Why Do Some Say Yes To Unknown Places?

Spanning a period of hundreds of years, The Yawning Rabbit River
Chronicle follows the plight of a river and its heroes, both human
and animal, who embark on unusual and magical journeys. Heroes
such as a thieving rabbit with the courage to do great things, a
deer who transforms as night falls,an unusual and magical coin-
headed boy, a brave boy and girl who know more than you might
think, a dapper rat with a heart of gold – all of whom battle
curses, ghostly demons, monsters, and other strange creatures
to bring life and safety to the river they love.

This is the story of an epic struggle of good versus evil-a story
that won’t let you go until the last puzzle piece drops into place.


Who Wants to Go on an Adventure?




“Janine Kimmel’s book, The Yawning Rabbit River Chronicle certainly qualifies as creative.
I say that as a creativity researcher. As a reader I would simply say, “It is delightful.”

—Amit Goswami
Ph.D., Author of How Quantum Activism Can Save Civilization.


“A marvelous story of nature, natural resources and what we are doing to the earth,
greed, prejudice, mystery, and kindness…”

—Phyllis Juried
Publisher (Today’s Parent)


“Truly great stories have a wonderful capacity to teach enormous truths as they enchant and entertain.
I predict that both the young and the young at heart will make J.L. Kimmel’s The Yawning Rabbit River
Chronicle a new classic because it is filled to the brim with warmth, humor, richness, and mystery
that is life itself. David Ceccarelli’s illustrations are icing on a delicious cake that is sure to be
savored by young adults today and by their children and grandchildren for generations to come!”

—David McMillian, LPC,LMFT
Host (Strategies for Living Radio)


“This is an enchanting book filled with warmth, mystery and humor. The writing and illustrations bring
Nub and Nil’s journey to life in a manner that will captivate readers of all ages. J.L. Kimmel and
David Ceccarelli have made a major contribution to Children’s Literature through
The Yawning Rabbit River Chronicle. This river journey will win your heart.”

Patrick O’neill
Author and Consultant (Extraordinary Conversations)




About the Authors


J. L. Kimmel, RN, MTS, is a writer, artist, therapist, and teacher. She is the author and artist of the award-winning children’s book The Magic Gown. Creating enchanted worlds combined with realism and her love for nature is what she does best. She lives in Locust, NJ.



Artist and writer David Ceccarelli is the author and illustrator of the children’s fiction short story L’Irresistibile Richiamo Dell’Acciuga (The Irresitible Call of the Anchovy). He loves to draw the bizarre and unreal, always looking for details and nuances in everyday life and on his many adventures throughout the year. He lives in Prato (Tuscany), Italy.