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A powerful book, Lessons Learned from Atka, inspires readers and animal lovers of all ages!

Lessons Learned from Atka by Lois Kral

Briley & Baxter Editions

Atka the wolf has traveled through many eastern states as an ambassador for the Wolf Conservation Center

I wrote this book to share what a very special wolf Atka was. Her daily routine showed me that we all have what it takes to lead a happy and rich life.

— Lois Kral

PLYMOUTH, MA, UNITED STATES, June 17, 2022 / — Briley & Baxter Publications is pleased to announce the release of Lessons Learned from Atka, the beautiful and inspiring story of Atka, the Goodwill Ambassador and beloved wolf from the Wolf Conservation Center in South Salem, NY. Lessons Learned from Atka was written by Lois Kral and is available for pre-order on Amazon and Barnes & Noble and will be released on June 28.

During her sixteen-year life, Atka traveled through many eastern states, visiting thousands of schools, libraries, and countless community events. This special wolf was known not only regionally, but also nationally and globally.

“I wrote this book to share how Atka was a very special wolf. His daily routine showed me that we all have what it takes to lead a happy and rich life. His story shows us how to enjoy our journey through acceptance, through friendships and the joy of being who we are,” Kral said.

The lessons learned from Atka’s life will inspire hope, acceptance and positive change in the lives of animal lovers around the world.

A portion of the proceeds will be donated to the Wolf Conservation Center.

About the Author:
Lois Kral has volunteered as an educator and animal care specialist at the Wolf Conservation Center (WCC) since 2006, where she helped raise three of the Ambassador Wolves and assisted the curator in caring for Atka. Lois traveled with Atka on her road trips through her teaching adventures, as well as her experiences with WCC programs. Watching him all these years has given him such a unique and rare perspective. Lois has been a retired public music educator for 35 years and lives with her cat, Macy Jane, and her horse, in Mexico.

About the artist:
Melissa Fischer grew up in rural New York, spending much of her youth roaming a nearby wildlife sanctuary or playing with her dogs, cats and other pets. Through these happy hours immersed in the world of nature and animals, Melissa developed a strong love for the natural world and its inhabitants. She drew and painted while traveling and hiking in various parts of the United States, particularly in national parks, and was artist-in-residence at Acadia National Park. Melissa is particularly fond of sketching from life and has filled many pages with sketches of Atka and other wolves at the Wolf Conservation Center.

Stacy O’Halloran
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