Author Shellan M. Francois’s new book “Jack the Busy Body” is a Grimm-inspired fairy tale with a tragic ending for Jack’s unfortunate family

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Recent release “Jack the Busy Body” from Page Publishing author Shellan M. Francois is a dark and ominous children’s tale depicting many of terrible things that can happen when they disobey their parents.

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Shellan M. Francois is a mother of two who was born in Castries, St. Lucia, moved to the United States in 2001 at the age of nineteen, joined the UD Armed Forces in 2008 as a logistical supply specialist, and enjoys traveling, reading mystery novels, and writing in her free time. She has published her new book “Jack the Busy Body”: a somber story centered on a boy who has dangerous and unpleasant experiences when he gets lost in the forbidden woods.

This story happens in the early 1800s in Europe. If anyone knew how to instill fear into anyone, that would be Jack. He was not like many regular boys in spite of how poor his family was. Even the mysterious loss of his father and brother did not stop him from being a little unruly sometimes. His village was a tight-knit one, where everyone knew who you were and what transpired in your home.

Jack’s disappearance brought everyone in the village closer together. He set out one day on a mission for his mother but didn’t follow through with her instructions.

This was going to be the beginning of a very long day for Jack. Not only was he lost but never returned home. What happened to him next was what he feared most.

Published by Page Publishing, Shellan M. Francois’s engrossing book is a cautionary tale best suited for older children.

Readers who wish to experience this evocative work can purchase “Jack the Busy Body” at bookstores everywhere, or online at the Apple iTunes store, Amazon, Google Play, or Barnes and Noble.

For additional information or media inquiries, contact Page Publishing at 866-315-2708.

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