Angela Graham Brings Old Wives’ Tale to Life in New Children’s Book

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‘What is Growing Out of Your Ear?’ tells story of little girl swallowing cherry pit.

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Focusing in on her favorite saying, “Don’t swallow the cherry pits, or a cherry tree will grow out of your ear,” Graham’s new children’s book asks the question, "What is Growing Out of Your Ear?".

Author Angela Graham fondly remembers the many old wives’ tales her grandparents told her. “Eat your carrots. You’ll see better in the dark,” and “Eat your oatmeal. It will stick to your ribs and keep you warm,” are two of the many tales her grandparents told her. Focusing in on her favorite saying, “Don’t swallow the cherry pits, or a cherry tree will grow out of your ear,” Graham’s new children’s book asks the question, “What is Growing Out of Your Ear?” (published by AuthorHouse).

Graham’s book follows a 6-year-old girl, Angela, who is simply enjoying the summer and all it has to offer – including its ripe fruit. Upon returning from eating fresh cherries with her sister, Angela’s grandmother notices the pits are gone from the cherry bowl. Angela’s plans to have a great summer come to a screeching halt in that moment as her grandfather brings to light a frightening consequence of eating the cherry pits – the impending growth of a cherry tree from Angela’s ear.

An excerpt from “What is Growing Out of Your Ear?”:

“My sister and I were in the backyard, eating cherries. They were so yummy. When we finished, we brought the bowls into the house to give to my Grandma. ‘What, Angela? No cherry pits?’ my Grandma asked me. ‘No. I ate them,’ I said proudly. My Grandpa walked by. ‘You know what that means?’ ‘No. What?’ I answered. ‘A cherry tree will grow out of your ear’, he told me. ‘That is silly!’”

“What is Growing Out of Your Ear?”
By Angela Graham
Softcover | 8.5 x 8.5 in | 24 pages | ISBN 9781491872130
E-Book | ISBN 9781491872147
Available at Amazon and Barnes & Noble

About the Author
Angela Graham was born and raised in southern Ontario, Canada. She has undergraduate and graduate degrees in business. Her passion for reading and writing led her to write stories for her own children. By day she is part of the leadership team at a local college. By night she is a parent and writes stories which aim to inspire children to read. She currently lives in Ottawa, Ontario, with her husband, their two children and their dog. She invites readers to visit her website at angelagraham.webs.com.

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 celebrated 15 years of service to authors in Sept. 2011.For more information or to publish a book visit authorhouse.com or call 1-888-519-5121. For the latest, follow @authorhouse on Twitter.

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