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Carl Pickhardt Ph.D.
3311 Bryker Drive
Austin, Texas
512 - 451- 6820

"...Bred to a harder thing
Than Triumph, turn away
And like a laughing string
Whereon mad fingers play
Amid a place of stone,
Be secret and exult,
Because of all things known
That is most difficult."
W.B. Yeats

"Certain it is that all other ambition whatsoever seemed poor in his eyes compared with work which he had in hand; seeing that the matter at issue is either nothing or a thing so great it may well be content with its own merit, without seeing other recompense."
Francis Bacon

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Written for the author's two youngest children, THE CURIOUS CREATURES describes a community of fantasy characters who struggle to get along with each other while differences keep getting in their way. Humorously told, each of these fourteen stories has a lesson about living to teach -- about braving fear, about playing jokes that aren't funny, about being greedy, about competing to be better than others, for example. Most of all, these stories are about creatures helping each other, and how difficult helping can be.