The Founders' Books

Scruffy Brown Shoes

This lovely novel follows the lives of two Children, a boy from a dairy farm in Wisconsin, and the other a girl from Oakland, California, who lead vastly different lives during the turbulent years of the Great Depression and the subsequent World War II and the Korean Conflict. Their separate journeys throughout their lives shape their characters as they survive drastic changes occurring about them within their immediate families and with the world. Available at;; and


Terwilliger's Tale

Terwilliger is a shelter kitten whose tail is short and stubby, unlike his siblings, who have long, silky tails. After his siblings are adopted, Twilly is left alone. When a shelter worker takes him home, she is so concerned with making his tail grow, she loses sight of the fact that Twilly is a sweet, loving cat. She finally comes to her senses and accepts him as he is. Illustrated by Minnesota Crouch

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​The Silent Lion

Patrick is a huge young lion who lives in an animal sanctuary in Africa. As Patrick grows to adulthood, he finds that he cannot roar. He is reluctant to have an operation to have his roar fixed, but is encouraged by his animal friends to have it. When an emergency threatens the entire pride, Patrick is able to roar, saving the pride and the compound.

This is Book Three in the See I Can Do It! series. Available at, and all on-line outlets.

Michael is a beautiful juvenile American Bald Eagle. He is certain that he doesn't want to leave his cliff-top nest and fly. Despite encouragement from his family and friends, he is too afraid of heights to try. It's not until real danger comes to the eagles that Michael finally flies and learns that being an eagle is a pretty cool thing.

This is Book Two in the See I Can Do It! series. Available at,,  and

The Reluctant Eagle

Outrageous Kitty

Johanna is a fresh, headstrong, 

full-figured, vain and very happy cat,

who gets into all kinds of mischief.

Even though her rambunctious ways

can be trying at times, her family loves

her unconditionally (almost). I

Illustrated by Stewart Maxcy.Available



See, I Can Do It!

Brenna is an almost-grown bluebird who falls from her nest while her mother is out shopping for breakfast. Bruised and frightened, and without a grownup to help her, she shares her fears with her friends in the forest, who teach her how to use her nature-given skills to reach the safety of her home in the trees. Illustrated by Bonnie J Myers Morisset. Available at;; and