A new chapter book for elementary-aged children teaches about telling the truth, earning respect and learning to make the best of mistakes.
Concetta Kennedy creates a captivating landscape in "The Enchanting World of Garden Irene McGeeny." Although the setting is charming and majestic, Garden Irene faces familiar childhood dilemmas involving secrets, loyalty, knowing whom to trust, and correcting blunders.
Garden Irene didn't mean to disobey her parents, but she accidentally revealed their secret in the middle of class when she said, "I live in an underground castle." She finds herself in a sticky situation when her classmates want answers, but her parents want secrecy.
Through Garden Irene's interactions with her parents and friend Peter, Kennedy shows the reader the importance of respecting parents, showing consideration to friends and apologizing when wrong. This story will also allow the readers' creative imagination to take over and discover Garden Irene's enchanting world.
"The Enchanting World of Garden Irene McGeeny" was released in paperback, hardcover and e-book on Nov. 2. It is currently available to preorder through BQB's online store and upon release, can be found on Amazon, Barnes & Noble, or your favorite bookstore. It will also be available in eBook format through iTunes, Kobo, OverDrive, and other e-Book distributers.
Kennedy was born and raised in Corry, Pa., but has spent the majority of her life near Chautauqua Lake, since she married. She taught reading at Southwestern Central School, to not only first-graders but also high school students who learned to love reading through much careful guidance and practice. She loves to read fiction as well as nonfiction, but because her wild imagination wasn't completely fulfilled at times, she found she needed to write for the reader who loves the unbelievable to happen. She doesn't write about the ridiculous. She writes as though there is a remote possibility that anything in her stories could happen.