Author Stephen Cooper Explores the World of Civil Construction Industry in New Book

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‘At Work With Norman’ gives readers a glimpse into work and family situations that people from construction industry face.

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Author Stephen Cooper reveals a charming picture book that revolves around Norman, a man who knows his way around machines and the construction business. With colorful illustrations and many adventures and misadventures, “At Work With Norman” will definitely capture reader’s interest and teach them a bucketful of lessons they will never forget.

This book is a story about a team of people that undertake a big construction job by the sea. There are many aspects to the job, involving a lot of interesting machines. It's not all work and no play, though, as Norman organises a team building exercise. But he has a different kind of "building" in mind. He manages all the aspects of the project. He and his crew works together to create an amazing subdivision, and having a lot of fun with family and friends along the way.

Because it involves work and family situations, both adults and children can relate to the story. It is based in real-life situations, showcasing regular everyday people going about the business of managing work and family life. It provides insight into the civil construction industry in a humorous and entertaining way, utilizing correct terminology in relation to equipment and procedures and highlights the importance of health and safety in the workplace.

Entertaining and educational, “At Work With Norman” provides readers with an enjoyable experience while learning something about an industry that operates whenever there are people.

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About the Author
Stephen Cooper is not known for his writing but is well known in his industry of civil construction. After 32 years at the coalface, he has a wide array of experience in the business for "Norman" to draw from. He lives in Christchurch, New Zealand with his wife and their son.

At Work With Norman * by Stephen Cooper
Publication Date: February 28, 2014
Picture Book; NZ$44.99; 62 pages; 978-1-4931-2274-5
e-book; NZ$4.81; 978-1-4931-2275-2

Members of the media who wish to review this book may request a complimentary paperback copy by contacting the publisher at 0800-443-678. To purchase copies of the book for resale, please fax Xlibris at (09) 353-1455 or call 0800-443-678.

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