Craig Pierce

From Illinois Authors
Jump to: navigation, search

General Information

Name: Craig Pierce

Pen Name: None

Genres: Fiction

Born:


Website: http://www.americandogtales.com

Email: cpierce@ideate-prairie.com

Illinois Connection

Pierce attended school in Mt. Carroll, IL and currently lives in Genoa, IL.

Biographical and Professional Information

Pierce has written four books in the American Dog series -- tales of working and rescued dogs for children 5-10 years old. Along with his gentle rescued racer (Honey), Craig travels to schools, libraries, bookstores and other gatherings to conduct programs for young learners and families.

Published Works

A Greyhound's Tale: Running for Glory, Walking for Home , Ideate Prairie, LLC, 2006

A Labrador's Tale: An Eye for Heroism , Ideate Prairie, LLC, 2006

A Labrador's Tale 2: The Incredible Thank You Gift , Ideate Prairie, LLC , 2006

Sit. Stay. Work. Play.: All Dogs Have Their Day , Ideate Prairie, LLC , 2008


Titles for Purchase and at Your Library

A Greyhound's Tale: Running for Glory, Walking for Home

ISBN: 0976256428
Release Date: 2006-09-15

Find on World Cat


A Labrador's Tale: An Eye for Heroism

ISBN: 0976256436
Release Date: 2006-09-15

Find on World Cat


Sit. Stay. Work. Play.: All Dogs Have Their Day

ISBN: 0976256452
Release Date: 2008-04-15

Find on World Cat


Literary Awards

A Greyhound's Tale and A Labrador's Tale were selected as "Top 10 Pet Books for Kids" in a nationally syndicated Tribune Media Services column.

A Labrador's Tale 2 was named a 2007 Best Children's Book Finalist by the Dog Writers Association of America.

Speaking Engagements and Upcoming Appearances

Speaking Engagement Availability: (Yes)

The family program is Shake Paws with a Writer and the World’s Fastest Dog. The audience will:

  • Discover incredible insights about greyhounds -- what separates them as the world’s fastest, oldest and perhaps laziest breed;
  • Learn how the writer and illustrator collaborate to create the American Dog books;
  • Meet a friendly, gentle retired racing dog;
  • Hear an engaging reading of “A Greyhound’s Tale: Running for Glory, Walking for Home” and;
  • Join an interactive Q&A session.

On the surface, the program is about dogs and children's books. But it's underpinned with subtle messages about character, respect, responsibility, perseverance and the value of genuine role models.

External Links

Craig Pierce on WorldCat

Craig Pierce on Amazon

Editing

This page can only be edited by Illinois Center for the Book staff, this author or this author's representatives. Please contact us for access.