Friday, April 15, 2016

The Book of Donkeys by Donna Campbell Smith

“Great advice, anecdotes, and information!”

Donkey Day!
April 16th/ Rain Date April 17th
10 am – 2 pm
813 Moss Road, Zebulon, North Carolina, USA

A Guide to Selecting, Caring, and Training 

Donkeys are gaining in popularity across the country. They are used in trail riding, as pets, to guard livestock from coyotes and wild dogs, and as show animals. Donkeys are also used to breed mules, which are a hybrid produced by crossing a male donkey with a female horse. In The Book of Donkeys, Donna Campbell Smith will cover the origin and history of donkeys world-wide. She will include chapters on breeds and types, care, housing, breeding, training, and the use of donkeys in the same format as her previous three books with Lyons Press. The Book of Donkeys will stand alone as an introduction to the world of donkeys and donkey keeping. 

Donna Campbell Smith is a long time author introducing her first murder mystery, In the Garden with the Pruning Shears. Donna has been a fan of the cozy mystery for many years, and being from the South her mystery novel has a distinctive Southern flavor.

Having a background in horse management Donna is also the author of four non-fiction books about horses: The Book of Donkeys, The Book of Miniature Horses, The Book of Draft Horses, and The Book of Mules. All four are published by The Lyons Press.

In addition to her books for grownups, Donna has authored four children's books and frequently visits schools to conduct writing workshops and talk to students about the subject matter of her books. She has an AAS degree in equine technology from Martin Community College where she also took extended classes in art and composition. She worked in the horse industry as a trainer, instructor and breeder for almost thirty years before retiring to write. Her books Pale as the Moon, An Independent Spirit and Bear Song have not only been popular entertaining reading for young people, but her books are used in many schools as supplemental reading for students learning about our colonial history. Her books include a teacher's guide. Puddin Tain is geared especially to horse crazy kids in first through third grades.

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