Park Record: Young Readers Can Take Flight with Ole's Dark Sky Journey

“Olé’s Dark Sky Journey” is the 10th installment in Lucky Penny Publication's national park series. The first book of the series, “Buzzy and the Redrock Canyons” was published in 2016, and features Buzzy, a honey bee, which takes readers on a tour of Utah’s five national parks — Arches, Bryce Canyon, Canyonlands, Capitol Reef and Zion’s.

Other books of the series include 2019’s “The Secret Life of Phil” where an endangered black-footed ferret explores the Black Hills of Wyoming and South Dakota, and her last book, “The Bird That Lives in Paradise,” which is about a red-shafted northern flicker that tours the Washington State Parks and Mount St. Helens National Volcanic Monument.

While “Olé’s Dark Sky Journey” is available on Amazon and, it is already available at a number of Utah State Park visitors’ centers including Edges of the Cedars, Fremont Indian, Antelope Island, Goblin Valley as well as Capital Reef National Park and Zion Mountain Ranch near Zion’s National Park, which have all ordered copies.

“One of the joys of the print-on-demand model is that we can change the cover to match the areas where the books are being sold,” Marsted said. “Also, if readers find inaccuracies, we can make changes in the next printing within 48 hours.”

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