Roslyn, the Reluctant Rattlesnake

by Thomas Fullmer



Book Details

Language : English
Publication Date : 1/17/2020

Format : Softcover
Dimensions : 8.5x8.5
Page Count : 28
ISBN : 9781796083552
Format : Hardcover
Dimensions : 8.5x8.5
Page Count : 28
ISBN : 9781796083569
Format : E-Book
Dimensions : N/A
Page Count : 28
ISBN : 9781796083545

About the Book

Roslyn, the Reluctant Rattlesnake is a children’s story surrounding the life of Roslyn, a diamondback rattlesnake, who has one problem: she wants a friend, but eats any forest friend who comes near enough to even say “Hi!” Follow Roslyn on her journey through life in which she either comes to accept herself for who she is or perishes from hunger. Guilt-ridden upon eating any other animal in the forest, Roslyn must come to understand what it means to be a rattlesnake. Along the way, she discovers what friendship is all about. Roslyn comes to know who she really is, and how to deal with her inner conflict of needing to eat to survive and wanting to have a forest friend.

About the Author

Thomas Fullmer is a published poet who also writes children’s stories. He has been published in FM quarterly poetry magazine many times over the past few years. Born in Coalville, Utah, he grew up in the sleepy town of Gunnison, Utah, where he gained an appreciation for nature and hard work. There were always chores to be done in the family farm. Many an early morning would find him milking cows for a local dairyman. He began writing children’s books to read to his five grandchildren, all of whom love the stories. He received a bachelor’s of science degree in anthropology from the University of Utah, where he also took writing courses. He also has an MBA from that university. Now a retired postal worker, he spends most of his time with his children and grandchildren, being very active in their lives. Roslyn, the Reluctant Rattlesnake is his first published children’s book, but he has completed several other stories, many with a scientific orientation he hopes to see published. He continues to write poetry as well. He recently published his first book of poetry, “From the Fabric of My Mind”. Though most of the poems in the book are oriented towards adults, there are several also oriented to children.