The Very Tall Tale of Ranger and Keys by Danielle A. Vann

The Very Tall Tale of Ranger and Keys

Written by Danielle A. Vann
Illustrated by
Part of the Adventures of Ranger and Keys Series


The Very Tall Tale of Ranger and Keys by Danielle A. Vann

Ranger, the Great Pyrenees, and the adorable skunk, Miss Keys meet on Miss Darlene's sweet twenty-two-acre farm. Keys finds a new home on the farm after her momma, Daffodil, the real stinker, heard that a circus train had pulled into town. Just like that, she trades a skunk's life for the bright lights of being a superstar. The unlikely duo of doggie and skunk grow quite well on the farm, but dream of their own adventurous tale. The two pack a bag and set off to see the world. Soon the news of their travels spreads far and wide, and the best friends take in some amazing sights. That is until one night when the snow sets in and the pair starts yelping for help. Join Ranger and Keys as they learn that home is the best place to be as long as you have your best friend by your side. Join Ranger, the Great Pyrenees, and his skunk friend, Miss Keys as they set off to see the world. News spreads far and wide of the unlikely traveling duo of doggie and skunk. The pair takes in some amazing sights until one night when the snow sets in. A ranch-hand comes to their rescue and sees the pair home. Along the way, Ranger and Keys learn that home is the best place to be as long as you have your best friend, no matter how unusual, by your side. The Very TALL Tale of Ranger, the Great Pyrenees and His Friend, the Adorable Miss Keys take children off a wacky farm and into the wildly famous, yet zany adventures of an unlikely traveling duo of doggie and skunk. At the heart of the story, children learn that no matter their circumstances life is always better when you have a friend.


Charmingly written and illustrated by Danielle A. Vann, The Very Tall Tale of Ranger the Great Pyrenees and his Adorable Friend Miss Keys is especially recommended for children ages 4 to 7 and will prove to be an enduringly popular addition to family, preschool, elementary school, and community library picture book collections.--Midwest Book Review (12/02/2016)

About the Author

Danielle A. Vann grew up in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. As the only child, she loved to write stories and create wild characters at an early age. That love of writing sparked her career in journalism. She was a news reporter and anchor before she married her husband, Todd. After having three children, the idea of writing children's books intrigued her. Her best source of inspiration is often her children's zany antics. When she isn't writing you can find her in digging in her organic garden, running and training for the next race, or playing chef in her kitchen. She currently lives in Mansfield, Texas. To learn more, visit

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1st September 2016



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