Statesville, NC -- (SBWIRE) -- 06/12/2014 -- The extra-sensory skills of animals have long been under scrutiny and, as one new book proves, there’s an abundance of documented evidence to make it clear that animals can more than notice things beyond human perception. ‘Lulu The Snow Goat’, by Joe Sinclair, shares the compelling real-life story of a goat who predicts snow.
Thankfully, Lulu’s efforts didn’t go unnoticed. In fact, her predictions were acted on by local schools, inspired a unique scholarship fund and captured the attentions and hearts of the nation.
Lulu the Snow Goat is the remarkable true story of a Nubian goat living on a farm in North Carolina who always knows when snow is coming. Even when meteorologists fail to predict it, without fail Lulu heads to the barn and snuggles up in the hay…and a few hours later, snow begins to fall.
Soon Lulu’s owner Earl realizes that the only time she goes to the barn is when it is going to snow. And so, the next time he sees Lulu head to the barn, Earl alerts school superintendent Joe Sinclair so he can close the schools in time to keep kids safe at home.
But when Lulu’s “prediction” doesn’t match the local meteorologist’s, Dr. Joe decides to ignore Earl’s advice. A few hours later, the buses are struggling to stay on the road due to the ice and snow that has fallen.
Dr. Joe decides to trust Lulu’s instincts from then on, no matter how foolish he might look taking advice from a goat!
“Lulu’s story is especially amazing as she became something of a national hero and even inspired the ‘Lulu Scholarship Fund for Needy Kids’, which has helped send many students to college,” says Sinclair. “Her story will enthrall children and their families. Best of all – it’s true!”
Continuing, “Many people look at animals and see passive creatures who live for the moment. However, more and more evidence points toward the fact that animals can see, hear and achieve things beyond the grasp of humans. Lulu’s story is incredibly well documented and is a state treasure in North Carolina, so there’s no denying its legitimacy.”
With the book’s popularity increasing, interested readers are urged to purchase their copies as soon as possible.
‘Lulu The Snow Goat’ is available now: http://amzn.to/1pDxOzd.
About Joe Sinclair
An athlete, author, and educator, Joe Sinclair has written books about his careers as a marathon runner and educational leader: Putting Life on the Finish Line and The Marathon Called Educational Leadership. His latest publication, Lulu the Snow Goat, is the true story of a snow-predicting goat, written for children.
Joe Sinclair has devoted more than forty-five years of his life to promoting the education of young people. Former North Carolina Superintendent of the Year, he holds a BS in health and physical education from Appalachian State University, a master’s in physical education and a master’s in educational leadership from North Carolina A&T State University, a specialist degree in educational leadership from Western Carolina University, and a doctorate in educational leadership from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro.
Sinclair lives with his wife, Claryce, in Statesville, North Carolina.