Learning Lessons from Mischievous Mary Margaret

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Picture book tells an engaging tale about the importance of good behavior

When you get so caught up in doing what’s wrong, you sometimes forget the path you were on.

“Sometimes when you play tricks on others, YOU end up getting hurt” and “When you get so caught up in doing what’s wrong, you sometimes forget the path you were on.” These are just some of the lessons children will learn as they get to know Mischievous Mary Margaret in Gloria Ritchie’s engaging picture book.

Told through lyrical rhyme, Mischievous Mary Margaret follows Mary Margaret, an ornery girl with a naughty behavior that other children do not like. She loves playing pranks on others and is always up to some mischief. What she doesn’t realize is that when you play tricks on others, you can end up getting hurt. Will Mary Margaret ever learn her lesson?

With colorful illustrations and simple fun rhymes, children will surely enjoy this delightful story and at the same time learn from it. As they follow Mary Margaret’s misadventures, they will know why it is important to practice good behavior with others.

Mischievous Mary Margaret will be featured at this year’s American Library Association Annual Book Exhibit in Washington, DC on June 25-28, 2010. For more information, log on to Xlibris.com.

About the Author
Gloria Ritchie grew up and lived most of her life in Gloucester City, which is just across the river from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. She and her husband, John, were high school sweethearts and have been married now for forty years. They have three daughters and seven grandchildren. In her spare time, Ritchie enjoys reading, writing, and traveling. However, what she enjoys the most is spending time with her children and grandchildren.

Mischievous Mary Margaret * by Gloria Ritchie
Publication Date: December 11, 2009
Picture Book; $17.49; 34 pages; 978-1-4415-8313-0
Picture Book Hardcover; $26.99; 34 pages; 978-1-4415-8314-7

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