Galon helps Adopted and Foster Children

When you write a book you are never sure where the book is going or what impact it could have on others. Galon the Northern Pintail Duck is about a duck who was raised by the local animals around a pond. His parents were chased off by a dog, so he has no idea who they are or if he resembled them in any way.  Was he the same color?  Did he have the same markings? Many days he would look towards the sky to see if they would return to the pond. The story came to me while I was at the family pond one day and I watched a pair of ducks swimming around the water, while a turtle was floating not far away. There was a native member of the woods, a red tail hawk, flying over the pond watching everything going on. She would fly over me while I was mowing on a regular basis and then move out into the field area looking for lunch. This particular day I happened to have a notebook with me in the truck and I pulled it out, to mapping out the story.  After that, the story just seemed to flow in the direction it was meant to go.

The story came to me while I was at the family pond one day and I watched a pair of ducks swimming around the water, while a turtle was floating not far away. There was a family member of the woods, a red tail hawk, flying over the pond watching everything going on. She would fly over me while I was mowing on a regular basis and then move out into the field area looking for lunch. This particular day I happened to have a notebook with me in the truck and I pulled it out, mapping out the story.  After that, the story just seemed to flow in the direction it was meant to go.

Galon has traveled all over the world with his story. Kids of all ages have read the book and until recently I didn’t realize the length of which Galon’s wings reached out. I found out there was a need for him in the adoption and foster children’s worlds. He was something the children could relate to as they wondered about their parents or where they belonged in the new family structure they had been placed in. Today, I received an email from an organization who have children seeking out their natural parents and they wanted to use Galon the Northern Pintail Duck for their clients.

A little duck who started out at a pond nestled in a woods, outside a little town in Ohio has become part of a wonderful experience for many people. We knew Galon would be part of a bigger picture though and we created Galon’s Children to help raise money for children all over. The money will be used to help feed those in need, furnish teddy bears or books, and anything else we hear that’s missing in a child’s life. Today, Galon’s Children sent an autographed book to an organization in California that helps abused children.  Hopefully, Galon will bring some joy to children as they read his story.

If you want to find out more about Galon the Northern Pintail Duck, or purchase one of his books go to http://www.egbertbooksandpublications.com.

 

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