THE TURTLE DANCES by Daniel S. Janik - Excerpt #3 (Family Rated)
"Chapter 13 - The Turtle Dances
"You know what?" The young man offered, thinking of the two turtles they'd been watching. “We danced so well together, I think we might just win!"
"You know, I think so, too,“ replied his partner. “Thanks to our turtle-friends out there," the two finished together.
The couple returned, hand-in-hand, to the dance floor to join the line of competitors. Waiting for the judges to announce the awards, the young man turned to his now self-assured partner, touched the tip of her hand softly much the way the turtles had, and smiled. "The turtle dances," he said softly.
"Yes," she replied, while unseen in the distance, Isla and Surf happily executed a perfect bounce, twirl and slide. "The turtle dances!"
Continuing the unique tradition of "talking up" rather than down to readers, THE TURTLE DANCES demonstrates the power and beauty of narrative storytelling at its finest. Designed to re-awaken curiosity, discovery in both children and adults, the book is an excellent way to introduce literacy and associated lifelong learning pleasures.
Mulit-award-winning author, naturalist, artist, photographer and movie producer Daniel S. Janik resides in Honolulu, Hawaii with his wife and dance partner, Setsuko Tsuchiya. Together they welcome Hawaiian Green Sea Turtles to Hawaii throughout the year. An Oklahoma painter known for her vivid, almost photographic renditions of nature, illustrator Ruth R. Janik created the 28 naturalistic line drawings in the book specifically for children to color.
THE TURTLE DANCES is the third in the Savant "Color-Me-Please" series and the third in the author's "Pacific Rim Naturalist" group of children's books.
THE TURTLE DANCES by Daniel S. Janik/Illustrated by Ruth R. Janik
80 pp. 8.25" x 6" Softcover book with 28 B&W "Color-Me-Please" Illustrations
Available from the publisher, printer, Savant Bookstore Honolulu, Amazon.com, online bookstores and other fine bookstores everywhere.
Daniel S. Janik
Multi-Award-winning author of
THE TURTLE DANCES (Savant 2013)
A WHALE’S TALE (Savant 2009)
SOURDOUGH SCOTT'S BEDTIME FAIRY TALES FROM ALASKA (Publication
FOOTPRINTS, SMILES AND LITTLE WHITE LIES (Savant 2008)
http://www.amazon.com/dp/1438252358 (softcover book)
http://www.amazon.com/dp/B001G0MOVG (Kindle eBook)
THE ILLUSTRATED MIDDLE EARTH (Savant 2008)
LAST AND FINAL HARVEST (Savant 2008)
UNLOCK THE GENIUS WITHIN (Rowman & Littlefield Education, 2005)
A NEUROBIOLOGICAL THEORY AND METHOD OF LANGUAGE ACQUISITION (Lincom Europa, 2004)
HOW TO CHOOSE THE BEST ENGLISH LANGUAGE SCHOOL IN THE USA (Authorhouse, 2006)
Award-winning poet with works appearing in
VOLUTIONS (Savant 2014)
BELLWETHER MESSAGES (Savant 2013)
FIFTY-EIGHT STONES (Savant 2012)
http://www.amazon.com/dp/0985250658 (softcover book)
http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00I5RVQXK (Kindle eBook)
WAVELENGTHS (Savant 2011)
FIRST BREATH (Savant 2010)
Award-winning producer of
"Clean Water, Common Ground" (National Film Network, 1999)
Author website at http://janik.yolasite.com