About Tugen: the first book of the Maddy Magoo's Animal Rescues Series by Lois Chazen
Written by Lois Chazen
Illustrated by Sandee Johnson
A baby bird named Tugen (too-gen) is lost, alone and wandering the streets of the city until animal lovers find him a safe home at an animal rescue sanctuary. He attempts to adopt Lulu, the hen, as his mother, and the discovery of life's lessons begins. Other animals Tugen meets include Darla and Fiona the sheep; Hugh, a majestic rooster; pot-bellied pigs, Buddy and Rosie; Shrek the donkey; and Pearl, a handicapped miniature horse. It is through these animals that Tugen is able to receive the clarity needed to assist him with life-altering issues, such as: abandonment, instincts, self-identity, patience, uniqueness, assumptions, honor, respect, boundaries, unconditional love, gratitude, and self-transformation.
Inspired in part by The Four Agreements by Don Miguel Ruiz, Maddy Magoo's Animal Rescues:Tugen was created from the animals residing at Goat Mountain Sanctuary near Asheville, North Carolina. Tugen's journey reveals treasures of insightful gifts for kids (of all ages). To teach love, we must be love!
Maddy Magoo's Animal Rescues
Maddy Magoo's Animal Rescues is a series of children's books that will inspire the entire family with true-to-life animal rescue stories: each book features a different species. What better way for kids to learn about life, than through the voice of the animals? A portion of the proceeds from each book will benefit non-profit animal rescue organizations, from which these stories originate.
Our mission is to assist those human beings who selflessly save the lives of the animals. May all animals find their happily-ever-after home!
Artwork from Tugen available!Read about the artist, Sandee Johnson, and view the beautiful illustrations from Tugen.