes and Noble.

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

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