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Paperback: 168 pages
Publisher: Pen & Rose Press
First edition
(December 1, 2006)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 094093843X
ISBN-13: 978-0940938434

Middle Grade to Young Adult

"There is intelligent life on this planet—and some of it is four-footed!" —Denise Lewis Patrick

Pen & Rose Press is the publishing arm of Pen & Rose children's book writers group. A first collection of nine stories, Tales with Tails, was published in fall of 2006. To order from this site:


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Tales with Tails

MARY WOLOS-FONTENO The Legend of Nookapingwa
DEBBIE DIENEMAN Foxes of Fire and Ice • NANCY RAKOCZY Snake’s Loose!
LINDAMICHELLEBARON The Lion and The Man: A Fable
CHEY BACKUSWALCOTT Okay Johnson • M. KASKEL Percival Zeart
MYRA NDANU CONSUELA Squirrel Paradise • VICTORIA JOHNSON Saving Kenya Kesi
CHERYL HANNA Brother to the Wolf

This collection of nine animal stories for young people is a kaleidoscope of wonder and imagination that ranges from the African savannah to the Himalayan Mountains to the streets of Harlem U.S.A.

In this, their first collection of stories, the nine writers of Pen & Rose explore the parallel world of animals, “the world next door” that haunts, delights, engages and inspires us, inhabiting our minds, hearts and spirits.

Fiction—Middle Grade to Young Adult • 168 pages
$15.95 • ISBN-10 0-940938-43-X • ISBN-13: 978-0940938434

Pen & Rose • Brooklyn • An Imprint of Harlin Jacque Publications

Contact Pen & Rose

Cheryl HannaPen & Rose Press172 5th Avenue,#189, Brooklyn, NY 11217718-783-0131


Download the Tails with Tails press release.

"Artist Takes Up Pen" —Jared McCallister, The NEW YORK DAILY NEWS

Advance Praise for Tales with Tails

There is intelligent life on this planet—and some of it is four-footed! This collection of stories is surprising, sometimes funny, and always thought provoking. It will force readers of every age to realize that our human-animal bond is soul-to-soul.
Denise Lewis Patrick
Author of Ma Dear’s Old Green House.
The Adventures of Midnight Son, and Red Dancing Shoes

A lovely collection.Pat Cummings
Author and illustrator of Ananse and the Lizard

“Here is an elegant collection of stories and poems whose broad scope and amazing variety should keep young readers returning to this volume for inspiration and entertainment again and again.”
—Bernette Ford, Publisher, Color-Bridge Books

“I have a great fondness for folk tales, fables, fairy tales and stories that teach us something about life. Tales with Tails is an excellent collection of tales that teach the reader there are many ways to see the world. It is possible to be someone in the world who shows kindness and caring for others. There is also a humorous touch in seeing human frailties exemplified in the natural world. Let's try to see the world from another's perspective, and make it a better place!"
—Sandra Kennedy Bright, Library Media Consultant,
Director (Emeritus), Office of School Library Services
New York City Department of Education

“How often do nine authors come together to tell animal tales? Each one a different style; each one a different theme; each one a brand new outlook. Spend an evening reading Tales with Tails and losing yourself in the world of our animal friends. You’ll never walk through the zoo in the same way again.”
—Susan Farneth, Middle School Librarian
Hughesville, Maryland

“These nine tales explore the complexity of relationships between man and animal, and between animal and animal, in habitats and vernaculars both strange and familiar. From the disturbing encounter of man and polar bear to the quiet strength man draws from wolf to bolster his own humanity, the tales invite reflection and discussion on what sets us apart from one another and what binds us together.”
—Claudia H. DeShay, MLS, PhD
Education Librarian, UT Southwestern Medical Center Library
Dallas, Texas

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