The Little Ringtail Series

The Adventures of a Little Ringtail
Book I: "Glory to God!"

20 pages, 8.25"x10.75", full-color, staple-bound.

In The Adventures of a Little Ringtail, Book I: "Glory to God!", when a devastating drought comes to the Sonoran desert, Mother Ringtail knows why: the animals are fighting with each other and not praying. The little Ringtail goes to visit an ascetic, the Praying Mantis, to pray with him for rain. On the way he helps the starving animals and insects, praying together with them, “Glory to God!” The animals overcome many difficult obstacles before they reach their destination.


The Adventures of a Little Ringtail
Book II: An Amazing Pilgrimage

24 pages, 8.25"x10.75", full-color, staple-bound.

In The Adventures of a Little Ringtail, Book II: An Amazing Pilgrimage, the little Ringtail and the Praying Mantis have decided to go on a pilgrimage to an Orthodox monastery. First they must traverse the cholla cactus forest. Then, they float down the wash in a canoe. But the canoe crashes and the Praying Mantis nearly drowns! The animals are not worried, because they know that all good deeds are accompanied by temptations.

The Adventures of a Little Ringtail
Book III: Life in the Shed

28 pages, 8.25"x10.75", full-color, staple-bound.

In The Adventures of a Little Ringtail, Book III: Life in the Shed, two kind girls, Emily and Anna, have given the Praying Mantis a home in their shed. Together, the Praying Mantis and the Ringtail do good deeds for the girls’ family and the animals around them. With their love for everyone, they turn their old enemies into friends. The little Ringtail also learns to keep his hope and courage, even through sad circumstances of life.