Gaited Horse Activity and Coloring Book, written by author Karen Jean Matsko Hood, introduces children to information on the gaits of the gaited horse. Children will have hours of fun learning about the gaited horse and the fun of doing word puzzles, cryptograms, coloring, mazes, crosswords, number games, and many more wonderful educational activities. Through the importance of teachings in the values of kindness and gentleness in the love and care of all animals, the young reader will also learn about the history of this gentle breed of gaited horse and its increasing popularity in North America. Complete with a gift inscription page, this special activity book makes a perfect gift for your child or for any youngster who is part of your life. Coordinating journal is available.
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Karen Jean Matsko Hood has always enjoyed cooking, baking, and experimenting with recipes. Hood entertains large groups of people and especially enjoys designing creative menus with holiday, international, ethnic, and regional themes. Hood is publishing a cookbook series entitled the Cookbook Delights Series, in which each cookbook emphasizes a different food ingredient or theme. The first cookbook in the series is Apple Delights Cookbook. Hood is working to complete another series of cookbooks titled Hood and Matsko Family Cookbooks, which includes many recipes handed down from her family heritage and others from more current family traditions. She has been invited to speak on talk radio shows on various topics, and favorite recipes from her cookbooks have been prepared on local television programs. Hood was born and raised in Great Falls, Montana. As an undergraduate, she attended the College of St. Benedict in St. Joseph, Minnesota, and St. John’s University in Collegeville, Minnesota. She attended the University of Great Falls in Great Falls, Montana. Hood received a B.S. Degree in Natural Science from the College of St. Benedict and minored in both Psychology and Secondary Education. Upon her graduation, Hood and her husband taught science and math on the island of St. Croix in the U.S. Virgin Islands. Hood has completed postgraduate classes at the University of Iowa in Iowa City, Iowa. In May 2001, she completed her Master’s Degree in Pastoral Ministry at Gonzaga University in Spokane, Washington. She has taken postgraduate classes at Lewis and Clark College on the North Idaho college campus in Coeur d’Alene, Idaho, and Taylor University in Fort Wayne, Indiana. Hood is working on research projects to complete her Ph.D. in Leadership Studies at Gonzaga University in Spokane, Washington. Hood resides in Spokane, Washington, along with her husband, many of her sixteen children, and foster children. Her interests include writing, teaching, and volunteering as a court advocate in the juvenile court system for abused and neglected children. Hood is a literary advocate for youth and adults. Her hobbies include cooking, baking, collecting, photography, indoor and outdoor gardening, and the cultivation of unusual flowering plants and orchids. She enjoys raising several specialty breeds of animals including Icelandic horses, Nubian goats, bichons frisés, cockapoos, Icelandic sheepdogs, Newfoundlands, Rottweilers, and a few rescue cats.About the Author:
Karen Jean Matsko Hood began writing as a shy author, but has now developed a voice all her own. Her writing always exhibits a unique story as well as a voice of empathy and purpose. Hood s writing is strong-minded. She is a meticulous wordsmith and combines stories with compassion. Hood has always loved children and is devoted to their needs. It is only natural that she would channel her efforts to include children s book and poetry. Hood reminds us of the importance of our links with nature and environment in our daily lives. Her writing carries the urgency and outrage with areas of current social injustice and inequality. The recurring theme in Hood s work is to provide a voice for those whose struggles cannot be heard. Hood s writing brings poignancy to the most hopeless of situations. She is romantic in her vision for a quest for dignity and social justice. Hood also writes about personal and spiritual themes. She is passionate both as a feminist and as an active children s rights advocate. Hood also works to encourage literacy for all ages. Her blend of traditionalism and modernism brings a current freshness and uniqueness to her own poetic voice. She is versatile in her writing style and is able to incorporate a wide range of themes and topics. Her poems have been published in a myriad of magazines and publications. Karen was born and raised in Great Falls, Montana. In May 2001, she completed her Master s Degree in Pastoral Ministry at Gonzaga University in Spokane, Washington. Hood is working on research projects to complete her Ph.D. in Leadership Studies at Gonzaga University in Spokane, Washington. She resides in Spokane, Washington, along with her husband, many of her sixteen children, and foster children. Her hobbies include cooking, baking, collecting, photography, indoor and outdoor gardening, farming, and the cultivation of unusual flowering plants and orchids.
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Book Description Whispering Pine Press International, 2014. Perfect Paperback. Book Condition: New. book. Bookseller Inventory # 1592105912
Book Description Whispering Pine Press International, 2014. No binding. Book Condition: New. New item. Bookseller Inventory # QX-180-21-7113517