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Rainbows from Heaven

Check out these titles from our YA imprint, Kinkajou Press.

The Elephants Visit London
The Elephants Tour England
The Elephants in the Land of Enchantment
Belle's Star
Belle's Trial
Belle's Challenge
True Brit - Beatrice, 1940
Forced Journey: The Saga of Werner Berlinger



Rainbows from Heaven

Rainbows from Heaven
By Lynn Ellen Doxon

ISBN: 1-932926-98-4
Format: Hardcover
Publication Date: August 2004
Price: $24.95
Pages: 288 plus 8 pages of color photos

ISBN: 1-932926-99-2
Format: Paperback
Publication Date: August 2004
Price: $14.95
Pages: 288 plus 8 pages of color photos

Families are made in Heaven.

That was never so apparent as it was for Lynn Ellen Doxon and Robert Habiger in the creation of their family through the adoption of Anastasia, Janalyn and Lydia. Lynn and Robert's journey takes them halfway around the world to Ukraine, and lasts for two and a half years. In that time they learn lessons of perseverance, faith, love, hope and surrender to God's will. The laws and economy of Ukraine are unstable, the officials fearful and suspicious and the circumstances wearisome. At times is seems like the whole world is attempting to block the adoption.

Lynn describes how a couple grew in ways they never expected when they set out to adopt just one unwanted child, how three beautiful girls found their family, and how one region of Ukraine was opened up to foreign adoption despite fearsome opposition.

The story also covers the lives of the three girls, Anastasia, Snijana and Irena from their point of view. They begged in the streets to get enough to eat and were cared for by their older brother and sister when their mother was drunk or absent, which was nearly all the time. Then one day a dog attacked Snijana. The authorities came to in-vestigate and the girls were taken to the regional orphanage for children under four. Life in the orphanage was not easy but Anastasia and Snijana were soon favorites of the staff.

Then came the visit from a strange woman and the girls were told she would be their new Mama. They would be getting a Mama! Best of all, they would have a Papa too! Their new Mama and Papa were very nice; but as time went by, their Mama and Papa didn't take them away from the orphanage. Snijana didn't believe they would ever leave, while Anastasia and her youngest sister Irena, never gave up in their belief that their Mama and Papa would come and get them.

Lynn shares the humor, the joy, the fear and the anger she experiences in the process of adopting her daughters. She opens herself up, showing that while she and Robert did not do everything right, continued trust in each other, prayer and belief in their love for the girls would see Lynn's dream of a family come true.

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An Elephant Family Adventure: The Elephants Visit London

The Elephants Visit London
Author: Beverly Eschberger

Illustrator: Jim Gower

ISBN: 978-1-932926-30-9
Format: Paperback
Publication Date: November 1, 2007
Price: $3.99
Pages: 96
Reading Level: 2nd to 4th Grade (Ages 7 to 10 years)

A London Adventure!

Visit London with the Elephant family. Fun is in store as twins Harold and Penelope travel from Africa with their parents. Join the adventure as the family tiptoes through historic buildings, rides the Underground, and enjoys traditional English food. But when Harold and Penelope disappear from the Natural History Museum, the detectives from Scotland Yard are called in to solve the case!

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An Elephant Family Adventure: The Elephants Tour England

The Elephants Tour England
Author: Beverly Eschberger

Illustrator: Jim Gower

ISBN: 978-1-932926-29-3
Format: Paperback
Publication Date: May 1, 2009
Price: $3.99
Pages: 104
Reading Level: 2nd to 4th Grade (Ages 7 to 10 years)

An Adventure in England!

The Elephant Family is taking a short family holiday touring southern England. It starts out as a quiet bus tour. The family visits the city of Bath and Stonehenge. Then Harold and Penelope get on the wrong bus.

Will Harold and Penelope find their way back to their parents? Will Harold be forced to learn French? And can Mr. and Mrs. Elephant find a convertable to rent?

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An Elephant Family Adventure: The Elephants in the Land of Enchantment

The Elephants in the Land of Enchantment
Author: Beverly Eschberger

Illustrator: Jim Gower

ISBN: 978-1-932926-02-6
Format: Paperback
Publication Date: October 1, 2009
Price: $3.99
Pages: 96
Reading Level: 2nd to 4th Grade (Ages 7 to 10 years)

An Adventure in Albuquerque!
The Elephant family is visiting their friend Maria in New Mexico. Fun is in store as the Elephants enjoy the Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta. And a special birthday party called a quinceañera. Harold can't wait to see cowboys and Indians!

Maria has a special surprise waiting for the Elephant family. Can Harold and Penelope guess what it is? Will Penelope see any UFOs? Will Harold find any chiles he does not like?

Get ready for a great New Mexican adventure with the Elephant family!

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Coming Soon! Check out our Teacher's Guide for The Elephants in the Land of Enchantment. Check back to download your free copy.

