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  • Paperback Edition
    • 978-1-03-917080-3
    • 6.0 x 9.0 inches
    • Black & White interior
    • 336 pages
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    • 978-1-03-917081-0
    • 6.0 x 9.0 inches
    • Black & White interior
    • 336 pages
  • Keywords
    • Totem animals,
    • Shapeshifting,
    • Team work,
    • Being responsible,
    • Saving Mother Earth,
    • Kindness and respect,
    • campground adventure

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The Summer of the Ennead
A Tale of Awakening
by Roger Allan Clark

“We do not set out to change the world. We start with ourselves and those near us. We start with our small community and its environment.” It is the summer of 1985, and nine cousins are spending their break helping to run their grandparent’s campground. Their arrival sparks a special feeling among their grandparents and their grandmother’s nephew, Ethan. They believe the number nine is powerful—an ennead—and that something magical will happen because of its existence. With the help of their grandparents, the children mature quickly into caring and competent young people as they take on responsibilities at the campground and learn how to care for their environment. The children also learn about their totem animals, and as they do, they meet and create deeper connections with these animal beings. As the group grows stronger, they transform in mind, spirit, and body—and become their spirit animals! This ability makes for an even greater connection to Mother Earth. The children, their grandparents, and Ethan commit to doing whatever they can to protect the earth, even if it means fighting against all odds. Blending elements of ancient philosophy, spirituality, and the natural environment, The Summer of the Ennead: A Tale of Awakening is about what might happen in a world where all life is valued, where caring for Mother Earth outweighs giving in to greed and selfishness, and where working together makes us stronger than working apart. Ultimately, it is a story of love, kindness, and hope.

"Clark’s sweet, accessible story effectively highlights Indigenous customs...Just as clear is the story’s overarching message that humans need to take better care of the planet and work in harmony with nature." -—Kirkus Reviews

Raised on a dairy farm that had resident bald eagles, Roger Allan Clark obtained four university degrees: a bachelor’s and master’s in history and a master’s and doctoral degree in education. He has thirty five years of teaching middle school, high school, and university students, including five years of teaching in China. Roger served on the KW Powwow Committee for three years. He enjoys reading fictional, spiritual, and scientific works related to evolution and human development, as well as interpretations of history. He has written several other books, including Finding Myself in Northern China (2008), A Glimpse at the Soul (2008), The Clarks of Cedar Creek (2009), and Big Wheel (2010). He lives in Mississauga, Ontario, with his wife, Anny, and two senior cats, Cynthia and Joey. To learn more about The Summer of the Ennead, the author, or his other works visit the following website:


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