• Alex Lopez

Three Paws’ New Family

As this Friday comes to a close, I wanted to share about a wonderful story full of heart and family. In Three Paws’ New Family, I love how the author developed the of establishing a family by building a connection to the individuals you meet in life. The colorful illustrations of the Alaskan wilderness alongside this charming narrative truly bring out the heartfelt nature of the story makes it a beautiful tale to share with young readers.


Following her delightful and beloved debut children’s book, Three Paws, author Karen Struck is back at it again with her latest release, Three Paws’ New Family [Page Publishing, March 2020]. Through gorgeous illustrations and a fun new cast of characters, Struck takes readers right back to the heart of the Alaskan wilderness for another adventure with Boots, her adorable three-pawed Grizzly bear and his new buddies.

In Three Paws’ New Family, Boots befriends a black bear named Sockeye and her Mexican brother, Pepe, the iguana. Sockeye has lost her mother and is not old enough to live on her own. Her prayers are answered when she meets little Pepe, who escaped his human family's home in Ketchikan to explore the beautiful Alaskan wilderness but lost his way back home. A lonely bear cub and a lost iguana become a "family" relying on each other for companionship, friendship, and survival skills.

When Boots comes face-to-face with the open jaws of a hungry lion, he is left to wonder who will help him. If he survives this attack, how will he defend himself in the future with only three paws? The answer may be waiting for him high above in the mighty Sitka spruce, the official state tree of Alaska.


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