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 Coming Fall 2020!

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A Spooky Halloween Adventure! 

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Story Synopsis

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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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Sample Pages
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Meet the Author

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Laughing Out Laud - Tripping Over Party Lines

Dark Against the Sky - A Climbing Boy's Story

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Vendor Information

Book Data

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

Bennington Bookshop

The Big "E"

Blue Paddle Bistro

Bookstock Literary Festival

 Bridgeside Books

Champlain Valley Fair

Country Christmas Loft

Dakin Farm

The Essex

Flying Pig Books

Hero's Welcome

Hotel Vermont


Next Chapter Bookstore

Norwich 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 Bookshop

Vermont Gift Barn and Gallery

Vermont Flannel Barre

Vermont Flannel Burlington

Vermont Flannel Ferrisburg

Vermont Flannel Woodstock

Viva Marketplace

White's Farm

Worthen Library

Yankee Bookshop

and many others!

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The Christmas Book

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          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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