A Hermit Crab’s Adventures in Told in an Xlibris Release

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Daralyn Brody’s picture book to be featured at this year’s Illinois Library Association Book Exhibit

From author Daralyn Brody comes an amusing tale that will entertain readers from beginning to end. ALEX AND THE NEW SHELL introduces a little hermit crab who has an adventure of a lifetime while searching for a new home.

In the deep blue ocean, Alex the hermit crab is having one crappy day. He has outgrown his shell and needs to find a new, bigger one—or else, he’ll end up as someone’s lunch. When a storm develops, Alex gets bumped against an oyster, accidentally knocking out its pearl which Alex then needs to find and return to its owner. Along the way, he meets new friends who help him in his adventures. Will he find the runaway pearl? Can he find a perfect new shell-home?

Brody invites readers to follow Alex as he braves the big sea to find a tiny pearl and a new home in ALEX AND THE NEW SHELL.

This book will be featured at the Illinois Library Association Book Exhibit in Rosemont, IL on October 19-21, 2011. For more information on this book or its Spanish version titled Alex y su Nuevo Caparazón, interested parties may log on to http://www.Xlibris.com.

About the Author
Daralyn Brody was born in Chicago, IL, but grew up on a farm in rural Michigan. After graduating from Michigan State University with a B.A. in Social Sciences, Secondary Education, she married Howard Brody, M.D., Ph.D., and raised her two children, Sheila and Mark. She loves children and often volunteered in the elementary and middle schools. Pursuing an interest in Middle Eastern and folkloric dance, she formed and directed her own dance troupe, The Silk Road Dancers, and performed in many festivals and school events. In 1991 she was awarded a Michigan Council for the Arts grant for choreographed works which became a public access TV program.

In addition, she co-authored a book, The Placebo Response, (HarperCollins, 2000) with her husband, with whom she currently resides in Galveston, TX. Alex y su Nuevo Caparazón (Alex and the new Shell) is her first children’s book.

ALEX AND THE NEW SHELL * by Daralyn Brody
Publication Date: December 21, 2010
Picture Book; $15.99; 24 pages; 978-1-4568-3920-8

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. 7879. To purchase copies of the book for resale, please fax Xlibris at (610) 915-0294 or call (888) 795-4274 x. 7879.

For more information on self-publishing or marketing with Xlibris, visit http://www.Xlibris.com. To receive a free publishing guide, please call (888) 795-4274.


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