John Mitchell was born in Stanley, Wisconsin and attended Wisconsin area schools until the summer before his junior year, when he moved to Crown Point, Indiana with his parents. A graduate of the class of 1965, he later enlisted in the US Air Force, serving in Vietnam and at Grissom AFB. He is a graduate of Purdue University, with a BA in Communications. He worked in the metal fabrication industry for 32 years in purchasing before he retired. He resides in La Porte, Indiana with his wife. They have two adult children and four grandchildren. He is a cancer survivor and a disabled veteran. This is his second book.
About the book
In today’s society, bats have a bad reputation. Many think they all have rabies or other diseases, they fly into peoples’ hair, or they are vampires, and many people are afraid of them. They are not a cuddly little creature because they have sharp teeth and claws. But little brown bats, the most common bat in the United States, are very beneficial mammals to mankind because of all the insects they consume. While bats are not yet on the endangered species list, they are considered threatened.
John presents in this educational story 24 hours in the life of a little brown bat. This started out as a poem, and evolved into the story you have before you.
The book is illustrated by Paul Crosley, who currently resides in Lowell, Indiana. Paul is a retiree from Ford Motor Co. in Chicago Heights, IL.
Page is under construction and much more will be coming soon.
June 14, 2018