L. Ray Deaton: Jungle Walk

Ray Deaton spent most of his adult life employed at the Kennedy Space Center where he worked on all of the Apollo launches. He currently lives with his wife, Rebecca at Pinehurst Number 9 and is writing a children's poem about Apollo 8, man's first flight to the moon. 

Ray Deaton wrote Jungle Walk for his granddaughter to help her navigate through the decision processes that we all face on a daily basis. In the poem, the hero, or protagonist, is faced with decisions from the very beginning. Why am I here? The impetus that propelled him through the initial stages was the friendly animals, which could represent friends, teachers, etc. The surroundings, although alien, provide the motivation to proceed deeper into the jungle. Forks in the road represent major decisions or possibly life-altering possibilities. As you read the poem these decisions and forks in the road could be discussed with the child, suggesting that they substitute the decisions needing to be made by our hero with actual events in the child's daily routine. Finally, the story was written in poetic form to gain and maintain the child's interest.

 

Event date: 
Tuesday, March 12, 2019 - 5:00pm
Event address: 
140 NW Broad Street
Southern Pines, NC 28387
Jungle Walk Cover Image
By L. Ray Deaton, Susan Blakeslee (Illustrator)
$12.95
ISBN: 9781643493831
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Published: Christian Faith Publishing, Inc - October 15th, 2018

Ray Deaton wrote Jungle Walk for his granddaughter to help her navigate through the decision processes that we all face on a daily basis. In the poem, the hero, or protagonist, is faced with decisions from the very beginning. Why am I here? The impetus that propelled him through the initial stages was the friendly animals, which could represent friends, teachers, etc.