Shade: A Very Smart Raven

Sedona author Diane Phelps Budden is intrigued by ravens, and has published a children’s story on the subject — Shade: A Story About a Very Smart Raven. The book was published with support from a City of Sedona 2009 Emerging Artist grant.

The tale is inspired by a true story, shared with Budden by Sedona resident Emily Cory. The book follows Shade, as Cory trains her to help rescue people lost in the Arizona desert. The book is available through  and at Arizona booksellers. For more information, visit

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