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Dancing With Tex

The Remarkable Friendship To Save The Whooping Cranes
George and Tex Dancing wide shot

My fascination with this true story started after a video production by Amoco at The International Crane Foundation back in 1995. Amoco wanted to educate their international marketing managers about the good environmental work they were doing. Lynn was asked by director Rick Erwin to interview both Amoco’s key people, along with Dr. George Archibald, co-founder of The International Crane Foundation.

After his interview, George told Lynn an unusual personal story off-camera, and Lynn couldn’t stop thinking about it. “What a great story for children,” she thought, even though she hadn’t written a children’s story before.

George mentioned that over a period of six years he had become friends with a rare Whooping Crane named Tex, who identified herself as a person. Tex had been imprinted by a zookeeper upon hatching, and felt she belonged with people, not birds.

In order to help save the Whooping Cranes from extinction it was important that Tex lay an egg. Every chick mattered! But before laying an egg, all cranes must dance with their partner. George wondered if Tex would accept him. He even moved his bed, desk and a chair into her shed. Would Tex dance with him? Would she be able to lay a fertile egg? What qualities did George have that made the difference in saving the Whooping Cranes?

This beautifully illustrated picture book story offers children from ages 6-9 years old, an inspirational, true story that demonstrates the importance of having faith, belief and perseverance in following your dreams.

The story includes an introduction that pays tribute to the power of friendship. Readers will also enjoy an informative closing, useful scientific vocabulary words, and questions and answers for a deeper understanding of this amazing environmental story.

(To Be Published Within The Next Few Weeks….)
George and Tex Sunset Silhouette



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Each one of us can make a positive difference in the world.  We just need to know how to move our ideas forward.

This “how-to” book for children, ages 8-12, provides a step-by-step guide to taking action in social justice.  It also includes four stories of youth who created their own nonprofits and have since touched the lives of millions of people!