Pittsburgh, PA (PRWEB) October 15, 2008
Dorrance Publishing Company recently released the following titles. They are available for purchase at http://www.dorrancebookstore.com, brick and mortar bookstores, on-line bookstores or by calling (800) 788-7654. Media review copies are available by calling (800) 788-7654.
Ben's Island Dream: And Other Stories
($8.00) ISBN: 978-0-8059-7850-6, paperback
Losing a loved one is very difficult--and it can be especially traumatic for children. Most children will experience grief before they are adults. When this happens, they also face fear, anger, sadness, and guilt.
In Ben's Island Dream: And Other Stories, Dr. Geraldine Haggard provides stories for children to read as they cope with these emotions. Teachers, counselors, and facilitators in grief support programs can use these stories as they work with grieving children.
About the Author
After years of teaching and serving as a facilitator for Journey of Hope, a grief support program, Dr. Geraldine Haggard decided to write this book in the hopes that children might find comfort and solace when dealing with the death of a loved one. She is a Doctor of Education in reading and has a master's degree in elementary education.
Dr. Haggard is also the author of American Educational Associates, Inc.; Teaching and Assessing Comprehension Strategies (grades three, four, and five); Planting Seeds of Comprehension; Developing Readers; Plans: Using Story Books to Help Explain Death and the Grieving Process to Elementary School Age Children; and Katie's Trip to the Grand Canyon.
Tough Shit, Eliot: A Yank's Tale
($15.00) ISBN: 978-0-8059-7848-3, paperback
Growing up in small-town New Jersey, young Eliot Stearns Thomas learns some hard lessons, and although the pain he feels is real, sometimes it just can't compare to what's going on in the world at large.
With the Vietnam War looming and young men everywhere bracing for the call that would forever change their lives, Eliot and his best friend, Alfred, are busy finding ways to make the times more bearable. Whether sneaking off into the woods to light up a joint or finding that one true love who changes everything, indeed the times they are a-changin', and Eliot will soon find out exactly what that means.
Spared the call to serve his country, Eliot instead answers the call to serve his fellow townspeople by joining the Main Street Fire Department. It's during this time that he learns putting out fires with water is one thing; putting out the little fires one faces in life is an altogether different story.
About the Author
Born in New Jersey but making his home in New Mexico for the past twenty-seven years, author Richard Dwight Apgar took inspiration to write his story from real life. It's here that this former Bernalillo County Fire Department chief brings his experiences to the forefront, as lived and breathed through his lead character, Eliot Stearn Thomas.
When not writing, the Rutgers University graduate, now president of Fire Service Equipment, Inc., enjoys spending his spare time gardening and making pottery. Mr. Apgar has also been published in the trade journal Fire Chief Magazine, where his article entitled "Adobe Construction: How Fire Resistant Is It?" appeared in April 1986.
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