Author Erik Daniel Shein

SEE THE WORLD THROUGH ERIK'S EYES

"The reason I dedicate myself to helping animals so much is because there are already so many people dedicated to hurting them" ~ Erik Shein
Erik Daniel Shein was born Erik Daniel Stoops, November 18th 1966 He is an American writer, and visionary, film producer, screenwriter, entrepreneur, philanthropist, pet enthusiast and animal health advocate .


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Middle-Grade
Children's
Classics

Thunder: An Elephant's Journey Trilogy

Follow the adventures of Thunder and his friends.
A young African pygmy elephant must confront his fears to fulfill a dream and become a legend….

Thunder, a young African pygmy forest elephant, sets out on a journey to find his mother after he escapes capture from poachers. With danger at every turn in the central African jungle, he must face his fears to survive. With the help of some unlikely friends: Soma, a cranky rhino; Frederick, a nutty pink flamingo; Penelope, a chatty parrot; three kooky egrets; and Jennetta Blue, a blue butterfly; they help him with his dream to look for her and fulfill his quest to be united with his herd.

Hardback ISBN: 9781629895635
Paperback ISBN: 9781629895642
eBook ISBN: 9781629895659
LCN: 2016956982

Available March 7, 2017
One tiny elephant, one gigantic adventure…

A search for adventure may get Thunder more than he bargained for. He never expected to find himself alone again, but the footprints left by his mother will be his guide to healing and finding his way. On his journey he finds himself making some new friends: Razor, a grumpy lion; Dash, a speedy genet; Archie, a chatty lizard, and two whimsical gorillas, Harold and Neville. A trip back to the caves reunites Thunder with old friends, and together they join forces to save the day and help Thunder find peace.

Hardback ISBN: 9781629896236
Paperback ISBN: 9781629896243
eBook ISBN: 9781629896250
LCN: 2017932547


Available June 6, 2017
A story of perseverance and courage…

Thunder is on the ultimate quest to fulfill his destiny. Tasked with finding Hope Haven, Thunder sets out to discover the mystery of Hope Haven with his friends Razor, a solitary lion; Dash, a spotted genet; and Archie, a black banded monitor lizard. When they discover that Hope Haven is a sanctuary for abandoned and injured animals, Thunder stumbles upon more than he bargained for. He must find the courage to protect those that he loves once and for all.


Hardback ISBN: 9781629896298
Paperback ISBN: 9781629896304
eBook ISBN: 9781629896311
LCN: 2017932567


Available September 5, 2017
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Up, up, and away! Pani and Omo are off to a new adventure to seek out new life forms and most importantly, new food. When the starving pelican and seagull discover a colony of seed krackers, they had no idea how much their life would change. If they had not stopped on the small seed kracker island, they would never meet the amazing Cloud Dancer, Marama, who would lead them on the best adventure yet, to the legendary Hushma.

While on Hushma, the seed krackers and their newfound friends must help foil the plot of the rebel Komodo Dragons who want to bring chaos and discord to the peaceful land of Hushma.

Hardback ISBN:  9781629895864
Paperback ISBN: 9781629895871
eBook ISBN:  9781629895888
When Aurora was born, her destiny was already determined. The legend predicted that the Spirit Bear would become a symbol of peace and hope for the world. Unfortunately, being part of a legend came with a price, one that many humans would pay greatly for. When Aurora and her brother are captured by human trappers, she must find the courage to survive so that she could become the Spirit Bear that others need her to be.

Hardback ISBN: 9781629895789
Paperback ISBN: 9781629895796
eBook ISBN: 9781629895802
LCN: 2016957981
Darwin, a Galapagos tortoise, was a tender-hearted romantic who saw the world as a wonderful place filled with love and laughter. The moment he laid eyes on Anima, he was infatuated with her beauty and grace. Even though he was very young, his heart told him that she was his one and only true love.

To the Galapagos islands inhabitants, Darwin a friendly giant tortoise represents the soul of their environment, a living monument to the power of life. To sustain his kind (Pinta Island Tortoises) his friends, a marine iguana named Admiral Ignatius, Esmeralda, a pink iguana, Louie a comical crab, a blue penguin, a lava lizard, and Flash, the dolphin join forces to find his soul mate and perhaps more of his kind.

However, dark forces, who are led by an entity named Malos, would wreck their fragile environment, and prevent Darwin from being with his true love.

