Curious creatures, wondrous waifs – my life with animals’ by Ed Kostro is a wonderful book that takes the reader along the highway of Ed’s life.  

Beginning with Ed’s earliest memory at the age of three, Ed recalls each animal that made an impact on his life and made him into the caring, animal advocate that he is today.

Shaped by the careful nurturing of his grandmother’s interests of all living things, Ed grew up in a household filled with grandmothers, their dogs, and secret snakes in basements kept as pets.

This book will charm the reader and encourage a deep love and respect for all God’s creatures. Parts of it are very sad, and parts are very funny and you'll find yourself laughing and crying alternately, such is Ed's vibrant story-telling.

St. Francis of Assisi’s Prayer for Animals (taken from Ed’s book) sums it up:

‘God, Our Heavenly Father, You created the world to serve humanity’s needs, and to lead us to You. By our own fault, we have lost the beautiful relationship we once had with all Your creatures. Help us to see that by restoring our relationship with You, we will restore it with all animals. Give us the grace to see all animals as gifts from You, and to treat these animals with respect.’   

You can get a copy of Ed’s book from  and

Ed has his own section on this website which has articles and poems listed. For more details, click here

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