Written by:  Jean L. Matus

Illustrated by:  Sand Toler

ISBN 9780935343002    Hard cover  24 Pages
Age 5 to 99  Fiction    
Size: 9 1/4 x 11       List Price   $ 11.95

An awkward, homely pelican named Pip is the unlikely hero in this delightful story.  Overcoming the ridicule of his fellow water-birds, Pip movingly demonstrates the value of kindness and courage. 

This is a book that will leave readers, young and old alike, feeling happy.  Amusingly illustrated in vibrant watercolors., takes young readers to the imaginary town of Weeville and introduces them to the town unique inhabitants. 

The author shows her understanding of young minds and feelings.  Parents, too, will appreciate the heartwarming nature of the message.

About the Author:  Jean L Matus has worked extensively with children all over the world, from South America to West Germany.  Her accomplishments include leadership roles with the Boy Scouts and Girl Scouts of America. She has a vast experience with disabled children, as well as those critically ill.  Her work with charitable organizations has earned her numerous accolades.  A native of Washington, D.C. she now lives in Redington Shores, Florida.

About the Illustrator:  Sand Toler's first artistic expression occurred at age eleven, when one Halloween he painted the cows on a neighboring farm the seasonal colors of orange and black.  He is well known in the Washington, D.C. area for his unique illustrations and satirical cartoons.  He lives is Alexandria, Virginia.