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Among The Great Herds

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About

For the crowd of all types, from the beautiful wings to the spots and the stripes, from the kings and queens of the savanna down to the sugar ants found in your house, and occasionally even some magic and dragons. Everything here is meant to inspire a love of nature, our animal friends, and life! The adventures are endless, and you are officially invited. Just come ready to run and beware, while most here are pretty friendly it's still best that you're home before dark!

Hello and welcome, my name is Duncan Jones, and for anyone wondering where the stories and illustrations come from please meet the wild man. He was the kid who didn't go home when the sun went down, who now runs forever in the long grass and owns the night. Knows the tales in the wind and moves with the great herds. Silent as the tiger and faster than the gazelle, no one has ever seen him twice. So follow him carefully and thoughtfully, stay close on his heels and you will find yourself among great and dangerous company ... There will be silhouettes, shadows in the night, the invisible who leave no tracks, those who can fly, who can disappear before your eyes on even the clearest day. There will be the deceitful and deceptive, those who dress beautifully and carry poisoned touches and venomous smiles, there will be blind ones who see perfectly, speedsters who hear secrets in the wind and can run even faster, and strange languages made of signals, hints, and warnings, each far more exotic than any spoken by man. And of course there will be the freakishly big, the freakishly strong, the golden royals, and those haunting tricksters who wake up only to laugh at the setting sun. I hope you will join me and be entertained in the process! It's a Wild World ... Keep It Wild!

"Duncan Jones is the creator of a delightfully wild collection of poems, short stories, and illustrations. Drawing inspiration from the animal kingdom and all things untamed, his work combines innocent and clever rhyming with just a hint of dangerous charm that's sure to keep all ages entertained. He's absolutely obsessed with wildlife, bicycles, coffee, and running fast. Duncan lives in Austin, TX, and when not writing or daydreaming about wildlife he can likely be found somewhere outside, on the hunt for great coffee, or dancing at one of the local hot spots. He also likes to keep his shoes tied (for the eyes in the grass are always watching!)"

Great ideas do not wait for you to be sitting at a desk with a pen in your hand. Sometimes they go sprinting across a field, having passed right in front of you. And if you don't pull the car over and go chase them, well ... that would just be a shame.