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Vita Murrow is a local teacher, producer, film maker, and a puppeteer who is sharing her delightful new picture book series, TRUE STORIES OF ANIMAL HEROES, in this virtual storytime event. Tune in as Vita reads and discusses FLUFFLES: THE BRAVE KOALA WHO HELD STRONG THROUGH A BUSH FIRE and ONYX: THE WOLF WHO FOUND A NEW WAY TO BE A LEADER. Vita's heartwarming new series, based on real-life animal tales, will make readers fall in love with animal friends who have lived truly wild lives. Save your spot in the free event below. 

Vita is personalizing copies of her new books ordered from An Unlikely Story on or before May 26th. If you would like a personalized copy, be sure to include the name of whom you'd like your book inscribed to in the order comments when checking out on our website.  

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In this new series, based on real-life animal tales, discover that not all heroes wear capes – some have four legs, a wet nose, and a brave heart. Big or small, fall in love with animal friends who have lived truly wild lives.

Read about Fluffles, the koala, who held strong through the bushfires in South Australia with bravery. While she healed she found other koalas to snuggle up with. Their cuddles for one another helped make the whole outback feel better. Hugs were an act of heroism!

This heartwarming story has a fact section at the back, so you can learn more about koalas and how you can help them. Adorable illustrations from Rachel Qiuqi will make you want to hug the page.

Read about Onyx, the wolf pup, who was the runt of the litter. Although he was bullied by his siblings for being the smallest and scruffiest, Onyx knew that he could lead a pack better than anyone. As he grew up, he learned to resolve conflict, becoming a step-dad to another family of wolves who had lost their alpha. But it all changed when the toughest pup of the family partnered with a rival pack...

This heartwarming story has a fact section at the back, so you can learn more about koalas and how you can help them. Moving illustrations from Anneli Bray will make you want to hug the page.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR:
Vita Murrow is an educator, an artist, a writer, and a mom. Vita has a quirky sense of humor and an eye for the weird. When she was in 8th grade she was rejected from a special writers’ retreat for kids. But that didn’t stop her from pursuing her passion. Since then, Vita has been a teacher, a producer, a film maker, a program director, and even a puppeteer. She currently works as a children’s author reinventing old stories for a new generation and crafting wordless pictures books together with her husband Ethan Murrow. Their book The Whale was nominated for a CILIP Carnegie and Kate Greenaway Medal. She is also the author of two volumes of fairytales retold for a new generation: Power to the Princess and High-Five to the Hero. Vita loves working with other artists and writers and is always looking to share a chocolate chip cookie with someone.

Event date: 
Wednesday, May 26, 2021 - 7:00pm
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True Stories of Animal Heroes: Fluffles: The Brave Koala Who Held Strong Through A Bushfire Cover Image
By Vita Murrow, Rachel Qiuqi (Illustrator)
$15.99
ISBN: 9780711261594
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Frances Lincoln Children's Books - March 2nd, 2021

True Stories of Animal Heroes: Onyx: The Wolf Who Found a New Way to be a Leader Cover Image
By Vita Murrow, Anneli Bray (Illustrator)
$15.99
ISBN: 9780711261457
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Frances Lincoln Children's Books - March 2nd, 2021

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True Stories of Animal Heroes: Sterling: The Lovestruck Moose with a Heart for Cows Cover Image
By Vita Murrow, Laivi Poder (Illustrator)
$15.99
ISBN: 9780711263994
Availability: Coming Soon - Available for Pre-Order Now
Published: Frances Lincoln Ltd - August 3rd, 2021

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True Stories of Animal Heroes: Talala: The Curious Leopard Cub Who Joined a Lion Pride Cover Image
By Vita Murrow, Alexandra Finkeldey (Illustrator)
$15.99
ISBN: 9780711263956
Availability: Coming Soon - Available for Pre-Order Now
Published: Frances Lincoln Ltd - August 3rd, 2021

Signed Copies

Due to the nature of virtual events, signed copies may not always be available. Information about signed copies will be included in the event description.

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