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Belle's Star

Belle's Star
Author: Constance Gotch

Illustrator: John Cogan

ISBN: 978-1-932926-01-9
Format: Paperback
Publication Date: August 2009
Price: $7.99
Pages: 136

When Big Toby and his father, Bonehead throw Belle out of their truck at a convenience store, 12 year-old Darcy and her Auntie Ellen rescue the frightened puppy. They show Belle kindness and offer her a life with love and security. However Belle thinks no human is worth trusting. Darcy's family and their pets, including a cat, try to show Belle otherwise. Will she realize that though she cannot change her past, she can put it aside and build a future full of happiness? When Bonehead and Big Toby reappear and threaten Darcy, the girl's survival depends on the choice Belle makes.

Written in the first person from a dog's point of view, Belle's Star empowers young people who have escaped abuse and bullying to build new lives. Adventure and colorful characters help these children face painful issues, and find the strength to heal.

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Download the FREE companion Activity Book. This book is perfect for teachers, counselors, or others helping children face the difficulties of bullying.

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Belle's Trail
Author: Connie Gotsch

Illustrator: John Cogan

ISBN: 978-1-932926-12-5
Format: Paperback
Publication Date: November 2010
Price: $8.99
Pages: 152

Belle wishes she didn't understand people language, especially words like sit, stay, and come. Those commands take the fun out of being a pet. Worse, Belle's owner Darcy is so busy with school, soccer, and singing that she hardly has time to play with Belle. In search of fun, Belle digs out of the yard, knocks over waste baskets, and encourages Darcy's other dog Buster into all kinds of mischief. Darcy's furious parents threaten to find a new home for the disobedient dog.

Darcy enrolls Belle in agility training to teach her discipline. Determined to stay with her beloved mistress, Belle takes on the challenging sport, discovering along the way that discipline means far more than an angry word. It means coping with Big Toby, her former tormentor, and keeping an eye out for Bonehead, Toby's cruel father, and mastering the terrifying agility obstacle, the teeter totter.

Can she focus her new found discipline to overcome her fear and succeed?


Belle's Challenge
Author: Connie Gotsch

Illustrator: John Cogan

ISBN: 978-1-932926-22-4
Format: Paperback
Publication Date: March 5, 2013
Price: $12.95
Pages: 194

Moving to New Mexico is quite a shock for Belle and her owner, Darcy Simmons; so very different from their home in Illinois. But Darcy and Belle quickly make new friends in their neighbors Susan and her Airedale Terrier, Jazzy. Life would be great in their new home, if it wasn't for the dog-hating girl across the way, Emily Robinson. If that wasn't bad enough for Belle, there's no agility club in town and Darcy sstarts training her and Buster to become therapy dogs, whatever that is.

Learning to be a therapy dog for Belle is so different than becoming a great agility dog, especially when she doesn't understand the importance. Buster seems to be a natural at it, and that irritates Belle even more. When Emily falsely accuses Belle of biting her, Belle's life takes a turn for the worse. Can Belle overcome the challenges of being a good therapy dog, while handling the meanness she and Darcy face from Emily?


True Brit - Beatrice, 1940
Author: Rosemary Zibart

Illustrator: George Lawrence

ISBN: 978-1-932926-18-7
Format: Paperback
Publication Date: October 2011
Price: $12.95
Pages: 212

In 1940, Beatrice Sims, a spoiled English girl arrives in Santa Fe to escape the war in London. At first the twelve-year-old hates the dusty little town. But soon Beatrice makes friends with goofy Arabella, develops a crush on handsome Esteban and aids Ana, a shy Indian girl. First accused of being faceta - stuck up, Beatrice learns to change tires, ride wild ponies and helps the public health nurse, Clementine Pope, rescue a sick baby on an Indian pueblo.


Forced Journey: The Saga of Werner Berlinger
Author: Rosemary Zibart

Illustrator: George Lawrence

Pages: 188
Publication Date: March 5, 2013

ISBN: 9781932926323
Format: Paperback
Price: $12.95

ISBN: 9781932926330
Format: Hardback
Price: $24.95

Escaping Nazi-controlled Germany, Werner struggles to create a new life in New York City. At least Werner had a goal - get a foothold in America; a place to live, a home. Then Father had promised that he and Werner's little sister would follow. This dimly burning ember of hope lit the boy's path. Along the way Werner meets a charming, mischievous fellow refugee named Anika, uses his fists with neighborhood bullies and makes a friend, Sam, while caring for his new Mutti, Esther. In Werner's struggle to find a safe home in the U.S.A., he travels across the city from Second Avenue to Central Park to Harlem and back again. Forced Journey: the Saga of Werner Berlinger was inspired by true accounts of children who fled Nazi-held Europe and came to America.





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