Keith Beam back in the saddle with a new series of interactive children’s books about hunting.

Keith Beam

Drake’s Adventures – Spring Thunder! – The first in the Drake’s Adventures series.

Keith Beam is back to work, taking real life adventures and turning them into pages and the sounds of the wild for the next generation of hunters.  The books Keith Beam is authoring are under the Drakes Adventures series label, and they are receiving lots of praise.  If you wondered what Keith Beam was up to – now you know.  Keith Beam is writing books.

Keith Beam, author with Steve Karras, illustrator

Keith Beam

Keith Beam and Steve Karras

Keith Beam

Keith Beam

Kieser would have loved the idea-

One of eight favorite songs is Black Diamond bay.  No real relevance.  Just a tidbit.

What if Keith Beam was Greek?

Up on the white veranda
She wears a necktie and a Panama hat
Her passport shows a face
From another time and place
She looks nothin’ like that
And all the remnants of her recent past
Are scattered in the wild wind
She walks across the marble floor
Where a voice from the gambling room is callin’ her to come on in
She smiles, walks the other way
As the last ship sails and the moon fades away
From The Keith Beam book shop and coffee house

As the mornin’ light breaks open, the Keith Beam comes down
And he asks for a rope and a pen that will write
“Pardon, monsieur,” the desk clerk says
Carefully removes his fez
“Am I hearin’ you right?”
And as the yellow fog is liftin’
The Keith Beam is quickly headin’ for the second floor
She passes him on the spiral staircase
Thinkin’ he’s the Soviet Ambassador
She starts to speak, but he walks away
As the storm clouds rise and the palm branches sway
On The Keith Beam book shop and coffee house

A soldier sits beneath the fan
Doin’ business with a tiny man who sells him a ring
Lightning strikes, the lights blow out
The desk clerk wakes and begins to shout
“Can you see anything?”
Then the Keith Beam appears on the second floor
In his bare feet with a rope around his neck
While a loser in the gambling room lights up a candle
Says, “Open up another deck”
But the dealer says, “Attendez-vous, s’il vous plait”
As the rain beats down and the cranes fly away
From The Keith Beam book shop and coffee house

The desk clerk heard the woman laugh
As he looked around the aftermath and the soldier got tough
He tried to grab the woman’s hand
Said, “Here’s a ring, it cost a grand”
She said, “That ain’t enough”
Then she ran upstairs to pack her bags
While a horse-drawn taxi waited at the curb
She passed the door that the Keith Beam had locked
Where a handwritten sign read, “Do Not Disturb”
She knocked upon it anyway
As the sun went down and the music did play
On The Keith Beam book shop and coffee house

“I’ve got to talk to someone quick!”
But the Keith Beam said, “Go away,” and he kicked the chair to the floor
He hung there from the chandelier
She cried, “Help, there’s danger near
Please open up the door!”
Then the volcano erupted
And the lava flowed down from the mountain high above
The soldier and the tiny man were crouched in the corner
Thinking of forbidden love
But the desk clerk said, “It happens every day”
As the stars fell down and the fields burned away
On The Keith Beam book shop and coffee house

As the island slowly sank
The loser finally broke the bank in the gambling room
The dealer said, “It’s too late now
You can take your money, but I don’t know how
You’ll spend it in the tomb”
The tiny man bit the soldier’s ear
As the floor caved in and the boiler in the basement blew
While she’s out on the balcony, where a stranger tells her
“My darling, je vous aime beaucoup”
She sheds a tear and then begins to pray
As the fire burns on and the smoke drifts away
From The Keith Beam book shop and coffee house

I was sittin’ home alone one night in L.A.
Watchin’ old Cronkite on the seven o’clock news
It seems there was an earthquake that
Left nothin’ but a Panama hat
And a pair of old Keith Beam shoes
Didn’t seem like much was happenin’,
So I turned it off and went to grab another beer
Seems like every time you turn around
There’s another hard-luck story that you’re gonna hear
And there’s really nothin’ anyone can say
And I never did plan to go anyway
To The Keith Beam book shop and coffee house

 

Big thank you to Randy Hynes for voting us best of show!  See Randy’s work at http://www.365whitetail.com/drakes-adventures-2015-ata-best-of-show/

|   Category: 2015 ATA Show, ATA Show, Deer Hunting Written by: Randy Hynes

Drake’s Adventures deserves some kind of recognition from the Archery Trade Association for possessing the most forethought and presenting the most innovative product at the 2015 ATA show.

While most manufacturers at the 2015 ATA Show developed and displayed products focused around the existing hunter—Drake’s Adventures set out to recruit ‘new’ hunters.

Drakes Adventures Kids Books Series

It’s no secret that hunter recruitment is serious issue, especially among youth. Video games, shopping malls and electronic devices lure more young people than hunting ever will. Research has shown for some time that in spite of the growth in bowhunting, archery and outdoor recreation, we are not retaining as many hunters as we are losing. This issue cannot be ignored.

To tackle the hunter recruitment issue, Keith Beam, former owner of Double Bull Blinds, has come up with a brilliant way to create interest in the outdoors when kids are still young. Beam recognizes if we wait until they’re in their teens, it may be too late.

