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Children's Fiction Dogs


A Farm in the Forest Story

by (author) Jena Wagmann

illustrated by Alana Hytrle

Your Nickel's Worth Publishing
Initial publish date
Jun 2022
Dogs, Physical & Emotional Abuse, Beginner
  • Paperback / softback

    Publish Date
    Jun 2022
    List Price

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Recommended Age, Grade, and Reading Levels

  • Age: 4 to 8
  • Grade: p to 3


Once there was a little dog. His teeth stuck out on one side of his mouth, and his little black nose did not sit in the middle of his face. Some might say he was not very handsome. And one day, he was left alone in the forest.

Based on the real-life adventures of a funny-looking little dog, this charming story of acceptance and found family will capture your heart.

About the authors

Jena Wagmann is a retired K–12 school administrative assistant living in Goodsoil, Saskatchewan, who decided to trade her desk for a tractor. She and her husband raised their five kids on a farm, teaching them the value of where their food comes from. With their kids all grown and a husband who works away, Jena runs the Farm in the Forest mostly by herself . . . because she is the farmer! She loves all her animals and the stories and lessons they have taught her. Jena’s three grandchildren inspired her to start writing these stories down so other children could enjoy and learn from them as well.

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Alana Hyrtle is a mother of three and a real estate agent in Nova Scotia. In her free time (which is rare), she enjoys drawing and watercolour painting as a creative outlet. Illustrating this book, which took place at her childhood home, was the perfect way for her to combat homesickness during her first year after moving to Nova Scotia.

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