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This delightful story explores the pleasures of friendship. Silence, a lovable fawn and
Boris, a fierce but misunderstood bear, will make “Silence Is Golden,” a favorite
amongst children of all ages. The illustrations are superbly sketched and illustrate
that pictures do speak louder than words.
When Silence enters terrible Boris’s domain, she makes a startling discovery: Boris is
blind! She takes it upon herself to win over his love by bargaining a compromise: If
Boris would cease his frightening roaring, Silence would teach him to survive in the
darkness of your life:
“Boris, if you’ll let me, I’ll help you. I will show you how and where to fish, where to dig
for roots and grubs to eat, and I’m willing to be your friend. I know it’s said that
‘seeing is believing,’ but in your case you’ll have to trust me when I say I can help
you. But, there is one catch. I will only help you if you promise never to let out that
awful roar.”
The agreement worked until a wayward hunter’s bullet almost takes Silence’s life. It is
then that Boris realizes that a cuddle, along with a murmur, could soothe his friend, as
it always does with all of God’s creatures.
Throughout this story, Aristotle, a wiseacre owl who observes the unfolding friendship,
splashes wisdom at every opportunity. He closes by saying:
“Now at the end of a big-time day,
this hooter has one thing more to say.
Set aside your worries and fears tonight,
And waking tomorrow will be a delight.”
Silence Is Golden is also available in Spanish, French and German translations. Write the author for further information.
A narrated version by the author with voice modulation and musical accompaniment is also available on a CD for perpetual
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Subject: JUVENILE FICTION / Animals / General
Book Format: Portrait 8.5 x 11
  Age Level: 8 - 99
Currently, a comb bound 8 1/2” x 11” version of this book or a fully narrated CD is available only through the author. The book will be
autographed and can be personally inscribed with a message if you include the message with the order. If you are ordering more than
one book and/or CD (same title or a variety) direct from Arley, e-mail him FIRST. He will send you an e-mail from Pay Pal with the
correct shipping costs. If you just use the Pay Pal button below, shipping is charged for each book. For more information about Pay
Pal, and ordering, be sure to review the “order” page.
Also an E-Book version of this children fable (or the CD) can be sent to you via e-mail. There are no shipping or handling fees
associated with the purchase.