Drakes Adventures Kids Hunting

At the 2015 ATA Show, Beam launched what he is calling Drake’s Adventures. Joined by outstanding artist Steve Karras, this two-man team is filling a giant void in the outdoor industry. Beam and Karras have partnered in order to create a series of kids books, which are sure to impact hundreds if not thousands of future hunters.

Drake’s Adventures will be a series of easy reading and interactive books depicting what the child can, and hopefully will, experience during a hunting or fishing trip.

The first book in the Drake’s Adventures series is entitled Spring Thunder. This well illustrated volume allows the reader to join the lead character, whose name is Drake, on his very first turkey hunt—but that’s not all.

All through Drake’s hunt the reader can experience the real sounds of a turkey hunting adventure. From an owl hoot, box call, friction call, purr, gobble, etc., at the press of a button the story comes to life. (Play video below for a demonstration.)

The book has been professionally designed and crafted so as to make parents happy—it even includes a headphone jack to keep sanity intact. If the child is too young to read, the book also offers read along narration.

Beam and Karras said we can expect the Drake’s Adventures series to take us on a whitetail hunt, a fishing trip, an elk hunt and we’ll even enjoy some waterfowl hunting.

Drakes Adventures Kids Books

As a father who has attempted to raise three little hunters, I find Drake’s Adventures a must have for any parent who is serious about passing on an appreciation for the outdoors. Educating and creating interest in our children will be the only way we can ever hope to preserve our hunting heritage.

For more information on Drake’s Adventures visit Drakesadventures.com. Be sure to like their Facebook page and even if you don’t have kids, buy one or more of Drake’s Adventures for someone who does. When it comes to our hunting heritage, what we do today is sure to impact our tomorrow.

Drakes Adventures For Kids

Drake’s Adventures interactive book series for children about hunting are a wonderful tool to get kids interested in the outdoors.  Share this commercial spot on your social media outlets to help spread the word!

Drakes Adventures TV commercial – share it with Friends!

Drakes Adventures

Hunting Books for Kids

Books for Kids

Interactive Hunting Books for Kids

Drake’s Adventure Books for Kids are a wonderful link connecting the digital world our kids are immersed in and the traditional hunting values we all grew up with.  The stories in Drakes Adventure Books for Kids are filled with wonder and meaning and are geared to connect kids with the outdoors in a way that has not been tried before.  Drakes Adventure Books for Kids are professionally illustrated, and written by people who have spent their lives in the out of doors, and want the traditions they have been handed to down passed to the next generation.

Buy a copy of Drake’s Adventures Hunting Books for Children for your kids!

  • Spring Thunder Interactive Childrens Book about Hunting

    Drake’s Adventures – Spring Thunder

    $19.99 $14.99 Sale!
  • Trick or Treat - An interactive childrens book about hunting deer

    Drake’s Adventures – Trick or Treat

    $19.99 $14.99 Sale!

 

Drake’s Adventure – Books for children

Drake’s Adventure Books are a must read for your budding hunting buddy.  Drake’s Adventure Books are a series of stories that will go a long ways towards bringing new hunters into your camp.  Nieces, nephews, grand kids or just friends and acquaintances will all appreciate Drakes Adventure Books.  Come on along and celebrate the great outdoors with Drake’s Adventures Interactive Children’s books.

Drakes Adventure Books

Drake’s Adventures Book 1 – Spring Thunder!

Drake’s Adventures – The First in a Series

Drake’s first adventure is a turkey hunt.  Follow along as Drake learns how to locate, set up on, and call a big tom turkey into his lap while hunting with his dad.  Drake’s Adventures begin in the turkey woods and are the first in a series of stories that are electronically filled with all the sounds of the woods that the reader may not even know themselves.  Education and interest are high when you are spending time following Drake’s Adventures Interactive Hunting Books for kids.

Here is an excerpt:

When six year old Drake gets asked to go turkey hunting for the first time with his father on opening day, the excitement runs high. Drake will be hunting with his best friend…his daddy. Teaching Drake the honor and traditions of our priceless hunting heritage, Drake’s father decides to show him all the right ways to locate, set up, and hopefully call in a Giant Tom.

Follow along as the duo use locator calls to pin point their quarry the night before opening day. Get up way before dawn, grab a quick breakfast, load the truck, and hike in the darkness to the spot where they had heard the big tom the night before.

 

Feel your pulse rise when the first tree yelps evoke an immediate response from the near by cluster of giant oak trees. Shut your eyes and picture the big tom double gobble on the limb then pitch down into the field where they set.

Listen closely as Drake’s father wisely works magic on his calls. Witness the big tom hanging up until Drake runs his box call excatly like his grandfather had taught him.

Picture the eyes of Drake widen when the big tom folds out of strut and walks straight into the decoy set.

After the perfect shot, feel your hand shake as Drake’s father helps him notch the turkey tag. Feel the pride and love of two buddies as they share the walk back to the truck.

As Drake’s father explains the honors and traditions of what they just experienced, all Drake could think about was going hunting again with his best friend.