The Adventures of Onyx and The Gales of November
One windy, November day, a cry for help comes into the Coast Guard Station in St. Ignace, Michigan. A plane has crashed on Mackinac Island and it's up to The Guardians of the Straits to answer the call. The Coasties quickly rush to their motor lifeboat, along with their newest and most fearless crewmember, Onyx the dog, leading the way. After a harrowing boat ride in gale winds and dangerously high waves, the Coasties still have to fight their way through the debris on the island to look for survivors. What they find in the wreckage surprises everyone but Onyx, who proves to be a hero once again.
Ensign Benson Books LLC, 9780989284608, 32pp.
Publication Date: July 16, 2013
About the Author
Tyler Benson is from St. Louis, Michigan. He has served in the United States Coast Guard for more than 18 years. He began writing short stories about his search and rescue adventures in the Coast Guard to educate his three young daughters about what Daddy does when he goes on duty for 48 hours at a time. He wanted his daughters to learn the importance of service to their country and helping those in need. To help his daughters better understand his job, Tyler wrote the stories featuring his real station's morale dog, Onyx. These stories soon evolved into a dream. This dream would be a tribute and a way to bring recognition to all who serve or have served in the United States Coast Guard. Tyler is still currently serving in the United States Coast Guard in Highlands, New Jersey, where he lives with his wife, Kristy, and four children.
David Geister is a Minneapolis, Minnesota-based artist who specializes in historical art, picture book illustrations and landscape paintings. He has illustrated over a dozen children's books including, The Adventures of Onyx series, B is for Battlecry, and Surviving the Hindenburg, to name a few.