Book Three in The Three Paws Series
NEW CHILDREN’S BOOK TACKLES TOUGH TOPIC OF LOSING A GRANDPARENT, PET OR OTHER LOVED ONE AND CELEBRATING LIFE WHILE WE HAVE THE CHANCE
Children’s book author Karen Struck loves writing stories that make kids smile, but also learn valuable lessons. In her latest release in the Three Paws series, Three Paws and the Secret Cave [Page Publishing, Spring 2021, 978-1662407499] she isn’t shying away from a tough yet valuable lesson everyone encounters at some point: losing a loved one.
Three Paws and the Secret Cave jumps right back into the lives of Boots, the three-legged Grizzly bear and his wild group of friends as they go on adventures in the Alaskan wilderness. Boots and his friends have had many great times together over the years, but now are faced with an inevitable part of life. Cappy, the elderly mountain goat, is nearing the end of his physical journey on earth. His granddaughter, Scarlet, is very close to him. But when he leaves the goat herd, without an explanation, Scarlet is frantic to uncover the mystery behind his disappearance. Young Scarlet leads her wilderness friends in a celebration of life as she and her friends honor her beloved grandfather. Join Scarlet, Boots, Chinook, Sockeye, Pepe, Cyrus and Blizzard as they trek along the rugged mountaintop in search of Cappy and the secret cave.
Around the launch of Three Paws and the Secret Cave, Struck is available for interviews, Q&A’s, and byline articles and can discuss topics such as:
∙ The importance of celebrating each new day as a gift, and how to communicate that to children
∙ What it means to celebrate one’s life while they are still alive, and what it means to celebrate after someone’s passing
∙ Tips for when children are grieving a pet. What is the “Rainbow Bridge?”
∙ Some ways we can remember our loved ones (animals included) after they have departed
∙ How we can offer support to someone who is grieving
“As a registered nurse, I have had the opportunity to work in a nursing home as well as hospitals in oncology, adult and pediatric intensive care units. I have dealt with transitioning from life to death on multiple occasions and all ages,” Struck says. “ I hope The Secret Cave helps little ones understand that the death experience is a tough but natural part of the human experience. And, by understanding that, it can inspire us to live more fully, each and every day while we can, celebrating our lives and the lives of others along the way.”
KAREN STRUCK discovered the joy of children’s literature as she read to her daughter each night. She was inspired by the Harry Potter book series, and decided to take writing courses through the Institute of Children’s Literature.
Karen is also a registered nurse and works in the aesthetic industry, performing laser treatments combined with injectables for skin rejuvenation. She works with her husband, Steve, a plastic surgeon in Atherton, California. Residing in Los Gatos, California, Karen has a daughter named Rachel and two stepchildren, Danni and Evan Struck.
Three Paws and the Secret Cave is available through Amazon and other major booksellers.