Chandler Brett

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If you live with a cat who insists on climbing on top of your book while you are reading or a dog who is begging for a scratch while you are trying to squeeze in one more chapter, then you already share something with Chandler.

In 2013, after reading and studying so many stories, Chandler decided that it was time for him to give something back, to write adventures for our day. If after reading his books, you feel closer to the animals around you, find a momentary relief from your troubles, or gain a new insight to enrich your life, then the work to get these stories to you will have been worth it. And if you find the stories just plain fun, that's fine too.

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Chandler Brett I do remember stories I wrote in elementary and middle school, and as many who grew up in that time will confess, Tolkien's books and the game Dungeon…moreI do remember stories I wrote in elementary and middle school, and as many who grew up in that time will confess, Tolkien's books and the game Dungeon and Dragons were major influences. But the story I remember most vividly centered on a snow leopard hunting an ibex in the Himalayan Mountains. I was in eleventh grade, and most of my classmates were writing teen coming-of-age stories, but mine stood out to my teacher, who wrote the word "exotic" across the top of my paper. I treasure that memory and hope one day soon to get back around to a new snow leopard story.(less)
Chandler Brett Stefania, I'm sorry to hear about your loss. That grief is always difficult.

I do appreciate your question and think it is a great one for World…more
Stefania, I'm sorry to hear about your loss. That grief is always difficult.

I do appreciate your question and think it is a great one for World Wildlife Day.

Having read Call of the Wild as a boy, I grew up with a vision of the harshness of wolf pack life, but my own observations (of wolves in captivity) coupled with research (particularly the work of Jim and Jamie Dutcher) revealed another side--how wolves work together in hunting, in raising pups, and in caring for wounded members.

And as Wolf Code came together and I researched both Cherokee culture and wolf pack politics, I heard Cherokee storytellers drawing connections between the potential extinction of the red wolf and the threat of losing Cherokee ways. The symbolism gives you pause. We in the United States live with the legacy of a dark and troubled history.

I hope those who read Wolf Code will come away with both a renewed appreciation for the Cherokee people and a realization that wolves are not just "dangerous animals we cannot control," but they are misunderstood social animals who are devoted toward one another. Wolves are not pets, so we cannot see them through the same lens as the dogs who wait for us at home, but they are animals with whom we can live if we work at it. Respect is key.(less)
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Today is Earth Day. Many of you have heard of this time of reflection, and you probably already have an opinion on whether we should devote a day each year to consider how our current global cultures of development, industry, and technology have affected the fragile, yet resilient, ecosystems that frame our lives. I may not be able to persuade you to pause and reconsider if you hold to the curr...

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“Walt had a way of communicating that was just magical,” composer Richard Sherman told me. “Simple, but magical. He would give you a challenge and say, ‘I know you can do this.’ He made you believe anything was possible. He made you proud to be on his team. And it really was a team effort—Walt would roll up his sleeves and go to work alongside the rest of us. “He saw potential in people who had never really done anything great. My brother Robert and I really had no track record in the music industry, but Walt heard a few of our songs and he gave us an opportunity and inspired us to keep topping ourselves. Without Walt to inspire us, I don’t know where we’d be today. “Walt always wanted you to find something wonderful in yourself, to believe in it and consider it God’s gift to you. God gives you the gift, and the rest is up to you. Walt taught me that what you do with that gift is your gift back to God.”
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“I was stumped one day when a little boy asked, ‘Do you draw Mickey Mouse?’ And I had to admit I do not draw anymore. ‘Then you think up all the jokes and ideas?’ ‘No,’ I said, ‘I don’t do that.’ Finally, he looked at me and said, ‘Mr. Disney, just what do you do?’ ‘Well,’ I said, ‘sometimes I think of myself as a little bee. I go from one area of the studio to another, and I gather pollen. I sort of stimulate everybody. I guess that’s the job I do.’” WALT DISNEY”
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