A Dogs Day – Lone Star Lit

About The Books:

Titles: I am Jax, Protector of the Ranch & I am Ava, Seeker in the Snow
Author: Catherine Stier
Illustrated by: Francesca Rosa
Genre: Animals, Adventure, Farm Life, Ranch Life, Chapter Books
Synopsis:

Spend a day in the life of a livestock guardian dog! Jax the Great Pyrenees has a big job. After the Texas sun goes down, it’s up to him and two other LGDs to protect their ranch from predators. But when the lead dog gets hurt, Jax and a young pup are the only ones left to protect the flock through the night. Told from the dog’s perspective, this story also includes back matter about the breed and role of the working dog.


Spend a day in the life of an avalanche rescue dog! Ava is a chocolate Labrador retriever with a big job. She and her handler have trained for years to be ready to help people at their ski resort if an unexpected avalanche hits. But Ava quickly finds out there’s much more to being an avy dog than daring rescues. Told from the dog’s perspective, this riveting story also includes back matter about the breed and the role of the working dog.


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I Am Jax, Protector of the Ranch

Dogs that protect other animals on a ranch or farm have a big job to do! In this new chapter book title, the Great Pyrenees and livestock-guardian dog Jax takes readers along on his midnight watch on a Texas ranch. Under the full moon, there’s a lot for to Jax to keep track of: there’s a young pup-in-training to watch over, a new baby lamb on its way, and something stalking in the darkness that threatens Jax and the flock he has sworn to protect!

Told from the dog’s point of view, I Am Jax, Protector of the Ranch is a well-researched and action-filled story about a day (and night) in the life of a determined and dedicated working dog.

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Illustration credit: Francesca Rosa, Albert Whitman & Co.


Catherine Stier, a former Midwesterner, now lives deep in the heart of Southwest Texas, on the edge of the beautiful Hill Country. Her children’s books have received honors and awards from the Society of School Librarians International, the International Reading Association, and the Bank Street College of Education. Stier has served as a frequent contributor to Woman’s Day Magazine and as a newspaper columnist. Her work has also appeared in Highlights for Children, My Friend, Child Life, and several newspapers, including the Chicago Sun-Times and the San Antonio Express-News. Stier’s lively and interactive Author’s Visit programs have entertained, educated, and inspired thousands of children. Visit Catherine Stier’s website at www.catherinestier.com for more information, activities, and free curriculum guides.


GIVEAWAY! GIVEAWAY! GIVEAWAY!

ONE WINNER: Hardcover copy of I Am Jax, Protector of the Ranch (Book 1), hardcover copy of I Am Ava, Seeker in the Snow (Book 2), $15 gift card to The Twig Book Shop, stuffed animal – adorable “Ava” Lab dog toy, dog stickers, dog socks. 
September 17-27, 2020
(US ONLY)
CLICK TO VISIT THE LONE STAR LITERARY LIFE TOUR PAGE FOR DIRECT LINKS TO EACH POST ON THIS TOUR, UPDATED DAILY, 
or visit the blogs directly:

9/17/20
BONUS Post
9/17/20
Review Jax
9/18/20
Character Interview
9/19/20
Review Ava + BONUS Jax Review
9/20/20
Jax Scrapbook
9/21/20
Ava Scrapbook
9/22/20
Review Jax
9/23/20
Review Ava
9/24/20
Sneak Peek Jax
9/25/20
Review Jax
9/26/20
Review Ava
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