The Shirley Heinze
Land Trust is announcing the publication of a children’s book, entitled
Red’s Nature Adventure, written in collaboration with Indiana author
James B. Dworkin, with illustrations by Munster artist Michael Chelich. The
story is set in several of Shirley Heinze’s Northwest Indiana Nature
Readers follow an
Irish setter named Red, as he and his human friends head out for a day of
exploration in nature. Along the way, adventurous Red meets other animal
friends who offer him guidance and teach him about the natural habitats in
which they live.
The book’s detailed
illustrations, characters, and educational content make it suitable for
people of all ages. Richly illustrated scenes depict actual Heinze Trust
nature preserves located in Chesterton, Valparaiso, Portage, Hobart,
Michigan City, Gary, Hammond, and South Bend. The book also includes an
appendix that explains what a nature preserve is, why protecting these
places is important, and how readers can visit them.
“Shirley Heinze has
a long tradition of book publishing, and this book offers an engaging way to
introduce children as well as adults to our nature preserves”, Executive
Director Kristopher Krouse said. “Our hope is to encourage readers to visit
their local nature preserves, and to develop a lifelong appreciation and
enjoyment of the natural world.”
Adventure is the third children’s book produced by Dworkin and Chelich.
“I hope people of all ages will enjoy reading about Red’s adventures”,
Dworkin said. “I also hope they will learn about and visit the wonderful
natural places that Shirley Heinze Land Trust protects.” To schedule a book
reading or signing, contact Jim Dworkin at email@example.com or call
Proceeds from sales
of the book benefit the land conservation work of Shirley Heinze Land Trust.
To learn more and purchase a copy, visit