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Donnell Rubay

Author of "Stickeen: John Muir and the Brave Little Dog"

Donnell Rubay Stickeen: John Muir and the Brave Little Dog Book Cover

Donnell Rubay is the author of the beautiful children's picture book, Stickeen: John Muir and the Brave Little Dog

Winner, Benjamin Franklin Award, Best Nature Book, 1998

Nominee, Golden Kite Award, Best Picture book Text, 1998

Donnell Rubay's school program discusses the life and work of the renowned environmentalist John Muir, as well as explaining the writing, developing and publishing of a picture book.

Ms. Rubay's presentation includes a comparison of the artist's initial sketches to the book's final paintings. Also, depending on the audience, her program may include posters, maps and overhead transparencies.

The program works best with groups of around 100 students. Ms. Rubay can speak to three or four such groups in a day.

Ms. Rubay is also available for parent nights or literary evening events.

Curriculum components:
Human and animal Relationships
Natural History

Fee: $400.00.

Critical Praise for Donnell Rubay Author of "Stickeen: John Muir and the Brave Little Dog"

"This is a children's book to et excited bout." - Today's Librarian

"The detailed artwork is engaging, the dog loving readers will enjoy the story." - The Hornbook

Donnell Rubay

  • Attorney
  • History and English Teacher
  • Single Subjec California Teaching Credentials in Social Studies and English
  • Multiple Subject California Teaching Credential
  • Juris doctor, UCLA School of Law
  • A.B. in Economics, UC Berkeley

Radio Appearances

  • Kidtalk with Dr. Mary lamia - KMKY-AM, Radio Disney, San Francisco
  • Parentalk - KVON-AM, Napa, California
  • Backstage Live - KFIZ-AM, Fond due Lac, Wisconsin
  • Community Affairs - KCEZ-FM, Chico, California

Stickeen: John Muir and the Brave Little Dog by Donnell Rubay, Illustrated by Christopher Canyon, may be obtained, at a discount, directly from Dawn Publications (900) 545-7475.

Contact Information

Donnell Rubay
175 West H Street
Benicia, CA 94510
Tel: 707-746-6193

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