Barbara Brayton Releases Debut Book, ‘The Munkins’

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Barbara Brayton’s new children’s book, “The Munkins”, entertains readers with a young family of chipmunks, who when playing hide and seek, see something that changes their lives forever.

Barbara Brayton’s new children’s book, “The Munkins” (published by AuthorHouse), entertains readers with a young family of chipmunks, who when playing hide and seek, see something that changes their lives forever.

"The Munkins" follows the life of two Munkin chipmunks, Chris and Dee, as they encounter humans in the forest for the first time. As they play hide-and-seek in the forest, they come across humans who are cutting down trees and taking them away on huge, loud yellow machines. At the Munkinville Town Hall meeting, everyone agrees to relocate their town deeper into the forest to save their homes and their winter supply of acorns they worked so hard to gather.

Barbara Brayton has lived in Adirondacks all of her life. She draws her inspiration from the beauty of its wildlife and takes a strong stand on preserving wildlife for future generations.

An excerpt from "The Munkins":

"Deep in the forest, in the little town of Munkinville, a family of chipmunks lived in a large old oak tree. The beautiful tree seemed to reach up to the sky and was the tallest in the forest. Its branches grew out in every direction and the sunlight danced through the tiny leaf buds all the way down to the ground."

"Mr. and Mrs. Munkin raised two children in this big old tree, a son, Chris, and a daughter, Dee. They loved their home, and because their tree was the largest in the forest, all of their friends liked to come over and play. Grampa and Gramma Munkin lived in the next tree, and Grampa and Gramma Greenwood lived in the large old walnut tree down the path."

"The Munkins"
By Barbara Brayton
Softcover | 8.5 x 11 in | 28 pages | ISBN 9781481760171
E-Book | 30 pages | ISBN 9781481760188
Available at Amazon and Barnes & Noble

About the Author

Barbara Brayton lives in the Adirondacks of upstate New York. After achieving a Bachelor of Science in mechanical engineering from Union College, she completed her master’s in psychology and business administration. Creativity and imagination have always been her twin passions in life. She entertained her two children at bedtime by creating stories about the wildlife in the Adirondacks.

AuthorHouse, an Author Solutions, LLC. 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 or call 1-888-519-5121. For the latest, follow @authorhouse on Twitter.

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