Author Patricia Olson Releases Her New Picture Book “Tall Jay”

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A TALL tale about a very unique Blue Jay will delight children and parents alike.

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One spring, Mr. & Mrs. Jay teach their young chicks to fly. But one chick is different from the other chicks. His legs grow and grow until he is so tall, he can’t fly. His parents call him Tall Jay. When he is teased and laughed at by his siblings, Tall Jay runs away. He is sad, forlorn and lonely as he faces a strange world all alone. Along the way, he meets some interesting critters and finds a friend at last. His unusual friend takes Tall Jay to a place that changes his life forever. Tall Jay can’t fly, but he soon discovers a talent that makes him very special!

Tall Jay” is a vividly illustrated picture book that will captivate young readers and make the characters come alive. Olson’s work a perfect bedtime story for parents to share with their children.

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About the Author
In her earlier life, Pat Olson enjoyed a successful career in advertising in New York, writing and producing TV commercials for Marx Toys. Pat discovered her unique ability to view the toys through the eyes of a child and now uses that insight when writing children’s stories and poems.

Pat is a graduate of Adelphi University with a B. A. in English. She is married and lives in West Los Angeles with her husband and three tortoises. The tortoises enjoy a life of luxury in Pat’s backyard, and one day may crawl into one of her stories. To top it all off, this petite lady is an instrument-rated pilot and holds a black belt in Judo. Her writing richly reflects her compassion, her sense of adventure, her knowledge of courage and her deep understanding of what appeals to children.

Tall Jay * by Patricia Olson
Publication Date: March 14, 2013
Picture Book; $17.49; 30 pages; 978-1-4797-4239-4
Picture Book Hardcover; $24.99; 30 pages; 978-1-4797-4240-0
eBook; $3.99; 978-1-4797-4241-7

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