Feathersa children's book crafted for readers approximately 1 to 7 years of age, is now available! With original story and illustrations by East Tennessee native Julie L. Rabun, the book is a delightful story about community and friendship, told from the perspective of a diverse cast of birds. Rabun is an artist, illustrator, and graphic designer who has illustrated a number of previously published books, and she is the Art Department Chairperson and an Associate Professor of Art at Carson-Newman University. Every page in the book has a full-bleed color illustration which is a unique blend of photography, handmade drawing, and computer aided design. ISBN: 978-0-692-54875-2. Softcover book; 34 pages; 8" x 9.5" landscape format; cover art, complete story, and all illustrations by Julie L. Rabun; released from Sapling Grove Press in October 2015; retail price $20 plus shipping.

To purchase this book, please go to the STORE page of this web site. 

Also, this book is available by personally visiting either Dr. Susan Underwood or Mr. David Underwood in one of their respective faculty offices on the campus of Carson-Newman University ($20, cash or personal check, thank you).


Praise for FEATHERS:

"Julie Rabun’s FEATHERS is a charming look at making new friends and learning how to love each other’s differences. The book is a great read for anyone who has ever felt out of place, lost…or even a little homesick."           -- Mike Lowery, professor of Illustration at Savannah College of Art & Design, Atlanta; illustrator of GINGERBREAD MAN: LOOSE IN THE SCHOOL and Ken Jenning's JUNIOR GENIUS SERIES; author/illustrator of the forthcoming DOODLE ADVENTURES books.

"Children will love picking out the different kinds of birds in these gorgeous illustrations by Julie Rabun. But this book isn't just about birds. It's also about fine friends, feathered or not."           -- Anne Shelby, author The Adventures of Molly Whuppie and Other Appalachian Folktales, and The Man Who Lived in a Hollow Tree.