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Hoofen Floofen Island: A children's imagination story

Hoofen Floofen Island: A children's imagination story

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Hoofen Floofen Island is a magical place where palm trees sway, the ocean sparkles, and sandy beaches and the sunshine bring smiles aplenty. Come along to hear the squawk of the seagulls, see the billowing sails and smell the salty air as Lena and her little doggie imagine the possibilities. Their imaginary trip starts when Lena wins a ticket to anywhere in the world. She quickly packs her bags and sets off on a fun adventure to a tropical island.

In life, Lena Kay Rufus (1980-2003) was a Native American child of an Ojibwe bear clan. She was also a writer who honored her imagination, playfulness, and love of travel in Hoofen Floofen Island. The story demonstrates how joy can grow from real or imagined life adventures, especially when shared with those we love best.

In death, Lena's writing lives on through her children's story, originally written at the tender age of ten.

All proceeds from Hoofen Floofen Island benefit educational scholarship through the Lena Kay Rufus Memorial Scholarship Fund, established in 2003 at Thrivent Charitable, a national charity with a mission to serve donors, spread joy and change lives. To learn more, visit https: //www.thriventcharitable.com/.

Experience the fantasy of Hoofen Floofen Island as brought to life through delightful illustrations. An included discussion guide will encourage your child to write or draw their own tale.



Author: Lena K. Rufus, Monica J. Sword
Publisher: Sword Smith Services, LLC
Published: 07/15/2017
Pages: 34
Binding Type: Paperback
Weight: 0.23lbs
Size: 8.50h x 8.50w x 0.09d
ISBN: 9780692718483

About the Author
Rufus, Lena K.: - Lena K Rufus was just ten years old when she wrote "Hoofen Floofen Island." As a young person, she was already an adventurer. In her short life, Lena traveled abroad as well as throughout the United States. A gifted and active Native American student, Lena played Suzuki violin, clarinet, soccer, and volleyball. She served as a founding member of the local county youth board and teen court before graduating with high honors. Lena once wrote, "I attribute my success to my affinity and love for reading." At the time of her passing, Lena was an International Studies major at Stanford University. Lena is dearly missed by many.Sword, Monica J.: - Monica J Sword is the mother of Lena Kay Rufus. Publishing Lena's story has been her dream even before Lena's untimely passing. Bringing "Hoofen Floofen Island" to a broader audience has been key to Monica's ability to cope with a devastating loss. Monica writes stories and musings on living a full life on her website, lifeisaprettyword.com and has found writing and art to be particularly effective for facing grief.McGinley, Lisa K.: - "Lisa K McGinley is inspired by the natural world as well as the humor and charms of human nature. Capturing vignettes in pencil, pen, and paint gives her great pleasure. She was introduced to art at an early age by both her artist parents - a graphic designer and an illustrator/art teacher. Lisa is also an accomplished musician with several recordings."

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