Journee is not only a mouse but a princess who loves adventure, especially when she has them alongside her best friends, Mr. Toad, Mr. Owl, and Mr. Steed. Not long after their very first escapade together, finding the legendary Pond of Reflection, the four companions find themselves in yet another wild exploit, that is decidedly dangerous and threatens the entire kingdom. On one lovely fall day, the friends have no idea what is in store for them when they discover a furry blob on top of a boulder and learn of a message for Journee’s father, the Great Mouse King. This message leads them into an exciting adventure, with an unlikely plan that just might thwart a mysterious threat gathering in the Great Plains by the sea.  A plan that will require the help of every kingdom animal, great and small, and a very special gift of the rock hyraxes, who live in the crags of the High Western Mountain. For Journee, the best part about these kinds of adventure? If one can survive them, one undoubtedly will make new friends.
The Hyrax Song is a children’s series chapter book geared for ages 9 and up.

The Hyrax Song 2nd edition, published in early March, 2022 on Amazon Kindle Direct Publishing (KDP), and distributed by Ingram Spark Publishing. Currently available in full-color hardcover, paperback, eBook, and audiobook.

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The Hyrax Song 2nd edition

The Hyrax Song is book 2 in The Pearls of Wisdom Series: stories inspired by a Biblical Proverb.

There are four things which are little on the earth, but they are exceedingly wise:

The ants are a people not strong, yet they prepare their food in the summer;
The rock badgers are a feeble folk, yet they make their homes in the crags;
The locusts have no king, yet they all advance in ranks;
the spider skillfully grasps with its hands, and it is in kings’ palaces.

Prov 30:24-28 (NKJV)

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The Hyrax Song has achieved the Amazon #1 Best Seller status in the Amazon Kindle Store, in the the following categories: Children’s: Bedtime & Dreams eBooks, eBooks on Maturing, and Christian Books.

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Author’s new book receives a warm literary welcome.

Readers’ Favorite announces the review of the Children – Adventure book “The HyraxSong” by Catherine Ann Russell, Brooke Connor, currently available at


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Reviewed By K.C. Finn for Readers’ Favorite

The Hyrax Song (Pearls of Wisdom Series Book 2) is a work of fiction in the fantasy and adventure subgenres, and it forms the second installment of the series. This work by Catherine Ann Russell and artist Brooke Connor is intended for children. We follow a series of adorable animal creatures on a quest to find the truest version of themselves in this short tale based on Biblical messages of goodwill to others. Our protagonist, the mouse Princess Journee, must band together with friends old and new to save her father’s kingdom from a dark fate that awaits. In doing so, she will encounter all different kinds of personalities and ideas and learn to embrace others with acceptance and cooperation.

I enjoy children’s works that have a clear moral message but also manage to tell a compelling story without simply turning it into another sermon or lecture on Biblical morals. Catherine Ann Russell achieves this beautifully in this succinct but memorable work that independent readers will certainly enjoy escaping into. To add to the layers of clever storytelling and positive theming, the illustrations by Brooke Connor make the story come to life for those whose imaginations need a little more of a nudge. The combined approach gives a unique personality to Journee and each of her lovable friends, making readers even more invested in the outcome of their adventures. The Hyrax Song will certainly please fans of the first work in the series, and newcomers will adore discovering a new storytelling style from a creative team with an uplifting message to share.”

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WHERE TO BUY The Hyrax Song 1st edition
The Hyrax Song 1st edition is currently available on Amazon and sold locally at Red Canyon Art in Lyons, CO, hardcover only. Hurry, stock is limited! This edition is no longer in print.

The Hyrax Song 1st edition

About the Author, Catherine (Cat) Ann Russell

About the Illustrator, Brooke Connor

About the cover designer and book formatter, Janell E. Robisch

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