Finding New Ways to Entertain Young Minds

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Author Michelle Libert tells delightful fairytale helping children utilize imaginations

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What would children be doing if there was no “Phineas and Ferb,” no “Super Mario World 3D,” or even Facebook. Today, kids find themselves using modern technology to mitigate their boredom. In Michelle Libert’s new book, “The Best Ball of All” (published by AuthorHouse), children will learn to use their imaginations and find creative ways to utilize their time.

“The Best Ball of All” takes place in the fictional Kingdom of Marmikel, a place where children are cherished and fairness reigns. In a land without modern amenities, what are children to do for entertainment?

For years, the King has put on various balls and dances to entertain his people, but now they have grown tired of attending the same events time after time. Together, the King, the children of the kingdom, and Nicholas, wind up finding an easy, unsophisticated cure for boredom. An Excerpt from the book:

When the King finally arrived at Nick’s house, he could hardly believe the laughter and gaiety he was witnessing. While waiting for the King, Nicholas (after he recovered from the shock of all these people on his lawn!) showed the parents how to play a game by tossing the used horseshoes he had lying around. Others were playing ball, flying kites, or playing tag. Some were even napping under shade trees. But all of them were having a good time!

“The Best Ball of All” is a book created for kids and illustrated by a kid. The illustrator for Libert's book is actually her talented 13-year old grandson, Jacob.    

The fairytale has a great message for young readers. “When people (or children) put their heads together and work collectively, they can solve most problems, or at least enjoy trying!” says Libert.

About the Author
Michelle Libert is a former bank employee, waitress, biller, campground owner and retired court reporter. Born in Chicago, she has lived in Green Bay, Wisconsin for over 30 years. For many years she has been living a treasured role as a wife, mother, step-mother and grandmother. The illustrator, Jacob Fulton, is Libert’s 13 year old grandson.

AuthorHouse, an Author Solutions, Inc. self-publishing imprint, is a leading provider of book publishing, marketing, and bookselling services for authors around the globe and offers the industry’s only suite of Hollywood book-to-film services. Committed to providing the highest level of customer service, AuthorHouse assigns each author personal publishing and marketing consultants who provide guidance throughout the process. Headquartered in Bloomington, Indiana, AuthorHouse will celebrate 15 years of service to authors in Sept. 2011.For more information or to publish a book visit or call 1-888-519-5121. For the latest, follow @authorhouse on Twitter.

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