PRAISE for THE ADVENTURES TO PAWNASSUS
“THE ADVENTURES TO PAWNASSUS by Shana Thornton is truly a heartfelt, magical adventure from start to finish. I was joyfully surprised with the vast opportunities for learning woven into this tender story. The writer shares much more than a story. She carefully introduces us to creative ways to cope when faced with adversity, as well as dazzling us with immense knowledge of herbs, plants, and nature. It’s as if she opens us to the subtle and profound immensities of life. This story will open eyes and hearts to the specialness that we each bring to the world and how vitally important our uniqueness is to the whole. This tale inspires us to look inside, live from our hearts, and helps us realize the ingenuitive powers we all carry within us. Truly a joyful adventure, filled with tears, realities, perseverance, and what it takes to live a TRULY WONDERFUL life. I would love to see this book in every school library. It’s ripe with the potential to inspire all children, but especially those who unfortunately are not exposed to a peaceful way of living and existing.”—Leslie Storms, Holistic RN, M.S. in Marriage & Family Therapy, & Yoga Teacher
“THE ADVENTURES TO PAWNASSUS by Shana Thornton is a delightful fable to be read and re-read. The energy of mother nature and the love between dogs and humans shines through in this mystical tale of how animals see us and how we, maybe even unknowingly, are bound to them. In this story we learn how, through the practice of yoga, humans can begin to blur the lines between the physical and the mystical.”—Lisa Lofthouse, Professional Level Yoga Instructor, Author of JOURNEY TO A LIFE OF BLISS, Advocate for Bliss and Owner of Breathing Space
"I thoroughly enjoyed it! Highly recommended for readers of all ages! THE ADVENTURES TO PAWNASSUS by Shana Thornton is one of those books with characters that linger in your mind long after you've read the last page. Lyrical writing draws you into this enchanting tale and gives the reader a window into the lives of animals and humans that share the same hopeful futures."
-Virginia Brown, author of DIXIE DIVAS and DARK RIVER ROAD
THE ADVENTURES TO PAWNASSUS begins during a delightful and whimsical afternoon when Mia follows a fox on her family’s yoga retreat sanctuary. What transpires is an adventure to save young Luna, an abandoned dog. Mia and her family make Luna a member of their family when they can’t locate any owners, and Luna settles into her new home at the family’s yoga sanctuary, which is only a view away from legendary Pawnassus, the famous doggy bookstore. Just as Luna begins to dream of a future, at her first visit to the veterinarian, they discover that she has a fatal heart condition. Luna needs an operation to survive, and in a moment of desperation, Mia launches a plan that she hopes will save her beloved pet’s life.
Inspired by Japanese kitsune tales and fairytales, author Shana Thornton’s THE ADVENTURES TO PAWNASSUS will enchant children and adults. It gives pause to musings and meditation as well.
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Shana Thornton is the author of three works of fiction, THE ADVENTURES TO PAWNASSUS (2019), POKE SALLET QUEEN AND THE FAMILY MEDICINE WHEEL (2015) and MULTIPLE EXPOSURE (2012). She created the BreatheYourOMBalance® brand and yoga book series, and she is a Series Editor for BreatheYourOMBalance®. Shana teaches both writing and yoga classes in Clarksville, TN. She is the Founder of the Clarksville/Montgomery County African American Legacy Trail (2019). She is a 200hr. registered yoga teacher. Shana earned an M.A. in English from Austin Peay State University. Shana lives in Tennessee with her family.
To find out more about Shana's other books, click on the titles below:
Other books (fiction):
RIPE FOR THE PICKIN' (Forthcoming 2021)
THE ADVENTURES TO PAWNASSUS (2019)
POKE SALLET QUEEN AND THE FAMILY MEDICINE WHEEL (2015)
MULTIPLE EXPOSURE (2012)
SEASONS OF BALANCE: ON CREATIVITY AND MINDFULNESS (2016), Co-authored with S. Teague
BreatheYourOMBalance yoga book, series editor
Author of The Nudge Writing Prompt series
Fans have asked for a sequel to POKE SALLET QUEEN & THE FAMILY MEDICINE WHEEL (2015), Thornton's Tennessee family history of tall tales, moonshining, and secrets. RIPE FOR THE PICKIN', the second book in the POKE SALLET QUEEN series is forthcoming in 2021.
Southern festivals, folk music, families falling out & returning: "Shana writes a magical story that stays with you long after the final page. As with one of the characters, 'She knows real magic.'" -Virginia Brown, author of Dark River Road & the Dixie Diva mystery series
Shana is the Founder of the Clarksville/Montgomery County African American Legacy Trail, a free community publication that features places of significance honoring African American leaders and locations. Created in 2019. READ MORE HERE
S. Teague & Shana Thornton write a book that inspires creativity by offering affirmations, prompts, and expressions about the seasons of life. READ MORE HERE
Ellen Masters's husband has been repeatedly deployed to Afghanistan and Iraq for a decade, and during that time, Ellen cares for their young family and home, starts a career, and searches for her own strength by training for a marathon.
Shana is a series editor for BreatheYourOMBalance®, our yoga book series. The series features nonfiction, fiction, and poetry on different themes concerning the yoga practice. READ MORE HERE