Published author Nancy Gaenzle releases the third installment in the ‘Luella Book Series’

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Young readers are invited to witness the unlikely friendship between ‘Luella and Frank the Pheasant’

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Nancy Gaenzle, author of “Luella and Nita the Owl” and “Luella’s Christmas Surprise,” revisits the story of her beloved young protagonist. She returns to the publishing scene with the release of “Luella and Frank the Pheasant” (published by Archway Publishing),

This third volume of the series continues the adventures of 10-year-old Luella who lives on a family farm. She finds and befriends a pheasant living in the cornfield. The relationship of this very unlikely pair blossoms with each activity they share. The rest of the summer is filled with games and excitement. Frank, the pheasant, has a zest for life and learns to trust his new friend and include Luella in his world. But summer days quickly passed. Fall has arrived. Harvest season is in the air. There is a distant sound of a tractor in Frank’s cornfield. What will happen to their friendship?

In a clever mix of wholesome story and colorful visuals, “Luella and Frank the Pheasant” highlights the importance of building trust in making friends. It conveys a message of kindness toward animals and reminds readers that potential friends are everywhere, even in one’s backyard.

“This book teaches kindness and caring for our fellow animals [that] we are sharing this planet with,” the author states. “[It] teaches that in life, sometimes, we have to let go of our friends in hopes they will return someday.”

To purchase a copy and know more about the book, visit

“Luella and Frank the Pheasant”
By Nancy Gaenzle
Hardcover | 8.5 x 11in | 28 pages | ISBN 9781480881969
Softcover | 8.5 x 11in | 28 pages | ISBN 9781480881945
E-Book | 28 pages | ISBN 9781480881952
Available at Amazon and Barnes & Noble

About the Author
Nancy Gaenzle was born and raised in a small town in southern Idaho on the Camas Prairie. Her love for wildlife comes from her grandmother Mary Gaenzle, who had a special fondness for birds. Gaenzle, a retired schoolteacher, has one daughter, Marta, and one granddaughter, Luella. The “Luella Book Series” is named after her granddaughter. The characters in her stories are named after actual family member to honor their positive influence on her life. For more details about the author and her books, visit

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