Following the Adventures of Andy the Allicamel

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Newly published picture book tells a wonderful story of heroism and finding a true home.

Xlibris, the print-on-demand self-publishing services provider, announced today the release of Andy The Allicamel, by author Shirley Diamond. Available in online bookstores since December 23, 2010, this book tells a wonderful tale of heroism and finding a true home.

In this inspiring narrative, readers will meet Andy The Allicamel, a cross between alligator and a camel, who happens to be delivered by Stork on the wrong village—a village with no children. Though the villagers accepted him, he feels sad that he has no one to play with. So, Andy begins a journey to find a friend and meets several children swimming in a small pond. Soon, they become friends. But several days passed and his friends haven’t showed up at the pond. It has been raining and a storm is brewing. Something bad happens in the village. The crops are flooded and the dam is breaking, so Ron asks Andy’s help. But will Andy be able to save the village?

Filled with lovable characters and a beautiful storyline, Andy The Allicamel is one unforgettable read everyone will surely enjoy. It’s available in picture book and audio book formats.

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About the Author
Shirley Diamond was born in New Orleans. She married and departed from that city in 1962 and not only did she leave but her parents and sister came along too. Her parents put all of their real estate on the market and move west California. She had done some writing before but never had anything published. But, when Katrina happened, she cried and wished she could do something to help the people in the worst area. She remembered she had written this book and decided to try to have it published and with the profits if that happens she would set up grants and other means for children to go to college and get a good education because the two most important things in her life are her children and education.     

Andy The Allicamel * by Shirley Diamond
Publication Date: December 23, 2010
Picture Book; $15.99; 24 pages; 978-1-4568-4166-9
Audio Book; $16.99; 978-1-4568-1748-0

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