The Amazing Adventures of Beebee the Bison is a children's book that tells the story of the coming of the first herd of Bison to Catalina Island. They were moved from their home in South Dakota to the island to appear in a silent film. When production was done they were left to fend for themselves. The story is narrated by Beebee and her bison companion Daisy. It is a tender story about enduring friendship and adapting to whatever challenges life brings.
The Authors - Debbie & Howie Rosen
Debbie Rosen flew to Catalina Island on a seaplane when she was 5 years old and has enjoyed visiting the island ever since. Debbie's co-author and husband, Howie Rosen had never been to Catalina Island until he sailed there with Debbie in 2004. Upon taking a tour of the island, Howie was fascinated to learn how and why the bison came to be there. Together, Debbie and Howie were inspired to write this story. This is Debbie's second book. She co-authored an award winning nature activity book for children titled, Trails, Tails & Tidepools In Pails.
Illustrator - Helen Jackson
Helen Jackson is an illustrator and prop-graphics artist for the television & film industry. Helen was an Art Director at CBS Records in Australia, designing record covers, press ads, point of sale and merchandising for iconic Aussie Rock Bands The Angels, Men at Work and Midnight Oil. In 2008 Helen was graphic designer for the feature film Wolverine X-Men Origins at Fox Studios, Sydney, Australia. She is currently writing & illustrating a second children’s book. The Amazing Adventures of Beebee the Bison is her first illustrated children’s book. A mother of four, she enjoys sharing her drawing and painting skills and encouraging children to develop an interest in the creative arts.
Illustrator - Stephen Lawrence
Stephen Lawrence picked up his first paint brush at age 2 and never looked back. He enjoys working in all mediums and will even occasionally draw with crayons! Stephen prefers solitude and anonymity. He loves spending time outdoors in nature. His work reflects his astute attention to detail and keen observation skills. This is the first time he has worked on illustrating a children's book. He thoroughly enjoyed collaborating with his co-illustrator, Helen Jackson. Together, they created the vibrant, captivating watercolor illustrations for The Amazing Adventures of Beebee the Bison.
The Amazing Adventures of Bee Bee the Bison
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