Wild Heart Ranch Inc., a children's toy and publishing company, presents original family books that are created from the heart. Each book tells a story of courage with magical words and beautiful illustrations. Wild Heart’s books are designed to empower readers of all ages to" find the courage to follow their heart." Additionally each book educates the reader on endangered animals, from wild horses to seahorses, to the wild Bactrian camel. The company encourages parents to read and share these books with young readers to improve their reading skills and teach valuable life lessons. From the Desert to the Sea, each book tells of a magical legend that speaks to the inner child in everyone.
Wild Heart Ranch Books:
Bradford and the Journey to the Desert of Lop
Written by Dawn Van Zant
Illustrated by Alexander Levitas
This Inspiring children’s book is based on a young boy Brad Lawless, a 9 year old boy that had battled Ewings Sarcoma for 3 years and had a love for wild camels. He sent his dream on a journey to the wilds of the Gobi desert to find and befriend the real life explorer, John Hare, founder of the Wild Camel Protection Foundation. The complete strangers, connected only by an interest in the unique endangered wild camels, have united to send a message of hope and courage, as strong as the winds of the Gobi. There are approximately 350 wild Bactrian camels in the Mongolian Great Gobi Reserve, south of Bayan Toroi and approximately 650 additional camels further south in Xinjiang province, China, living in three isolated and separated pockets. The wild Bactrian camel is an amazing creature that lives in one of the World’s harshest environments and in some areas in the absence of fresh water, has adapted to drinking salt-water slush, which no other mammal can tolerate. Research has shown that these wild camels although surrounded by nuclear radiation, are immune to cancer genes which makes them a possibility for a cure for cancer in future research, which is why the preservation of these wild camels is so important.
The Wild Camel Protection Foundation, a United Kingdom registered charity, with Jane Goodall as its patron, was established in 1997. It is also registered in the USA as a non-profit organization. The sole aim of the Wild Camel Protection Foundation is to protect the critically endangered wild Bactrian camel (Camelus bactrianus ferus) and its habitat in the fragile and unique desert ecosystems in the Gobi and Gashun Gobi deserts in Northwest China and South West Mongolia.
The No More Night Mares, a dream of Freedom
Written by Dawn Van Zant
Illustrated by Kim McElroy
The Book: The ‘No More Night Mares, a Dream of Freedom’ book is a mythical legend about a herd of wild horses that run free from man and escape to freedom in the night sky. The story tells children why they should not fear the dark since the “Night Mares” are watching over all of us. Horse lovers of all different ages will love this story and enjoy the beautiful artwork done by Kim McElroy, a well known artist in the Horse industry out of Seattle, WA. To see more of her artwork visit, spiritofhorse.com
Wild Heart Ranch’s book, ‘No More Night Mares, a Dream of Freedom’, creates awareness about the non-profit organizations and their current battle to save wild horses. As with the previous generation of children that supported Wild Horse Annie to pass the first bill to protect wild horses, youth of today can learn what contribution they can make to prevent wild horses from becoming extinct.
I Sea Horses, From Sky to Sea
Written by: Dawn Van Zant
Illustrated by: Callan Van Zant
From the mother/daughter creators of Wild Heart Ranch comes this tale of how a herd of wild horses followed the light from a Star and entered the aquatic realm to become the first seahorses. Pegasus, the leader of the herd, has had a bad dream - a vision in which his beloved herd will no longer be free to roam the land unfettered by fences and without human riders. Acting on instinct, and in response to his dream, he leads his band of mares towards a new home - a home under the waves! There, the seahorses meet their Lucky Star, Marina, who offers a light to guide them in the dark waters.
The ‘I Sea Horses’ story is designed to inspire young children to follow their dreams, and move beyond their fears into uncharted territory.
About Wild Heart Ranch
Wild Heart Ranch, Inc. is a publishing, entertainment and toy company that creates and licenses non-violent toys and products based on original ideas, stories and characters. The 'Lucky Stars Collection', 'No More Night Mares', 'Armadillo Cowboy Club', 'I Sea Horses', 'Desert of Lop', & 'Favorite Pet Stories' brands, characters, logos, stories, web sites, video games, patents and trademarks, are all properties of Wild Heart Ranch, Inc.
WHR is a member of: ASTRA
American Booksellers Association
Children's Book Council
PMA - Independent Book Publishers Association Toy Industry Association
Wholesaler/Distributor Baker & Taylor
Women in Toys