In this tale of adventure, the animals of the Witcher Ranch are off to compete in the annual ranch race! Follow Orana the Dog and her friends as they help one another, find themselves in some sticky situations, and race to the finish line. An encounter with some unwanted visitors creates a surprise ending for all to enjoy! On your mark … get set … GO!
The Ranch Race was inspired by and created by the author’s love and enjoyment of the outdoors, his friendships, his family, his experiences, and his desire to create and tell stories that are full of adventure, humor, relationships, and friendships.
The Ranch Race is the author’s debut into the world of children’s stories and is the first in a series. Be sure to look for more exciting books featuring the ranch animals as they enjoy life on the ranch and the opportunities it creates to help one another. Enjoy!
About the Author
A Kansas native, Sam Carkhuff Jr., began visiting Colorado at the age of nine at a youth summer camp. It was there that his true love of the outdoors began. After college, Sam moved back to Colorado to work on a ranch where he not only reaffirmed his passion for nature, people, and animals but also discovered a new joy in the creative process of writing. Throughout his academic and professional career the outdoors has been the backbone of his success. Sam enjoys spending time with friends, his family, his wife Megan, and creating stories for all to enjoy.
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About the Illustrator
Katie Crow grew up on the tip-top of a mountain in Colorado, where she learned to love drawing, painting, and storybooks as a little girl. The Ranch Race is the first book she has illustrated, and doing so taught her to appreciate watercolor paint as well as each character in the book! In addition to art, Katie adores animals of all kinds, especially her little dog, Willy.