New in the "Play Wild" Series!
Where We Run: A Dog Sledding Story
About the "Play Wild" Series
The Play Wild series is a new collection of children's books that are designed to create excitement about playing outdoors and exploring outside. Set in the forests of northeastern Minnesota–with towering trees, watchful woodland animals, and starry skies–each book makes the reader feel at home in the wild. Where I Fly: A Hockey Story, the first book in the series, tells the story of a special bond between a parent and child, which is strengthened by their shared love of the outdoors and the game of hockey. The second book, Where We Run: A Dog Sledding Story, follows a parent and child as they explore the wilderness with their team of sled dogs. The third book in the series, Where We Glide: A Canoeing Adventure (title pending) is the project on which the author is currently working, and is set in Minnesota's Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness. Published in Ely, Minnesota, more titles may be planned in the future for the Play Wild series.
About the Author & Illustrator
K. M. “Kat” Allen grew up with a love for art, writing, and the outdoors on a farm near Stephen, Minnesota. After graduating from Stephen-Argyle Central High School in 2003, Kat received a B.F.A. from Savannah College of Art & Design and also studied fine art in Florence, Italy. A career in marketing and design led Kat to Chicago, and later Milwaukee, before she and her husband moved to rural Grafton, North Dakota to raise their family. Kat continues to work from home as an artist, author, and illustrator. Her hope is that her books will inspire young readers to explore their own backyards and spend more time playing outdoors. Get to know more about Kat on Facebook.com/kmallenbooks, Instagram.com/kmallenbooks and you can also follow #playwildbooks on Instagram.
Related Links & Resources
Where I Fly: A Hockey Story received Honorable Mention in the Children’s Literature category at the 31st Annual Northeastern Minnesota Book Awards (NEMBA), which are presented by the University of Minnesota Duluth's Kathryn A. Martin Library and the Friends of the Duluth Public Library. NEMBA was established in 1988 to recognize books that substantially represent northeastern Minnesota in the areas of history, culture, heritage, or lifestyle.
K. M. Allen's Play Wild Series is published by Curious Cat Books, which is the children's division of Legacy Bound, Inc., an independent press based in Ely, Minnesota. The goal of Curious Cat Books is to offer products that help shape kids into leaders and encourage them to explore, imagine, and create!