Valerie Edmonds' New Picture Book Showcases the Quintessence of Spending Christmas With the Family

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Margaret Bear’s adventures when she gets lost, lead to new friends and different kind of loving Christmas.

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Lush with valuable life-lessons and pure human emotions, "The Adventures of Margaret Bear" by Valerie Edmonds presents a feel-good, heartwarming tale that unravels the essence of a happy family enjoying Christmas together with a whole lot of love, understanding and hope.

This colorful book follows Margaret Bear who has shiny black eyes and short curly hair. She came to Melissa when she was just four. Margaret Bear is Melissa’s very best friend. One day, Melissa’s family decided to the mountains in a beautiful snow to spend Christmas with their grandma. Margaret, however, got lost on their way. Melissa is very worried that her best friend might be alone in the cold night. Will Melissa find Margaret Bear again? Or will Margaret Bear find a new friend and just stay with her new owner forever?

Children and children at hearts will definitely love on how the book gives importance to genuine friendship, a family that accepts who and what a person is and most importantly how to truly spend Christmas with the loved ones. Highly enticing and deeply inspirational, this volume is set to touch readers’ hearts and souls with its touching ending and captivating lessons in the end.

This book was featured at the 2014 American Library Association-Midwinter in Philadelphia, PA, last January 24 – 27, 2014.

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About the Author

Valerie Edmonds was born in Broadstairs, a small town on the southern coast of England. She moved nearer to London where she met, and later married, Elmer Edmonds, an American from North Carolina. They came to the US in 1955. Valerie resumed her college education after their two children entered school. She has an undergraduate degree in English and a Masters degree in Library Science. She was a Reference Librarian and a assistant professor for Mercer University’s Tarver Library until she retired in 2009. Mrs. Edmonds also writes short stories and articles, some of which have been published in college publications.

The Adventures of Margaret Bear* by Valerie Edmonds
At Christmas
Publication Date: August 31, 2013
Picture Book; $15.99; 24 pages; 978-1-4836-8744-5
Ebook; $3.99; 978-1-4836-8745-2

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