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Book details
  • SubGenre:General
  • Age Range (years):13 and up
  • Language:English
  • Series title:The Land of Ashetatom
  • Series Number:1
  • Pages:52
  • eBook ISBN:9781617926730

Frampton and Friends In The Land of Ashetatom


by Kent D. Maxson

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Have you ever seen a frogephant jump? Do you know what color grink is? Would you like to play leapfrogephant? These are just a few of the adventures that are waiting for you in "The Land of Ashetatom" (Ah-she'-ta-tom), the first story in a series of books written for children. Although primarily a story for children, "The Land of Ashetatom" encourages readers of all ages to think positively about themselves.
Please Note: This book will be best enjoyed when viewed vertically on the eReader of your Choice. We also recommend Verdana for a font selection as it keeps the natural flow of the book as intended by the author. The story begins with a cat named Mittens who doesn't like himself because he has white paws and a silly name. He dreams of being a racoon because he thinks that racoons are beautiful, free and happy. One day he hears a small voice in his heart that leads him to a magical trail which takes him to "The Land of Ashetatom." In the Land of Ashetatom, Mittens makes some unusual friends. These friends, Trixie the hummingburtle and Frampton the frogephant, explain to Mittens that when you accept yourself for who you are, and trust in the voice of dreams you hear in your heart, you are free to become whatever you wish to be. That's how Trixie, a slow turtle who wanted to fly like a hummingbird, becamse a hummingburtle and how Frampton, an energetic elephant who wanted to jump, became a frogephant. When Mittens finally learns this valuable lesson, he becomes a caroon.
About the author
Kent Maxson is an award winning songwriter with over 30 years of experience in the music industry. He is a graduate of Texas Tech University with a Bachelor or Arts Degree in Music and a minor in English. His music has been performed through out the world on radio and TV. He counts among his many awards a Recording Industry Association of America Gold Record. He began writing children stories with songs to entertain his 4 daughters. Kent and his wife Rebecca have been married for 24 years and live outside Dallas, Texas. Elaine Atkinson, illustrator and graphic designer, earned a BA in Ad Art & Design and an MFA in technical theatre design at Texas Tech University where she won numerous awards. Although illustrating children's books is now her full time job, she has been an art director at an NBC-TV affiliate, and a graphic designer for Texas Tech University for 26 years. She has done everything from illustrating a phonics book for pre schoolers by Phyllis Schlafly, and Baxter Barret Brown's Cowboy Band by Tim McKenzie to stage sets for ballets, plays and operas. Lubbock, Texas is her home.