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This short poem which doubles as an elegant art book of relief prints is based on an actual event that took place at our family beach on the small island of Guam. Fishing one bright sunny morning, my two dogs Keeta and Thor took off into the jungle disappearing for hours. By day's end they were finally found deep in the forest, tired and thirsty with bloody paws from scampering up and down the jagged limestone cliffs. As I nursed them back to health the following two days, I could only imagine what adventure had befallen them. This could be their story as well as mine.

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About the Author

Ric Castro
rixxy Hagatna, Guam

Ric R. Castro is a native Chamorro raised on the island of Guam. Currently associate professor of art at the University of Guam, he is primarily known for his paintings but also does printmaking and stone carving. Castro studied at the Art Institute of Pittsburgh (associate degree in specialized technology) where he won Best in Show his final year; the University of Pennsylvania (bachelor of fine arts); and the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts (master of fine arts), where he received a Ware Travel Award to experience art in France, Germany, Italy, and Spain. The recipient of other numerous awards, he has exhibited his paintings and prints in the continental United States as well as Japan, Tahiti, and the Philippines.

Publish Date  July 23, 2009

Dimensions  Small Square  20 pgs   Premium Paper, matte finish

Category  Children

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Comments (5) Write a comment

waynekalama

waynekalama says

Your illustrations are beautiful. Nice book.

posted at 11:49pm Jan 08 PST

umissy

umissy says

The grands are going to enjoy this gift. Good Job Ric, keep up the good work.

posted at 08:26am Sep 04 PST

JZBell

JZBell says

Wonderful prints & story. This will make a great gift. I thoroughly enjoyed it!

posted at 03:12pm Sep 02 PST

rixxy

rixxy says

Thanks Lori, I really appreciate the feedback on my first book. Try and give it a test run on the little ones. I know my three boys love it, but then again they're probably a little biased.

posted at 10:44pm Jul 26 PST

loricherokee

loricherokee says

I enjoyed your book a lot. Illustrations are beautiful.

posted at 02:28pm Jul 24 PST

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