Wednesday, December 8, 2010

The Three Wise Animals


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Walter E. Harris, III
Allbook Books
PO Box 562
Selden, N.Y. 11784
Phone: 631-716-1385
          Just published is “The Three Wise Animals,” a Christmas- Epiphany read-aloud story in verse about Enrico the Screech Owl (“who does not screech, but trills softly),” Blue Scream the Blue Jay and Ferris the Red Fox who also follow The Star like the Three Wise Men in the Bible story.
          Author is Maxwell Corydon Wheat, Jr., of Freeport, first Poet Laureate of Nassau County. Illustrator is Alice Melzer of Hicksville, instructor for the Professional Studies Program of Fashion Institute of Technology in New York City and Continuing Education Program for Hofstra Univesrsity. With her sketches she follows the caricatured animals “mountain after mountain/ valley after valley/ icy brook after icy brook.” Always “The Star higher in the sky” and  "farther away”  until Bethlehem.
          The story is published as a chapbook, a small book of poetry. Epiphany, the last day of Christmas, is when the Three Wise Men” arrive in Bethlehem to welcome the newborn Child.
The chapbook is printed on recycled paper, processed without chlorine.
          The book is available, $10 plus $2 shipping from the publisher 
Allbook Books, PO Box 562, Selden, NY, 11784.

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