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Hi gang! Gael here. Well, I have something special to share with you today. Let me introduce you to my sister, who has just become the third published author in the family (after me, then Eric). I don't know if you know this, but I come from a family of four sisters and we're all very close (and all very different!). I'm the oldest (read: Boss of the World and Self-Appointed Protector of the Youngers whether they liked/needed it or not). My sister, Shana, is second-born (read: Diplomat, Peacekeeper, The Responsible One, and as I recall, the One Foley Girl Who Kept Her Room Clean Without Having To Be Yelled At during childhood, lol).
Well, Shana's debut book is a charming children's book for Ages 6-8, and its release is perfectly timed for the Autumn. If you love visiting Harvest Farm Festivals at this time of year, you're going to get a serious case of the warm fuzzies sharing this one with your kids.
Rosco the Rascal Visits the Pumpkin Patch is a chapter book for 6-8 year olds (paperback, 130 pages, $6.29) about a playful, oversized dog and his human family--especially the kids, Mandy and James. Shana describes Rosco like this:
"Although he is purebred German Shepherd, I like to say that Rosco is also a mix of several things: he's one part curious child, one part troublemaking puppy, one part loyal companion, one part junk-yard-dog, and one part hero."
Of course, this story has nothing to do with rattlesnakes, but follows Rosco and his family along on their annual visit to a Autumn Farm Festival (which I just love going to at this time of year!). It's perfect for kids who are making progress with their independent reading, or for a read-along for younger kids. If you'd like to read my full interview with Shana, (writing under her married name as Shana Gorian) please visit E.G. Foley website here. Or visit her website at www.ShanaGorian.com. Thanks for dropping by!