Brigadoon’s Adventures Continue in Susan Schapiro New Book ‘Brigadoon’s Dilemma’

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Xlibris, the print-on-demand self-publishing services provider, announced today the release of Brigadoon’s Dilemma. Authored by Susan Schapiro, this picture book continues the challenging adventures of Brigadoon, a proud, but often misunderstood, Border Collie.

Given the chance to bark, run around in circles, and shepherd his charges to safety, Brigadoon is thrilled to chase geese at Mossy Oaks Golf Club. With the greens keeper Mr. Friendly he is comfortable, but he has a problem. Mr. Friendly who calls him wonderful and tough, descriptions he knows well and loves. But Mr. Friendly always adds another label, a word called sweet. Since Brigadoon knows very little about sweet, he has no idea whether he should like being described that way. Before he can make up his mind, he must first solve the problem of defining sweet. In ignorance, he thinks that he would rather just be tough. His first effort to understand sweet unfortunately fails to give him any real insight. After a few failures to solve his problem, he rejects sweet and sets out to learn how to become as tough as Samson, the toughest dog on the block.

Readers will find if a “sweet” solution can give Brigadoon an important head start in learning an effective thinking – the kind of thinking that helps to solve problems – as the story unfolds in Brigadoon’s Dilemma.

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About the Author
Author Susan Schapiro received her BA degree from Mills College in Oakland, California. After graduate study at Harvard Law School, she began a long career teaching philosophy and literature. She earned an M.A. in Humanities and a Ph.D. in Philosophy of Education.

Following many years in which she successfully challenged secondary school students, Dr. Schapiro moved on to the University at Buffalo (SUNY) where she designed, directed, and taught an innovative program in critical thinking and taught philosophy through literature in seminars for the University Honors Program. She resides in Buffalo, New York with her husband.

Brigadoon’s Dilemma * by Susan Schapiro
Publication Date: June 30, 2011
Picture Book; $24.99; 54 pages; 978-1-4568-5677-9
Picture Book Hardcover; $31.99; 54 pages; 978-1-4568-5678-6
Audio Book; $9.99

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.

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