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Bradford & the Journey to the Desert of Lop
Dawn Van Zant
(Reviewer - Rebecca Brown)
http://www.rebeccasreads.com/reviews/03chi/03vand56.html
2005 Wild Heart Ranch Inc.
ISBN: 0976176823

Cancer patient Brad & the Sandman take a magical trek to discover the secrets of the heart.

Dedicated to nine year old Bradford Lawless, a true warrior at heart & his battle with cancer (Ewing's Sarcoma) this tale combines elements of his real life woven into a magical journey of hope.

“When the Sandman comes to visit you tonight, you need to listen closely as you close your eyes & drift off to sleep. It is a tale of magic that lives in the desert, of buried ancient treasures, vanishing wild camels, forgotten people & the courage of a small unlikely warrior destined to be their guardian.”

Come meet a boy as he does battle with cancer & dreams of what his purpose in life is.

Come away with him, when the Sandman visits, to the ‘ends of the Earth’ where once sea covered the land & dinosaurs lived, where eagles fly & herds of camels & asses (donkeys) roam the vast orange dunes, & people are far & few between.

Come listen to the stories the grains of sand have to tell, of history & kings, treasures & mysteries, as Bradford searches for his purpose.

Bradford and the Journey to the Desert of Lop is a lyrical, lively bedtime tale, filled with vivid images & magical insights.

The bold & bright illustrations are by Alexander Levitas, who lives on a kibbutz in Israel & knows something of deserts.

In researching for this book Dawn Van Zant learnt about the last of the true wild Bactrian camels - Camelus bactianus ferus - from John Hare, founder of the Wild Camel Protection Foundation (www.wildcamels.com) with Jane Goodall as its patron. Their sole aim is to protect these endangered animals & their fragile habitat in the Gobi & Gashun Gobi deserts of Northwest China & Southwest Mongolia in the hopes that their immune system may hold answers to research in arresting diabetes & cancer.

Do contact WildHeartRanch.com for a plush & cuddly Bactrian camel Judy to hug while reading this tale of magic & hope. Wild Heart Ranch is a publishing, entertainment & toy company which creates non-violent toys & products based on original ideas, stories & characters that offer light & magic to children's lives.

More from Dawn Van Zant:
No More Night Mares: A Dream of Freedom
I Sea Horses: From Sky to Sea
(02/26/06)

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