Author Erik Daniel Shein
Erik Daniel Shein was born Erik Daniel Stoops, November 18th 1966 He is an American writer, and Visionary, film producer, screenwriter, voice actor, animator, entrepreneur, entertainer, and philanthropist, Pet enthusiast and animal health advocate . He is the author and co authored of over 30 nonfiction and fiction books whose writings include six scientific articles in the field of herpetology. His children’s book, “The Forgotten Ornament” is a Christmas classic, and was endorsed by Hollywood legends Mickey and Jan Rooney.
Author credits: Animated Film "The Legend of Secret Pass" https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SPUJy2DYRZw
The Monsterjunkies IMDb
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Author website: http://erikdanielshein.com
Foundation website: http://arkwatchfoundation.org
The Monsterjunkies An American Family Odyssey Book 1
Hardback ISBN: 9781629895178
Paperback ISBN: 9781629895185
eBook ISBN: 9781629895192
Genre: Children's Fantasy
Release Date 10/31/2016
Another rare and unusual creature has been delivered to the macabre estate at 1313 Road to Nowhere in Foggy Point, Maine. This is a place where the magical is real and the bizarre is normal. Welcome to the Monsterjunkie Manor.
Ah, but all is not well in the quirky, gothic Monsterjunkie world. Outside forces are scheming to rid them from the area while the teens and their friends cope with harassment for being different. Of course, it does not help that the name itself brings suspicion and rumors about what goes on at this mysterious mansion.
Will their private world be exposed? Can the Monsterjunkies continue to carry on their peaceful ancestral legacy in the world of cyptozoology and helping endangered species while coping with these dark distractions?
Benjamin Franklin Awards™ - 12 - Teen: Fiction (13-18)
Great Debut Real Fantasy Novel for Erik Daniel Shein
Pretty "current" feel for cover design - Twilight readers would pick this book up and read the summary. Relatable to this age group. easy to read. Great presentation!
Kirkus review: Warm, smart and educational.
From Shein comes the YA tale of a family for whom cryptozoology is a way of life. Ninth-grader Cromwell "Crow" Monsterjunkie lives with his family near Foggy Point, Maine. His parents, Talon and Pandora, use their mansion as a sanctuary for rare and endangered creatures. In dealing with the bullies, Herpetologist Shein wraps a classic tale of conformity in some gorgeously gothic paper. Warm, smart and educational.
An Untypical American Family with Typical Problems Fantasy and Myth Join Hands in This Inspiring Novel Yahoo voices
An Unusual Family's Story of Self-Discovery and Acceptance All
Erik Daniel Shein has created a fascinating world of somewhat real creatures, cared for by an eccentric but close and loving macabe family on their home sanctuary estate.
Very highly recommended for pre- to early teen readers with a strong message of social acceptance and Anti bullying, The Monsterjunkies Sanctuary makes excellent summer reading.
- Lisa Guidarini, Amazon Vine, Independent Publisher Award (IPPY) judge Freelance Reviewer: Chicago Tribune, NY Journal of Books, Library Journal. Librarian, Book Blogger, National Book Critics Circle.
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The Monsterjunkies An American Family Odyssey Book 2
Hardback ISBN: 9781629895208
Paperback ISBN: 9781629895215
eBook ISBN: 9781629895222
Genre: Children's Fantasy
Release Date 10/31/2016
A year has passed since the Monsterjunkie family has opened up their mysterious, macabre estate to a few trusted souls. But Crow and his sister Indigo face new challenges, including random acts of cruelty and harassment, a secret trauma that haunts Crow, and a shocking crisis with a close friend as they seek sanctuary in the most unexpected and unusual places. The Monsterjunkies continue their ancestral legacy in the world of cryptozoology, and delight in their quirky, mystical, and charming traditions. But can this enchanting family raise their children in a world that is not?
"Kirkus' Indie Books of the Month Selection."
