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Winner of the American Fiction Award
for Best Children’s Picture Book 2018!!!

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In Corky Tails, a young woman and the little dog disprove the disbelievers. They overcome fears that others can put upon you just because you look different.

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Corky Tails – Joni Franks
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In Corky Tails Tales of a Tailless Dog Named Sagebrush: Sagebrush Meets the Shuns, Sagebrush and the young ranch woman work together to offer the homeless Shuns a chance to live out their dreams through kindness and love.

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Corky Tails: Tales of a Tailless Dog Named Sagebrus, Sagebrush Meets the Shuns
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In Corky Tails Tales of a Tailless Dog Named Sagebrush: Sagebrush and the Smoke Jumper, Sagebrush, a tailless puppy, journeys into the deepest recesses of the forest. It is there she meets Juniper Berry, a tiny unknown creature called a Shun. Juniper Berry is now a homeless orphan due to the giant tree-cutting machines that the humans have sent to clear the forest of the trees that the Shuns once made their homes in.

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Fat black thunder clouds billowed high in the Rocky Mountain sky, foreshadowing that a stormy weather day was already brewing on the cattle ranch where Sagebrush, the tailless puppy, and her parents, Maverick and Ginger, slept in their warm cozy doggy beds. Follow Sagebrush and the Young Miss in this search and rescue adventure as they endeavor to save a lost hiker and the tiny people known as Shuns from the rising waters of Butterfly Creek. This charming tale teaches the life lesson of having faith in yourself and faith in others and is paired with the message that all lives matter equally. The fourth book in the multiple award-winning collection, Sagebrush and the Butterfly Creek Flood is a delightful tale, not to be forgotten.

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“Encouraging stewardship as well as kindness, this picture book includes a worthy, timeless call to remember that nature and humanity are inextricably bound.” Foreword Review


“A charming addition to the charismatic pup’s ranch adventures.”Kirkus Review


“These illustrations, along with the skill of wordsmith Joni Franks create this engaging children’s story, making this episode of Tales of Tailless Dog Names Sagebrush to once again become an excellent addition to any youngster’s library.” Pacific Book review


“The author writes in order to motivate others to join her in her quest to end deforestation and conserve the Earth’s precious gifts. Franks uses this story, inspired by the actual Hayden Pass Fire of Colorado in 2016, to teach new generations how important it is to respect the environment and use safety measures at all times to prevent natural disasters from happening. She also demonstrates how something good can come from bad circumstances by incorporating her fascinating character Juniper, the Shun. Although Juniper was orphaned due to deforestation, she finds a wonderful new home on the ranch with Young Miss and others of her kind during this devastating event.”The US Review of Books