Harwich, MA, July 26, 2008 --(PR.com
)-- Dr. Marlene Clapp, a published researcher in the field of higher education, has written her first children’s book and published it on Lulu.com, the online marketplace for digital content.
Dr. Clapp was inspired to write her book “The Great Pika Pie Caper” while on honeymoon in Banff National Park with her husband, Jon, in May of 2006. The local pikas or “rock rabbits” won her affections. She came to realize, however, that widespread awareness of these magical creatures and their plight was lacking.
Dr. Clapp states: “The habitat of the American pika is being encroached upon by global warming. The threat to this delightful creature is unfortunately only one of many implications of global warming.”
The American pika has yet to be granted protection under the Endangered Species Act. Dr. Clapp wanted to capture the delightful nature of these creatures and win a place for them in hearts both young and old.