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Portia McGowan Green entertains and educates young minds with story of ‘Jasmine and the Old Oak Tree’

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Being an educator has transformed author Portia McGowan Green into an avid writer. Laced with her wide imagination and fueled by the determination to reach and teach, she offers another exciting read for the little ones. “Jasmine and the Old Oak Tree” (published by Xlibris) is Green’s latest story about an inquisitive child who wants to know more about the inhabitants of the tree in her great aunt’s yard.

Inspired by the curious nature of her great niece, Jasmine, the author decided to write a story that will educate other inquisitive young minds out there. By telling the story of “Jasmine and the Old Oak Tree,” Green is able to introduce and describe the different inhabitants — such as insects and small reptiles — of a tree and the relationship each has with the plant. The different uses of the tree to humanity were also listed and discussed in the story.

Stirring children’s imagination with the facts it presents and catching their attention with the colorful illustrations, “Jasmine and the Old Oak Tree” is a sure hit to all little ones who have an innate love for nature and literature. Structured to promote learning and bonding time between parents and children, this tale is an indisputable enhancer of creativity, reality and responsibility.

“Jasmine and the Old Oak Tree”
By Portia McGowan Green
Hardcover | 8.5 x 8.5in | 24 pages | ISBN 9781499040814
Softcover | 8.5 x 8.5in | 24 pages | ISBN 9781499040821
E-Book | 24 pages | ISBN 9781499040838
Available at Amazon and Barnes & Noble

About the Author
Portia McGowan Green is a certified educator who is now retired. She has lived in Houston, Texas, since birth.

Xlibris Publishing, an Author Solutions, LLC imprint, is a self-publishing services provider created in 1997 by authors, for authors. By focusing on the needs of creative writers and artists and adopting the latest print-on-demand publishing technology and strategies, we provide expert publishing services with direct and personal access to quality publication in hardcover, trade paperback, custom leather-bound and full-color formats. To date, Xlibris has helped to publish more than 60,000 titles. For more information, visit or call 1-888-795-4274 to receive a free publishing guide. Follow us @XlibrisPub on Twitter for the latest news.

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