About the Book
Tex is a dog on an adventure to find his forever home. Elion is a boy who learns he was adopted while in a high school biology class studying the topic of genetics. When their paths cross they learn the joy of creating a family through the power of adoption.
The author, Elliot Ricci, hopes that this book will help children, parents, teachers and counselors discuss difficult topics like adoption, creating a family and understanding differences.
In this story Tex is a bulldog and terrier mixed breed dog - sometimes a misunderstood and maligned dog. Elion learns, at 17 years old, that he was adopted. He learns, in a high school genetics lesson, that two blue-eyed parents always have a blue eyed child. He doesn't resemble his parents very much - they are fair and light with blue eyes and Elion has a dark complexion and very dark brown eyes. He must confront his parents to verify if his concern is correct and learns, in the process, that his family kept his adoption a secret.
In the end Elion realizes that his birth parents made a difficult and wise decision as they were too young to raise him. He appreciates that great life that his adopted parents provided for him. Elion returns the favor by rescuing Tex, a shelter dog, and providing Tex with a good home.
I was born in Providence, RI in 1977. Adopted as an infant, I learned about my adoption in a high school biology class when I was 17 years old. This is my first book - an autobiographical account based on real life events of my adoption. My passion for animals started when I was just a young child and, over my lifetime, I have adopted and cared for numerous animals. I am a piano player, singer and songwriter. I was a featured performer on AMC Network's SHOWVILLE. When I am not creating books or performing I work as a Registered Dental Hygienist helping people maintain and improve their health. Please visit my webpage at www.elliotricci.com or find me on FaceBook at Elliot Ricci. I live in Rhode Island with my wife, Myra Ellen Edelstein, and our many, many pets!