There are approximately 8, 800 species of birds and man's fascination with them dates back thousands of years. Ancient myths suggest that early man viewed birds as colorful mystical creatures capable of flight and the gift of song. Self-published author Patsy Levang, pens a poignant semi-autobiography about a woman named Alma who is a passionate bird enthusiast. In The Bird Book, Levang showed Alma's thoughts, emotions and feelings for these exquisite feathered creatures.
This book shows readers different kinds of birds and how Alma related each of the bird's characteristics to her own. When she was still alive, she was known to be shy, quiet and always loved to stay in her room. She was an artistic introvert and had a strong fascination with birds. According to her personal notes in this inspiring read, the birds were like her friends and she talked to them often through her writings. Also found in the book are majestic raw illustrations that allow readers' imagination to run wild as they leaf through this beautiful memoir dedicated to Levang's dear friend, Alma.
Through this book, Levang tells how Alma's life should be remembered. She hopes that others will learn from her words because she lived with so little of the world's material allurement. Readers will be taken on a captivating and memorable journey as they visit Alma's world along with her favorite birds and own personal collection of prose in The Bird Book.
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About the Author
Patsy Bredwick Levang was born and raised in western North Dakota. She attended North Dakota State University where she graduated with a degree in psychology. She attended graduate school at the University of Kansas. She has been a volunteer in Kappa Kappa Gamma Sorority as well as continuing in her career in education as a teacher, as an administrator, and as a counselor over the course of the past thirty-plus years.
Levang currently resides on a farm near Keene, North Dakota, with her husband, Gary. They have three children: Chad, a commercial pilot for a major airline, who lives in Houston, Texas, with his wife, Adri, and sons, Kaden and Genin; Rhaegn, an elementary teacher, who lives in Phoenix, Arizona, with her husband, Dason; and Margo, a stay-at-home mom and business entrepreneur, who lives in Minot, North Dakota, with her husband, Steve, and their son and daughter, Collin and Camrynn.
The Bird Book * by Patsy Levang
Publication Date: January 30, 2012
Trade Paperback; $61.99; 108 pages; 978-1-4535-8079-0
Trade Hardback; $71.99; 108 pages; 978-1-4535-8082-0
eBook; $9.99; 978-1-4691-1087-5
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