Patricia A. Thorpe was a resident of Wisconsin for most of her life until she retired from Certegy as a credit card manager in 2003. In 2006, she moved to Mesa, Arizona where she resides today. She returns to Wisconsin where she spends time with her four sons and five grandchildren during the summer months. During the seven years Patricia lived on Lake Kristine in northern Wisconsin, she found herself looking out of the large window from her dining room. From there she observed many different kinds of birds and animals interacting with one another. The memories of buying children's books for her sons led her to decide to create a children's book with a story line about a hummingbird she lovingly called "Harry." She hopes to create other children's books in the future for young children to enjoy and assist them in learning important life lessons. Patricia recalls buying many children's books when her sons were young children. She felt reading to her children was paramount and bought many children's books to read to them as learning methods. When her sons were going to start school, she found a book that she felt could assist them in learning what they may experience and feel on their first few days of school. Patricia found a book to help her sons learn their ABCs, simple math calculations, the importance of following the Golden Rule and most importantly lessons from Aesop's Fables.
The story line of this book was created from the pleasure I attained while looking out of a large window at my lake property in Wisconsin. Over many years, as I drank my morning coffee or ate my lunch at noon, I observed in wonderment many different kinds of animals and birds interacting with one another. Nature continued to illustrate further observations that I hope to share as additional story lines in the future. "Harry" is the name I lovingly gave to a hummingbird that I believed had acted in a manner that could be created into a children's book as a learning method. Perhaps, this book can be enjoyed by children and can assist them in learning the importance of sharing. If you enjoyed reading Harry the Hummingbird and how he learned to share, you may also enjoy reading Chucky the Black Squirrel who learned not to fear or judge others before getting to know them, or The Canada Goslings Lilly and Scooter who learned to never give up and keep trying until they accomplish their goal.