Karyn Calabrese (photo left), raw foodist and animal lover hosts author Ginger Mance in a book signing and author talk at:
Karyn’s Inner Beauty Center
1717 North Ashland Avenue
Thursday, April 4, 2019 from 5:30 pm to 7:30 pm.
Ginger will discuss her most recent book, UP on a Midnight Sun: A Poodle’s Adoption Story (2019, told in the poodle’s own words.
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 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