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The Sheltering Cedar
Anne Marshall Runyon
ISBN: 978-1-933454-02-3
$16.99

Tanaki On the Shore
Bill Smith
ISBN 1-933454-00-8
$14.00
The Shepherd Boy
Darick Allan
ISBN 1-933454-01-6
$13.00
Available December 1, 2007

 

 

The exciting new novels Tanaki On the Shore by Bill Smith and The Shepherd Boy by Darick Allan; books that feature a cross-cultural landscape in which the most personal stories have an impact across borders and beliefs.

We are proud to present the wonderful picture book The Sheltering Cedar,  available November 2007.

Cedar Tree Christmas book cover

The Sheltering Cedar

Anne Marshall Runyon

A sturdy tree shelters small animals during a storm on Christmas Eve, allowing peace and joy to reign as the tempest clears. Filled with beautiful illustrations of birds, animals, water, and sky, The Sheltering Cedar is a gift of nature, illuminating and delightful.

ISBN: 978-1-933454-02-3, Hardback, 32 pages, $16.99

Available December 1, 2007

Advance buzz on “The Sheltering Cedar”!

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Tanaki On the Shore

Bill Smith

A Japanese-American scientist studying migration patterns in the Chesapeake Bay discovers a corporate plan to develop and destroy the wetlands. In his struggle to preserve the habitat of countless indigenous species, he confronts the migration of his family to America and the nature of his own identity.

ISBN 1-933454-00-8, softcover, 8.5 X 5.5 inches, 176 pages, $14.00

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The Shepherd Boy

Darick Allan

Quito, Ecuador, 1960’s: A young American boy inspired by Sunday school tales about the dignity of animals climbs with a Irish friend to a plateau at nine thousand feet. In a parable of misplaced idealism, he punishes an Indian shepherd boy for hobbling his sheep, and faces the terrible consequences of what he has done.

ISBN 1-933454-01-6, softcover, 8.5 X 5.5 inches, 144 pages, $13.00

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Upcoming in 2008:

David Pollock’s The Mindful Vegetarian, a Buddhist approach to a calorie-restricted diet.

Marisella Veiga’s Mortar and Pestle, a collection of compelling short stories about the Latin American immigrant experience in the United States.

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Libraries

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Portal Press is very interested in working with libraries and library systems to make our books available to your readers. Our authors are also glad to participate in readings and special library events. Because we are based in Washington D.C. it easiest to arrange for readings in the Mid-Atlantic region.