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Richard R. Davison (Ricky), Puddles of Ithaca

This book was inspired by Dorinda Roxanna Garcia Davison as a suggestion to husband, Richard Raymond Davison. He was always talking about Puddles of Ithaca. True story!


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Puddles of Ithaca – Richard R. Davison : Xlibris…


The home of the Guerlac family in Ithaca, New York.  It was the place of major neighborhood gatherings and fun for children and pets.  Puddles would follow little Ricky there and join Sophie (the Guerlac family’s poodle), and all the children from nearby homes would play all summer long.

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Richard R. Davison (Ricky), Puddles of Ithaca

Richard R. Davison (Ricky), Puddles of Ithaca. Purchases are very much appreciated.

Richard R. Davison (Ricky), Puddles of Ithaca

Richard R. Davison (Ricky), Puddles of Ithaca.

English Translation of Cousin Hugo Fontela’s Newest Award as a Great Painter

April 16 via Twitter

  • Hugo Fontela, Prince of Girona Foundation Arts and Literature Award 2014

    Hugo Fontela, Prince of Girona Foundation Arts and Literature Award 2014

    The Prince of Girona Foundation Awards will be presented in June during the IMPULSA Forum
    @RicardodeEspana on Twitter · April 16 at 6:36am via Twitter

Hugo Fontela, Premio Fundación Príncipe de Girona –

Hugo Fontela, Premio Fundación Príncipe de Girona –

Profile, Richard R. Davison, Puddles of Ithaca


Richard Raymond Davison is a retired educator who has embarked on an exciting writing career. His first book is Puddles of Ithaca, published by and illustrated by It is a non-fiction storybook/picture book, about the wonderful relationship of a small boy (the author) and his beloved mixed-breed beagle dog. It takes place in an historic neighborhood, sixty plus years ago, on East Hill in Ithaca, New York. The neighborhood was surrounded by both Ithaca College and Cornell University buildings, students, professors, and the environment was outstanding. Mr. Davison is married to another educator, Dorinda Garcia Davison, and his children, Michele Davison Espinoza and Roxanne Davison Moreno, are very supportive of Mr. Davison’s writing endeavors. He has over one hundred freelanced articles published on the Internet with and the Yahoo!, Contributors Network. His studies include graduating from Ithaca High School, studying further at Ithaca’s Cascadilla Preparatory School, on the Cornell University campus, and then attending and graduating with degrees from the University of Tampa (BS, Education), the University of South Florida (MA, Gifted Education), and the University of Florida (Ed.S, Educational Leadership). He also studied with the Institute of Children’s Literature and the Nikon School of Photography. Mr. and Mrs. Davison met at the University of Tampa and married on the same day they graduated. They have four grandchildren: Mikayla Dorinda, Sebastian Alejandro, Manuel Ricardo and Nicholas Eduardo. They travel to Spain as often as they can to visit Mrs. Davison’s relatives and have visited Italy, the Greek islands, and Turkey. When they can they also like to visit places in the United States, and especially New York State, Georgia, North and South Carolina, Virginia and California.

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