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Book details
  • Genre:FICTION
  • SubGenre:Fantasy / Contemporary
  • Language:English
  • Series title:And Candy Smiled
  • Series Number:2
  • Pages:34
  • Paperback ISBN:9781667809106

And Candy Lived

by Carole Sarkan

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In our first book, "And Candy Smiled", Candy joined the Sarkan family in 2001. In 2003, Candy ran in front of a car and got hurt. She lost a leg, but she didn't lose her love for life. She continued to find warm laps, bring smiles to everyone's faces, and give wet kisses filled with love. Enjoy this sequel about eternal life and the love between a dog and her family. We are never alone.
Carole Sarkan is a retired elementary school teacher who also wrote and published the book "And Candy Smiled." "And Candy Smiled" is a heart-warming story about Carole's dog Candy, who was hit by a car, lost her front leg, and fought courageously to live. "And Candy Lived" picks up the story years later after Candy's last full year on earth. This simple, positive story is about how Candy's soul ventures back to this world to help her earth family and friends. Emily Christoff-Flowers's rich and swirling illustrations make Candy's story come alive. "And Candy Lived" celebrates life eternal and the love between a special dog and her family. Carole says, "It was as if Candy's spirit took over and wrote this book from beginning to end. Candy taught us a lot about life and beyond. She taught us to keep believing, no matter what. This brave dog showed us that life goes on and is more than what we know. This book is about just that: our loved ones on the Other Side are always helping us here on earth. They keep living, too." "The book "And Candy Lived" exemplifies the power that animals have on a person's well-being. Ms. Sarkan does a superb job of capturing the essence of the healing powers of the human-animal bond, which transcend time and space extending even into the afterlife. Well done!" -Susan Conda, Hope and Recovery Pet HARP Program, Founder
About the author
Carole Sarkan is a retired school teacher who has always had a passion for writing, music, history, and art. After college she combined these interests and became an elementary teacher. Since the age of six she has always wanted to write children's books. Now she is fulfilling that dream. With the partnership of Emily Christoff-Flowers as her illustrator, they are embarking on a new adventure about Carole's English Springer Spaniel dog, Candy. Carole comes from a family of artists. Her grandparents were song writers, her mother and father were musicians who loved writing eloquent letters, and her brother Jim Grabill is a prolific poet and teacher in Portland, Oregon. Carole is originally from Bowling Green, Ohio and currently lives with her family in Grand Rapids, Ohio. She taught writing, reading and history in Bowling Green, Ohio. You may see her work at andcandysmiled.com.