We publish books for Catholics of all ages. We specialize in children’s fiction, spiritual reading, marriage, and family life. Rafka Press only publishes works that are completely faithful to the traditional teachings of the Catholic Church.
A seagull afraid to fly? What would St. Francis of Assisi say? The misadventures of a timid seagull frightened of nearly everything around him and afraid to fly! Follow Tristan the seagull, Nipper the not-too-bright squirrel, and Furdock the rabbit as they travel on a rescue mission. Will they overcome their fears? With the help of some animal friends and help from God and Saint Francis there's plenty of room for adventure on the journey. And why does a seagull sound like a rooster?
Dimensions: 5.5" x 8.5"
For anyone who has lived in Astoria, Oregon - for anyone who has watched animals read - for anyone who has or hasn't wanted an adventure, Karl Erickson's beautifully illustrated, lovingly written fable about the life and particularity of a seagull named Tristan is a worthwhile journey! --Sean Astin, actor and short-time resident of Astoria, Oregon, in 1984
... It reminds me of the work of A.A. Milne in its delightfully simple humour, of Beatrix Potter in its simply delightful depiction of anthropomorphous beasts, of Kenneth Grahame in its debt to literary tradition, and of J.R.R. Tolkien's Farmer Giles of Ham in its healthy and vivacious sense of adventure, all tied up in a beautiful ribbon of Franciscan sanity and sanctity... --Joseph Pearce, Catholic author
With a Disney-like quality of imagination, adventure, and insight, Karl Erickson weaves his allegory on friendship and faith in this delightful tale. A seagull, squirrel, hamster, rabbit and assorted other wild animals find themselves in unlikely situations that challenge their very nature to become all God made them to be.... May this imaginative tale become for all who read it, children and adult, a source of blessing and deeper faith. --Rev. Timothy Mockaitis, Queen of Peace Catholic Church, Salem, Oregon
Rafka Press LLC
Rafka Press LLC is an Arizona limited liability company, founded in 2006. We publish books for Catholics of all ages. We specialize in children’s fiction, spiritual reading, marriage, and family life. Rafka Press only publishes new or reprinted works that are completely faithful to the traditional teachings of the Catholic Church. The Spencer Family Mystery series is our first set of books.
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