Literacy may be a childhood challenge with advent of the IPhone: Author Jerome Mark Antil tackles this issue 'head on' with his unique approach in a WWII novel series.

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"My adding this sight and sound effects feature - is like giving a familiar pacifier - a comfort - to the young reader. It makes book reading cool...again." Jerome Mark Antil

"The written word is two of the 3Rs, for Pete's sake," said Antil at the New York Reading Association Conference. "Book reading is still as important as ever in exercising and developing a young mind," says Antil. His latest novel - Mary Crane and a Pompey Hollow Book Club Séance with Sherlock is the first book with both sound and visual effects throughout.

It's perhaps a ‘MOO’ that’ll be heard around the world…Paracoustics© lets the effects be QR read. The reader can scan the codes and imagine themselves in the actual scene they are reading. Antil prides himself in the historical veracity of his backdrops - of Post-War rural life in the early 1950s. The popular Pompey Hollow Book Club series are woven nostalgically among adventures and mysteries. He wants us to never forget the War that killed seventy million people – and what that War did to kids in the forties - so he tells what it was like growing up in the shadows of WWII.

Antil has earned 5 Star reviews for books in this series and has been called a 21st century Mark Twain - his books reading like Huckleberry Finn. He’s even been called a NORMAN ROCKWELL of literature.

A letter from a reader in Germany says a lot about the series:

“…My last project at the (German) School Museum was to collect the photographs, artifacts and documents of the generation living through the Nazi years and World War II as children and teenagers. I conducted three hundred interviews (and the result was a big exhibition at the Town Hall), so I know what I’m talking about when I say that I have never once come across the kind of memory that you display in your books of your childhood, so rich in detail about your world, relationships, feelings. Thank you, dear Jerry!” ~ A lady in Germany

Mary Crane and a Pompey Hollow Book Club Séance with Sherlock! - by Jerome Mark Antil will be available online and in bookstores throughout the U.S., Canada, United Kingdom, Australia, European Union, Russia, Poland, Germany and Brazil.Dedicated to literacy among the young – Antil has donated a book to a school for every book sold. He’s sent books to hundreds of foster children and many hundreds to children’s hospitals.

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