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MEET the Author: Cheryl Lawton Malone
Hey everyone! Joining us today is author Cheryl Lawton Malone in a one-on-one conversation with our host Jed Doherty. Cheryl has written a wonderful warm book for children titled Elephants Walk Together that portrays a loving relationship between two elephants and emphasises the importance of friendships over time through ups and downs. It gives the message of hope, love and patience.
In this interview, Cheryl discusses Elephants Walk Together, describes her journey as a writer & What inspired her story. Cheryl has some important pieces of advice & great tips for parents. Listen and hear what Cheryl has to say – you will be amazed!
Here’s more information about Cheryl
When Cheryl Lawton Malone isn’t meeting whales or training dogs, she spends her time thinking about elephants and other animals that need help. Cheryl is a freelance writer, poet, and MFA grad who teaches at Lesley University and GrubStreet in Boston. She and her husband live in Massachusetts. Bistra Masseva is a freelance illustrator based in Brighton, UK. She attended the Bulgarian Academy of Arts where she studied book design, typography, and illustration. She was recently long-listed for the 2017 Folio Illustration Award.
More about Elephants Walk Together
As calves, Asian elephants Precious and Baba roam the wild together, curious and proud. But when they get captured and are split up, their time together seems like a distant memory. Still, separated by many miles and over many years, their friendship remains, and there’s hope they will once again roam wide open spaces together.
In this episode, we discuss
- More about Elephants Walk Together and Cheryl’s journey to publish her book
- Cheryl talks about inspiration behind her book and some well researched facts about captive elephants
- Cheryl shares some incredible elephants facts that will make you want to save them
- Some of the things kids can do and families can discuss after reading Cheryl’s book
- More about Dario and the Whale and other projects Cheryl currently working on
- Jed shares some great words of wisdom from Maya Angelou and much more.
A big thank you to Cheryl for joining us and sharing her story! You’re going to just love hearing her insightful thoughts about reading with your kids & you’re going to love this episode. Be sure to listen!
Where can people find Cheryl on the internet?
Her website: www.cheryllawtonmalone.com
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Thanks for tuning in and have a wonderful day!
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