Kirkland author publishes children’s book

  • Wednesday, August 30, 2017 8:00am
  • Life

A retired Kirkland teacher published a children’s book that deals with bullying.

King Rooster and Little Chicken, a new book by Les C. Newvine, has been released by Dorrance Publishing Co., Inc.

King Rooster and Little Chicken uses an animal family to explore themes of perseverance, bullying, unconditional love, and forgiveness.

Little Chicken experiences bullying and neglect from his father, King Rooster, and this children’s book shows readers not to judge others by their appearance as it also teaches that just because you don’t meet someone else’s standards does not mean you can’t be successful if you believe in yourself.

The book touches on the isolation and loneliness that come from exclusion, just as it shows the courage it takes to stand up to people who have done us wrong.

Newvine is a retired teacher who still spends time substitute teaching. Newvine writes in his spare time, initially as a hobby but now writing children’s books as a passion. When he’s not writing, Newvine spends time with his wife, traveling, volunteering, and enjoying family. Newvine plans to visit the National Parks and travel abroad in the coming years.

King Rooster and Little Chicken is a 32-page paperback with a retail price of $16. The ISBN is 978-1-4809-4417-6. It was published by Dorrance Publishing Co., Inc of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. For more information visit their virtual pressroom at www.dorrancepressroom.com or the online bookstore at www.dorrancebookstore.com.

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