A well-wrought sequel with more than a few excellent messages for young readers. Kirkus review
A Story of Tolerance and Acceptance Imbued with Myth and Legend
The Monsterjunkies An American Family Odyssey Book 3
Hardback ISBN: 9781629895239
Paperback ISBN: 9781629895246
eBook ISBN: 9781629895253
Cryptic messages – a mysterious package – and an ancient key unlocks the door to an incredible adventure that leads to ancestry – history – magic – and a family Legacy that's been hundreds of years in the making, taking Crow and his family to the far corners of the earth.
Follow the Monsterjunkies as their true purpose – their heritage – and their future is revealed through a maze of mystifying clues that take them to new lands, unknown family and a treasure kept secret for hundreds of years.
No longer will Crow doubt his family’s unconventionally strange occupation, because now he shares the passion, understands the importance and is ready to assume the Monsterjunkie Legacy.
Authors: Erik Daniel Shein and L. M. Reker
Hardback ISBN: 9781629895635
Paperback ISBN: 9781629895642
eBook ISBN: 9781629895659
Genre: Middle Grade True Animal Story
Release Date March 7, 2017
A young African pygmy elephant must confront his fears to fulfill a dream and become a legend….
Thunder, a young pygmy forest elephant, sets out on a journey to find his mother after he escapes capture from poachers. With danger at every turn in the central African jungle, he must face his fears to survive. With the help of some unlikely friends: Soma, a cranky rhino; Frederick, a nutty pink flamingo; Penelope, a chatty parrot; three kooky egrets; and Jennetta Blue, a blue butterfly; they help him with his dream to look for her and fulfill his quest to be united with his herd.
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Footprints in the Sand
Authors: Erik Daniel Shein and Melissa Davis
Hardback ISBN: 9781629896236
Paperback ISBN: 9781629896243
eBook ISBN: 9781629896250
Genre: Middle Grade True Animal Story
Release Date 03/06/2018
One tiny elephant, one gigantic adventure…
A search for adventure may get Thunder more than he bargained for. He never expected to find himself alone again, but the footprints left by his mother will be his guide to healing and finding his way. On his journey he finds himself making some new friends: Razor, a grumpy lion; Dash, a speedy genet; Archie, a chatty lizard, and two whimsical gorillas, Harold and Neville. A trip back to the caves reunites Thunder with old friends, and together they join forces to save the day and help Thunder find peace.
Hardback ISBN: 9781629896298
Paperback ISBN: 9781629896304
eBook ISBN: 9781629896311
Description: Middle Grade True Animal Stories
Release Date 03/05/2019
A story of perseverance and courage…
Thunder is on the ultimate quest to fulfill his destiny. Tasked with finding Hope Haven, Thunder sets out to discover the mystery of Hope Haven with his friends Razor, a solitary lion; Dash, a spotted genet; and Archie, a black banded monitor lizard. When they discover that Hope Haven is a sanctuary for abandoned and injured animals, Thunder stumbles upon more than what he bargained for. He must find the courage to protect those that he loves once and for all.
Authors: Erik Daniel Shein
Co-Authors: L. M. Reker and Melissa Davis
Hardback ISBN: 9781629895864
Paperback ISBN: 9781629895871
eBook ISBN: 9781629895888
Genre: Middle Grade True Animal Stories
Release Date 04/24/2017
Up, up, and away! Pani and Omo are off to a new adventure to seek out new life forms and most importantly, new food. When the starving pelican and seagull discover a colony of Seedkrackers, they had no idea how much their life would change. If they had not stopped on the small Seedkracker island, they would never meet the amazing Cloud Dancer, Marama, who would lead them on the best adventure yet, to the legendary Hushma.
While on Hushma, the Seedkrackers and their newfound friends must help foil the plot of the rebel Komodo Dragons who want to bring chaos and discord to the peaceful land of Hushma.
Author: Erik Daniel Shein
Co-Authors: L. M. Reker and Melissa Davis
Hardback ISBN: 9781629895895
Paperback ISBN: 9781629895901
eBook ISBN: 9781629895918
Release Date 06/19/2017
Darwin a Galapagos tortoise was a tender-hearted romantic who saw the world as a wonderful place filled with love and laughter. The moment he laid eyes on Anima, he was infatuated with her beauty and grace. Even though he was very young, his heart told him that she was his one and only true love.
