Coming Fall 2020!
A Spooky Halloween Adventure!
Big-hearted Janie and scaredy-cat Nell return in a spooky Halloween adventure. It's a glorious fall day in Vermont, filled with leaves and pumpkins, when our heroes decide to go exploring. They find themselves in front of the curiously named "Keep Out" manor, where they meet an unexpected creature. Is it a zombie, as Nell has convinced herself? (And can you find him hiding here and there through the story?) A chase ensues, but who's chasing whom? Will the duo learn something new about being afraid and dealing with things that hide under the bed?
Many Vermont locations featured!
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The Tiniest Owl
Author/Illustrator: Paul Laud
Hard Cover; Trim 11"x8-1/2", Page Count 32
Publisher: Onion River Press, Burlington, VT
Release/On Sale Date: August 15, 2020
ISBN Number: 978-1-949066-71-5
Library of Congress Control Number: 2020908535
Suggested Retail Price: $24.99
Direct Wholesale Partner: Ingram Distributors
A special shout out to these fine establishments:
Bear Pond Books
Bear Pond Books Stowe
The Big "E"
Blue Paddle Bistro
Bookstock Literary Festival
Champlain Valley Fair
Country Christmas Loft
Flying Pig Books
Next Chapter Bookstore
Peak Veterinary Referral Center
Pet Food Warehouse
Phoenix Books Burlington
Phoenix Books Essex
Phoenix Books Rutland
St. Barnabas Health System
Shelburne Country Store
Stowe Kitchen Bath & Linens
Vermont Gift Barn and Gallery
Vermont Flannel Barre
Vermont Flannel Burlington
Vermont Flannel Ferrisburg
Vermont Flannel Woodstock
and many others!
The Christmas Book
The House that Santa (Almost) Missed is a whimsical, rhyming tale about a Christmas Eve snowstorm that buries one house so deep that Santa winds up passing it by. James and Alissa, the family’s two children, spend Christmas Eve arguing about who will get the most presents. Meanwhile Janie, a big-hearted, lumbering dog, and her sidekick, a little white cat named Nell, brave the snowy night in an adventure to rescue Christmas for the family’s two children.
After failing to grab Santa’s attention on his busiest night of the year, Janie and Nell wrap some of their most treasured pet-toys and set them under the tree for their beloved little humans. Labeling the well-loved toys with scribbled tags, Janie and Nell hope that these gifts will be a last-ditch effort to save Christmas morning.
Santa finally does arrive, leaving gifts for James and Alissa. When the kids open the gifts wrapped clumsily by Janie and Nell they conclude that these are very special gifts intended by the dog and cat for each other. The story ends with a happy lesson about love and magic, and sharing from the heart.
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