The Shark Who Wanted a Shiny (Hardcover)

The Shark Who Wanted a Shiny By Jack T. a. Horner, Jennifer Hickok Defratis (As Told by), Heather Paul (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Jack T. a. Horner, Jennifer Hickok Defratis (As Told by), Heather Paul (Illustrator)
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Jack is a boy who loves the sea and everything in it, but when his fishy friends suddenly go missing, will Jack be the hero they need? Can Jack become the Coastie and keep everyone safe?

Based on the real-life adventures of Jack Horner while serving over 22 years in the U.S. Coast Guard, each story in the BMG Safe Jack the Coastie series is intended to introduce youngsters to the world of the sea along with the wonders and dangers that lurk there. Paralleling the storyline, Jack opens the conversation about the wonders and dangers that lurk in the real world and how to avoid unsafe situations.

Applying the skills he learned during his travels, Jack started BMG SAFE and taught his daughter and her friends self-defense before they went away to college in 2014. Now he has teamed up with Jennifer DeFratis to translate these skills for young children.

Product Details
ISBN: 9781939696588
ISBN-10: 1939696585
Publisher: Blue Dragon Publishing, LLC
Publication Date: July 7th, 2020
Pages: 34
Language: English



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New Hope for American Art

                                               New Hope for American Art is the most comprehensive book ever published on artists from, and surrounding, the New Hope Art Colony (also known as the Pennsylvania Impressionists). This book, with its 612 pages and over 1,000 color plates of artwork include biographies of 165 individual Pennsylvania Impressionists and New Hope Modernists as well as artists from the Philadelphia Ten, a pioneering group of women all educated at Philadelphia art schools. 

In this book, you'll find biographies and artwork from such artists as:

  • Daniel Garber
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  • Arthur Meltzer
  • Robert Spencer
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  • Kenneth Nunamaker
  • John Folinsbee
  • Henry Snell
  • William F. Taylor
  • Fern Coppedge
  • M. Elizabeth Price
  • Clarence Johnson
  • S. George Phillips
  • Rae Sloan Bredin
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  • Walter Schofield
  • Morgan Colt
  • Charles Rosen
  • Joseph Meierhans
  • Charles F. Ramsey
  • Louis Stone
  • Charles Evans
  • Josef Zenk

New Hope for American Art was authored, designed and published by James M. Alterman, an expert in the field of Pennsylvania Impressionist and Modernist painting. A longtime collector and owner of two fine art galleries, Alterman wanted to create a user-friendly book intended not only to educate collectors and enthusiasts about this art but to help train one's eye. The book offers valuable tips on how to avoid common mistakes often experienced by new collectors drawn from the author's personal experiences as a collector and fine art dealer.