A sixth grade project becomes the author & illustrator's "Pride & Joy."


The Eagle and I by Dan Waltz


This is where it all started. I wrote this book in 1975. I was in 6th Grade. I still have it today and I preserve it in acid free plastic. It is my pride and joy. I painstakingly scanned each brittle page to preserve it digitally for all to enjoy. It's school projects like this one that make lasting impacts on ones future.


The Eagle & I


I truly believe that anyone can do what I do, if they want to bad enough. All it takes is drive and persistance and a want. I posted this book as inpiration and to prove to you that I was not born with a gift. As you can see, the drawings in this book are not anything out of what any ordinary 6th grader can do. I worked hard to get to where I am today, and if I can do it, so can you... "Follow your dreams!"


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