I wish to take this opportunity to say thank you to all who attended. It was a great time with lots of healing hugs. Thank you.
Excellent job on UP on a Midnight Sun: A Poodle’s Adoption Story by Ginger Mance. Ginger Mance did a wonderful job portraying figurative language in this novella. For example, the title, UP on a Midnight Sun is figurative language in that it goes beyond its literal meaning. Alalade’s journey really touched my heart when I learned all of what the miniature poodle went through as a young puppy. For example, Alalade tells the story of how he was given up. The strongest aspect of UP on a Midnight Sun is the bond between Alalade and Ginger. Ginger hired dog trainers, whisperers and other canine healers in order to help Alalade overcome his painful past. Overall, this was a very strong book that I would recommend to middle schoolers and above.
A percentage of the net proceeds from the sales of the book (at this event) will be donated to SAFE HUMANE CHICAGO, an animal advocacy organization.
Alalade’s tale shows the possibilities that anyone can self-actualize and overcome obstacles through self-growth and dreams that envision one’s self-defined identity and worth. Up on a Midnight Sun: A Poodle’s Adoption Story by, Ginger Mance, is that ladder offered to all who long to climb from degradation to meaningful existence. This work is the jewel all should own.
---Blues Poet, Sterling Plumpp