Hardback ISBN: 9781629895895
Paperback ISBN: 9781629895901
eBook ISBN: 9781629895918
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Another rare and unusual creature has been delivered to the macabre estate at 1313 Road to Nowhere in Foggy Point, Maine. This is a place where the magical is real and the bizarre is normal. Welcome to the Monsterjunkie Manor.

Ah, but all is not well in the quirky, gothic Monsterjunkie world. Outside forces are scheming to rid them from the area while the teens and their friends cope with harassment for being different. Of course, it does not help that the name itself brings suspicion and rumors about what goes on at this mysterious mansion.

Will their private world be exposed? Can the Monsterjunkies continue to carry on their peaceful ancestral legacy in the world of cyptozoology and helping endangered species while coping with these dark distractions?


Hardback ISBN: 9781629895178
Paperback ISBN: 9781629895185
eBook ISBN: 9781629895192

A year has passed since the Monsterjunkie family has opened up their mysterious, macabre estate to a few trusted souls. But Crow and his sister Indigo face new challenges, including random acts of cruelty and harassment, a secret trauma that haunts Crow, and a shocking crisis with a close friend as they seek sanctuary in the most unexpected and unusual places. The Monsterjunkies continue their ancestral legacy in the world of cryptozoology, and delight in their quirky, mystical, and charming traditions. But can this enchanting family raise their children in a world that is not?


Hardback ISBN: 9781629895208
Paperback ISBN: 9781629895215
eBook ISBN: 9781629895222

Cryptic messages – a mysterious package – and an ancient key unlocks the door to an incredible adventure that leads to ancestry – history – magic – and a family Legacy that's been hundreds of years in the making, that takes Crow and his family to the far corners of the earth. Follow the Monsterjunkies as their true purpose – their heritage – and their future is revealed through a maze of mystifying clues that take them to new lands, unknown family and a treasure kept secret for hundreds of years. No longer will Crow doubt his family’s unconventionally strange occupation, because now he shares the passion, understands the importance and is ready to assume the Monsterjunkie Legacy.



Hardback ISBN: 9781629895239
Paperback ISBN: 9781629895246
eBook ISBN: 9781629895253
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The Legend of
Secret Pass
A boy must face his fears to become a legend…

If his family had told him that he would one day be a legendary guardian of Secret Pass, Manu would have laughed in their faces. Guardian, ha!

All twelve-year-old Manu wanted to do was off-road race with his truck Windflier. When a strange dark magic makes its way through the mesa, Manu finds himself surrounded by dust devils, thunderbirds, and a ragtag group of animals that are trying to make their way to Natocchue, a place that protects animals from the outside world. His family is harboring a deep secret that is filled with magic and mystery, one that Manu isn’t sure he is ready for, but the woman in the wind has chosen him to be the next guardian.

When the sinister Calabar uses his mystical powers on Manu and his family, it is up to Manu to save the day. Will he be able to keep Calabar from stealing the magic song the woman in the wind has entrusted him with or will Calabar gain entrance to Natocchue and end life as they knew it?

Hardback ISBN: 9781629896267
Paperback ISBN: 9781629896274
eBook ISBN: 9781629896281
LCN: 2017932054
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KONA
A DOLPHIN'S QUEST

COMING OCTOBER 10, 2017!
A tale of love and compassion.

Kona loved everything about the ocean. The dolphin’s world was filled with interesting creatures and amazing colors that filled up every inch of space around her. When Kona was stolen from the only home she knows, she finds herself trapped inside four walls for the first time in her life. Her only friends are the rag-tag animals that scamper freely about the aquarium and Lily, an orca whale she can talk to through the tanks.

Twelve-year old Melanie hates to see the wild dolphin stuck within the Oasis Aquarium in the hot Arizona sun. Melanie may be young, but she was wise enough to know dolphins did not belong in the desert. When she is given the chance to befriend Kona, she takes it in hopes that it will make Kona’s world a little better. If anyone can understand life with limitations, it is Melanie. After being in remission for two years, her cancer has returned with a vengeance. When the Charlie’s Dream Foundation wants to make one of her dreams come true, Melanie decides she wants nothing more than to set Kona free. 

