Frank Ceravolo is a graduate of Florida Atlantic University, and has degrees in both Administration and Biology. He is also a master falconer, and has utilized his extensive knowledge and experience with this ancient sport in developing a system which prevents collisions between aircraft and wildlife in an effort to save lives. An entrepreneur and inventor, he is currently the president of his own company which revolves around one of his patent-pending designs. He has also worked as a case manager and guardian of abused children in the State of Florida. A frequent traveler and adventurer, he enjoys meeting people of diverse cultures, and spending time appreciating some of the most beautiful locales in the world. Writing, scuba diving, surfing, and sport driving are among his passions.
The author's love and understanding of animals and people has led him to write 'Little Emil', a book which demonstrates not only a knowledge of animals, ecology and conservation, but also of the very human endeavor of working towards seemingly impossible goals, and achieving them with honor. Throughout his search for a goal he feels compelled to reach, little Emil, a tiny Florida Key Deer, learns about patience, courage, friendship, loyalty and love. As he and his little group of friends travel and encounter obstacles, dangers, enemies and compassionate helpers along the way, his journey becomes not only a physical one but also a spiritual one. It reflects the desires, needs, and rite of passage of human youngsters traveling toward maturity, expressing their needs for making decisions, breaking away from what they consider parental restrictions and obstacles, and finally learning to differentiate between good and bad influences. Along the way, the characters learn to drop previously held prejudices, and finally to fully understand the love and bonds of true friendship and of family.
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Little Emil Yek and the Search for the Giant Deer
by Frank Ceravolo
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Hopeful Little Emil, a curious little deer, sets off on an adventure alone to the Florida Keys to find his ancestors, even though his parents warned him of the dangers of the alligator lurking in the Everglades. Will his bravery reunite him with his family?
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