A universe that is inclusive, diverse, and speaks to all readers... John’s characters entertain, inspire.
Illustrations on this page are by Sarah Anderson, and appear throughout the Eco-Adventure Series books.
John Morano’s books are important. The Eco-Adventure Series elevate[s] our consciousness...to the possibility that a lifeform very different from our own is worth knowing, understanding, and saving.
John’s stories are entertaining while conveying the serious plights faced by some of our most imperiled life forms. The Eco-Adventure Series is giving a voice to creatures that can’t speak for themselves.
...[Morano has] creatively touched upon major subjects of contemporary interest, and I trust that [his] work will remain in print and discover a very large and appreciative audience.
Morano has the talent to connect with readers through prose that both informs and delights…He has great range as a writer…His books are delights: well researched and beautifully written, they contain powerful and important messages. He spins great tales that have meaning…written in creative, stylistic verve.
John has extended – if not introduced – environmentally-related topics such as scientific discovery, the perception of nature and technology, into broader sociological conversations on popular culture, American culture and literature…John’s writing engages new audiences and serves to make complex issues accessible for individual and community reflection and action.
…a warm story…a great deal of imagination…a good job of pulling the reader into the story…I can see novels some day as possible Disney movies.
So well researched, so tightly written, at times it’s difficult to tell where fact ends and fantasy begins.
His creative activity is very interesting…As a writer, he has been, and continues to be, a sense-maker…This should be applauded.
‘Don’t Tell Me the Ending!’ has a great deal of helpful advice for the beginner; informative and entertaining.
Morano redefines a classic genre. His eco-adventures speak to the young readers of today and allow them to look at the world around them and actually care about it. There are no ‘scare tactics’ needed. Good writing is naturally engaging.
Morano’s Eco-Adventure Series is triumphant on all fronts. He presents animals working alone, or in conjunction with humans, to reach uplifting, sometimes bittersweet conclusions. He pulls out, from our own everyday existence, the beautiful and dangerous world of birds, fish, and more without drenching those worlds in the violence that nature holds inherit; Morano never dips into the saccharine, however, and it is this balancing act that spotlights his talent as a writer and the sincere, adult heart behind all that he writes.
Morano has a clear, light style and can say a lot directly. He also has a fine sense of humor and makes you laugh out loud.
Morano challenges the reader to think, feel, and enjoy. I hope that no one passes up the opportunity to experience the message.
It’s scary how exact he is in depicting the animals. The books show how much understanding he has for animals.
[‘A Wing and a Prayer’] is simply wonderful...a beautiful story that should be required reading for all humans living on our fragile planet.
‘Makoona’ shows how lives so completely different can be torn apart, yet are so intertwined within nature without even thinking about it.