Will one girl’s love for a dolphin be enough to return her friend to the sea?
Hardback ISBN: 9781629896830
Paperback ISBN: 9781629896847
eBook ISBN: 9781629896854
LSN: 2017939214
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Rocket Hound

Coming November 6, 2017

Oaktree Farm is a sanctuary for animals that need new homes. From the billowy white sheep, all the way down to the tiny little chicks, Farmer Hubbard has a respect for all animal lives. Rocket, a greyhound and former racing dog, has made Oaktree his home after several years on the racing circuit. He loves his home and the friends he has made along the way. He is happy in retirement, until new pups make their way to the farm.

Cody and Taz are completely infatuated with racing. The chocolate lab and Australian shepherd are always racing along the pasture fences pretending to be all time famous racers who they call ‘Rocket Hounds’ after the famous racer Rocket. At first, they have no idea that the greyhound at Oaktree is the infamous racer. The retired race horse on the farm also puts ideas in their heads.

When the pups sneak off to find the race track, Rocket has no other choice but to follow after them. After he finds himself back at the track, he must run the race of his life to bring the pups back home safely and save the other retired greyhounds from a gruesome fate. Can one old dog bring them all home?

Hardback ISBN: 9781629897011
Paperback ISBN: 9781629897028
eBook ISBN: 9781629897035
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Cloud Warriors

Coming 01/15/2018

A young warrior must rise above what he is to become what he was born to be…

Legend proclaimed that the Cloud Warriors would be the key to saving the Inca people, and the secret to all could be found on the top of Alahambra, a sheer mountain next to Machu Picchu in the Western Amazon Basin.

The young prince, Puri, had lost everything at a young age. An attack on his village took the only thing he had left—his loving grandfather. Lost and alone, the young boy learned to survive on his wit, despite his disability.

When Puri grew older, his Uncle Kamen, the warrior that stole his birthright and kingdom, threatened his people again, and Puri must rise above what he is to become who he was meant to be—what he was born to be…. Cloud Warriors
Hardback ISBN: 9781629897189
Paperback ISBN: 9781629897196
eBook ISBN: 9781629897202
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Call of the Phoenix

Coming 2/12/2018

Ever since the beginning, people have shared the world with the animals. Magical guardians once guided the people to treat all Earth’s creatures with reverence. The mystical winged serpent, Challis, lived in the people guiding them to promote a peaceful co-existence. When her spirit transcended from the mystical amulet to the next spirit keeper, darkness eroded her purity, making her pure magic a new vessel for darkness. When the new keeper’s reign was broken, the damage had already been done. The keepers faded into the backdrop of our history, praying that one day a new generation would restore the balance of their world. No one could have known centuries would pass, that it would take a modern world to retrieve the magic of long ago.

When fourteen-year-old Seraphina Miles was sent to live with her estranged archaeologist father, she had no idea she would be in for the adventure of a lifetime. When she finds a strange amulet hidden in the ruins of Machu Picchu, her boring summer is suddenly filled with a magic beyond her dreams. The amulet leads her to a golden egg in the middle of a burning fire. When the shell breaks, the phoenix hatchling nestled inside imprints on Sera. Their special connection sends her on a quest to find the missing stones which will give her the power to defeat the winged serpent that hides in the shadows.
Hardback ISBN:  9781629897509
Paperback ISBN: 9781629897516
eBook ISBN: 9781629897523
This Christmas tale tells the story of Willie Bear, a broken ornament who can't participate in a magical event where all of the intact ornaments acquire the ability to speak at midnight on Christmas Eve.

“Mickey and I both are proud to be a part of "The Forgotten Ornament"... We highly recommend this wonderful book written by Erik Daniel Shein. “A
beautiful Christmas book, bringing adorable animals to life. One broken little ornament is sadly  neglected.... then mended and placed in a prominent position, high on the Christmas tree... and loved just as much as the newer ornaments.
“This amazing book teaches children about responsibility... and the importance of protecting their pets, all animals and wildlife.

“Beautiful Illustrations. with colorful pages and a wonderful Christmas story to delight even adults.
“For those who value and care about the welfare of God's critters and special creatures. "The Forgotten Ornament"... is a must read for children of all ages.” —Jan and Mickey Rooney
This Galloping Guernsey takes on the special challenge of competing against several sanctuary animals—a field of zebras and stallions. She ignores the strangeness of being a “racing cow,” as this Valentine’s Day story emphasizes using the talents that we possess, and accepting the valentines from appreciating admirers. The valentines of the Sanctuary are the gratitude and love they show Apple for her bravery and tenacity—not for winning.
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