To the Galapagos islands inhabitants, Darwin a friendly giant tortoise represents the soul of their environment, a living monument to the power of life. To sustain his kind (Pinta Island Tortoises) his friends, a marine iguana named Admiral Ignatius, Esmeralda, a pink iguana, Louie a comical crab, a blue penguin, a lava lizard, and Flash, the dolphin join forces to find his soul mate and perhaps more of his kind.
However, dark forces, who are led by an entity named Malos, would wreck their fragile environment, and prevent Darwin from being with his true love.
Authors: Erik Daniel Shein & L. M. Reker
Hardback ISBN: 9781629895789
Paperback ISBN: 9781629895796
eBook ISBN: 9781629895802
Release Date 02/06/2017
When Aurora was born, her destiny was already determined. The legend predicted that the Spirit Bear would become a symbol of peace and hope for the world. Unfortunately, being part of a legend came with a price, one that many humans would pay greatly for. When Aurora and her brother are captured by human trappers, she must find the courage to survive so that she could become the Spirit Bear that others need her to be.
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A Dolphin's Quest
Authors: Erik Daniel Shein & Melissa Davis
Hardback ISBN: 9781629896830
Paperback ISBN: 9781629896847
eBook ISBN: 9781629896854
Genre: Middle Grade/Animated/True Animal Stories
Release Date 10/10/2017
A tale of love and compassion.
Kona loved everything about the ocean. The dolphin’s world was filled with interesting creatures and amazing colors that filled up every inch of space around her. When Kona was stolen from the only home she knows, she finds herself trapped inside four walls for the first time in her life. Her only friends are the rag-tag animals that scamper freely about the aquarium and Lily, an orca whale she can talk to through the tanks.
Twelve-year old Melanie hates to see the wild dolphin stuck within the Oasis Aquarium in the hot Arizona sun. Melanie may be young, but she was wise enough to know dolphins did not belong in the desert. When she is given the chance to befriend Kona, she takes it in hopes that it will make Kona’s world a little better. If anyone can understand life with limitations, it is Melanie. After being in remission for two years, her cancer has returned with a vengeance. When the Charlie’s Dream Foundation wants to make one of her dreams come true, Melanie decides she wants nothing more than to set Kona free.
Will one girl’s love for a dolphin be enough to return her friend to the sea?
Authors: Erik Daniels Shein & Melissa Davis
Release Date to be determined
10th Anniversiary Limited Edition
Authors: Erik Daniel Shein & Martin Reker
Hardback ISBN: 9781629895369
Paperback ISBN: 9781629895376
eBook ISBN: 9781629895383
Genre: Children's Holiday Fantasy
Release Date 11/7/2016
This Christmas tale tells the story of Willie Bear, a broken ornament who can't participate in a magical event where all of the intact ornaments acquire the ability to speak at midnight on Christmas Eve.
"Mickey and I both are proud to be a part of "The Forgotten Ornament"... We highly recommend this wonderful book written by Erik Daniel Shein.
"A beautiful Christmas book, bringing adorable animals to life. One broken little ornament is sadly neglected.... then mended and placed in a prominent position, high on the Christmas tree... and loved just as much as the newer ornaments.
"This amazing book teaches children about responsibility... and the importance of protecting their pets, all animals and wildlife.
"Beautiful Illustrations. with colorful pages and a wonderful Christmas story to delight even adults.
For those who value and care about the welfare of God's critters and special creatures. "The Forgotten Ornament"... is a must read for children of all ages."—Jan and Mickey Rooney
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A Valentines Day Story
Genre: Children's Holiday Adventure
Release Date January 2017
This Galloping Guernsey takes on the special challenge of competing against several sanctuary animals—a field of zebras and stallions. She ignores the strangeness of being a “racing cow,” as this Valentine’s Day story emphasizes using the talents that we possess, and accepting the valentines from appreciating admirers. The valentines of the Sanctuary are the gratitude and love they show Apple for her bravery and tenacity—not for winning.
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