What people are Saying
Excitement and humor accompany Andre the Alpaca on his momentous Inca Trail journey as he learns about loss, courage, and friendship. Young readers are introduced to simple Spanish vocabulary describing the animals, geography, and food of the Inca Trail. But best of all, the story is gently wrapped in spiritual truths as we watch Andre's realization that God is with him in all circumstances. The clever prose and beautiful illustrations are sure to capture children's imaginations.
Kim Van Vlear
Director of DeepRoots Bible Curriculum
This is a very special book!
The characters are endearing, and each one demonstrates an admirable attribute. The Peruvian setting is both educational as well as visually vivid. Learning to trust in our loving Maker and in His sovereignty is the message that shines throughout the story. This important truth will encourage and inspire children
of all ages!
Adoptive Mother & Homeschooler
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Elementary/Jr. High Teacher
Author: K.A. Reyes
Kendra Ann Walker-Reyes, known as Mrs. Reyes to her students, is deeply inspired by nature, children, and her family. Her husband Steven was born and raised in Peru. Together, they have often visited family and explored this extraordinary country. Kendra and Steven have three grown children: Kenneth, Kristen, and Kameron. Kendra loves teaching children, especially about God’s creations. She has been teaching since 1999 and plans to continue as long as God calls her to.
Illustrator: Jake Metzgar
Jake Metzgar is a digital artist, graphic designer, and animator. He has a Bachelor’s Degree in Fine Arts
and Design. Jake is the oldest of six children, three of whom were adopted from China. Jake enjoys drawing, experimenting in Photoshop, going to the beach, and staying physically active. This is the first book he has illustrated, and he trusts that the Lord will lead him toward success in being a full-time artist.
Editor: Kristen E. Reyes
Kristy Reyes is an editor, writer, and academic. She has a degree in English Literature and Honors Humanities. She also plans to pursue graduate education and licensure in the field of Marriage and Family Therapy to help people better understand and navigate themselves, relationships, and life. She loves to hike, camp, and travel to continually experience the world in new ways. Kristen considers her Peruvian heritage an important part of her family's story.