UCCE advisor writes educational children's book

Oct 29, 2012

Just in time for Christmas, UC Cooperative Extension advisor Rachel Long releases a book that will introduce children to the fascinating world of bats, said an article in the Woodland Record. "Gold Fever," the first in the "Black Rock Desert Trilogy," in already for sale at some outlets, but is scheduled to be officially released Dec. 4.

In the book, 9-year-old Jack is searching for gold with his dad in the Black Rock Range, when he falls into a cave. He befriends a bat named Pinta and a coyote pup named Sonny, who are determined to help him find his way home.

Tate Publishing quotes New York Times science journalist Jim Robbins as saying, "Bats play a little know, but vital role in the world. This book introduces young readers to their world in an engaging and entertaining way."

Long signed copies of the book last Saturday at the Common Grounds Coffee Shop in Woodland.

"Gold Fever" is available on the Tate Publishing website for $11.99.

By Jeannette E. Warnert
Author - Communications Specialist