my other life

Darwin Finds Freedom is my picture book about a fearful mouse named Darwin who learns to overcome his fear. Forced to flee, Darwin searches for the Free Mice from Grandfather’s stories. If they exist, will they accept a scaredy-mouse like him? Will the King of all Creatures give him the courage he needs?

The thought of going outside made his nose twitch and his ears quiver and his legs tremble. I could slip into the river and get carried over a waterfall, or a boulder could land on my head.

Delightfully illustrated by HC Ward, and published by Elk Lake Publishing Inc.

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As a retired homeschool mother, I love reading to and writing for children. I created to provide book reviews of children’s literature and young adult fiction to help parents, grandparents, and educators choose suitable books for their children and grandchildren. also has FREE downloadable lesson plans available for homeschooling families and educators!