Author Jean Strong Introduces George The Garbage Can

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A bright and gaudy picture book designed to amuse and teach children valuable lessons

Children and parents are in for a captivating read as author Jean Strong presents George The Garbage Can, a bright and gaudy picture book designed to amuse children and for parents to read to their children.

George The Garbage Can introduces readers to George the very happy garbage can at the Strong garage who has the feelings of a person. He knows how to show excitement and he can feel sadness and happiness. But most of all, he shows a great deal of patience as he waits to be emptied along with the cans on the street. One day, George was so sad to hear that the garbage truck has had engine problems and it has to be towed back to the landfills garage. With the warm weather and the heat of the afternoon, George feels uncomfortable standing on the curb and he smells stinky with all the bulk of garbage he is holding after the big party of his family. How long will George wait to be emptied and be back to the Strong garage?

Enhanced by its wonderful illustrations, George The Garbage Can is a good material that can be used by parents to read to their children. They can have a fun and lesson-filled read with this new book. For more information on this book, log on to

About the Author
Jean Strong is retired from the insurance industry and lives in Fridley, Minnesota, a suburb of Minneapolis. She is the mother of three sons and seven grandchildren. Since her retirement, she has been caring for her elderly mother and her grandchildren, sewing, quilting, reading, and writing children’s stories. The stories that have been told to her grandchildren over the years have been her own. She has been encouraged to publish them by her friends. She also has a love of poetry and has written several poems.

Publication Date: January 12, 2010
Picture Book; $15.99; 24 pages; 978-1-4500-1280-5

Members of the media who wish to review this book may request a complimentary paperback copy by contacting the publisher at (888) 795-4274 x. 7479. To purchase copies of the book for resale, please fax Xlibris at (610) 915-0294 or call (888) 795-4274 x. 7876.

For more information, contact Xlibris at (888) 795-4274 or on the web at


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