Wednesday, August 15, 2007

Sparky Sparrow In The News

Sparky Sparrow has landed and he's in the news recently. So far there seems to be plenty of excitement surrounding his arrival. Here's the story:

After More Than Fifty Years Of Telling, Sparky Sparrow Stories Are Available In Print With A Little Help From Lulu

Ashburn, VA (PRWEB) August 15, 2007 -- Based on the traditional children's bedtime stories created by William Weiss during the 1950s, Sparky Sparrow™ ( has been brought to life for the first time by his son Christopher W. Weiss through Lulu publishing. Originally published in May of 2007, Sparky Sparrow is the world's first modern spoken fable to fully leverage the emerging world of on-demand digital publishing.

The captivating tales of Sparky Sparrow (ISBN: 978-0-6151-4723-9) were first told by William Weiss, now an 84 year old World War II veteran, as bedtime stories fifty years ago on a small farm in rural Virginia. At the insistence of his family and after five decades as a family tradition spanning three generations, William finally wrote down the original narrative. Son Christopher W. Weiss, working with the extended Weiss family, has taken that manuscript and provided original color illustrations to produce an instant children's classic.

The gentle Sparky Sparrow tales always began the same and so the Weiss children have continued the ritual: Sparky Sparrow wakes up in his cozy home in the Big Pine Tree in the Big Pine Forest and finds the beautiful day a setting for grand adventure. This reassuring and inviting beginning leaves little ones looking forward to their own adventures of tomorrow as they drift off to sleep. Families all over the world can now pass on these beloved fables to their own children and begin their own tradition with the newest little hero around, Sparky Sparrow.

Sparky Sparrow is available through Amazon, Barnes & Noble and Borders Books as well as

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