FROM THE BOOK JACKET: The incredible true story of a boy who is changing the world through kindness...one bunny at a time. Meet Caleb Smith: a young man who, at age 8, decided to follow his dream to train endangered and rescued rabbits to become therapy animals. Today, 16-year-old Caleb is an entrepreneur who owns and operates a private 22-acre Mississippi River sanctuary called Peacebunny Island. The deal is simple: he saves the rabbits, and they help save us. Driven by an unbreakable desire to spread kindness and compassion, Caleb's adventures include:
* Founding a program of therapy rabbits who visit with veterans, senior citizens, families with special needs, and much more
* Embarking on a quest along the Mississippi River to develop the site that would become Peacebunny Island
* Overcoming challenges and obstacles along the way, while never giving up
* Becoming an advocate for animal rescue, comfort animal training, and endangered species preservation
* Inspiring hope and possibility in the next generation of young people.
Readers who love animal stories like We Bought a Zoo, Watership Down, and Marley & Me will treasure Peacebunny Island--an unforgettable journey of determination and faith destined to touch hearts around the world.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR:
Caleb Smith is the 16-year-old visionary behind PeacebunnyIsland, an animal sanctuary where he and youth guardians train rescued and rare breed rabbits to become comfort animals. He purchased a 22 acre island to provide a short-term summer camp for rabbits that live year-round at Peacebunny Cottage. His business includes a fostering program that has involved nearly 500 families; the Peacebunny Unit that brings therapy rabbits to visit seniors at assisted living homes and hospices; and a responder program to help people who are dealing with loneliness, trauma and grief, including at crisis situations.
Caleb is also founder of STEMbunnies programs under the umbrella educational nonprofit called the Peacebunny Foundation that gets kids outdoors and excited about science, technology, engineering, and mathematics while playing with rabbits. He lives in Minneapolis with his mom and dad and a colony of rabbits.