Julian Edelman Wrote A Children’s Book Featuring ‘Tom The Goat’

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Noted New England Patriots wide receiver Julian Edelman is also an author. His memoir came out earlier this year but, like me, he’s also a children’s author. You may not know that, but the wideout has already released one children’s book, Flying High, and has another one on the way.

This book, though illustrated and definitely not real, does seem to have some very deliberate inspiration. For example, Edelman’s nickname is “the squirrel,” so it’s no surprise that the main character is a squirrel named Jules.

Flying High 2 was released on Edelman’s website on Friday and features the story of said squirrel getting some help from a goat named Tom to beat some Falcons and oh I get what’s going on here.

Let’s see if you can figure it out for yourself with a summary of the book’s plot.

The book, a second in the series, is about a scrappy squirrel named Jules who teaches young readers about persevering and believing in themselves. Back with his toughest challenge yet, Jules teams up with his friends Tom the Goat, Danny the Fox and Dont’a the Rhino to face the furious falcons.

Right. I think I got the inspiration here. The Superdigital-published project is a collaboration between Edelman and a creative partner, Assaf Swissa. The book was illustrated by David Leonard who even made an adorable GIF that probably spoils the ending that, like death, you already knew was coming.

It looks like a good time was had by all. Except, as usual, Falcons fans