Following the Adventure of Dick and Dave in The Apple Tree

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Linda Rivers Smith’s new book tells a wonderful, lesson-filled story that will rivet children from beginning to end.

Author Linda Rivers Smith debuts into the publishing world with the release of The Apple Tree: A Dick and Dave Adventure. She invites everyone to enjoy a unique and exciting adventure as she presents a tale that is filled with a lesson and adventure.

The Apple Tree introduces readers to the "little firecrackers", two brothers who thought they were twins because their birthdays were only one day apart. They were always looking for an adventure, so when they saw the neighbor's apple tree loaded with fruit, they helped themselves. They took the apples home to Momma, who used the apples to bake two pies. Trouble began when Momma decided to take one of the pies to the neighbor to thank him for the apples. Will Momma find out the truth?

Teaching children a lesson about honesty and the consequences of telling a lie, The Apple Tree is one engaging read that everyone will surely enjoy.

This book will be featured at the Illinois Library Association Book Exhibit in Rosemont, IL on October 19 to 21, 2011. For more information on this book, interested parties may log on to

About the Author
Linda Rivers Smith is a retired educator who received her bachelor's degree in English from Illinois State University and her master's degree from the University of Illinois. Smith has always enjoyed writing and telling stories to her grandchildren.

Smith is now living in Centerville, Tennessee with her husband, Dick. They are raising two grandchildren, Faith, 7 and Joe, 9. In her spare time, and at the insistence of her grandchildren, Smith began writing children's books. The Apple Tree is her first book.

The Apple Tree * by Linda Rivers Smith
A Dick and Dave Adventure
Publication Date: June 14, 2011
Picture Book; $15.99; 24 pages; 978-1-4628-6624-3

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