Children’s Book Author to Appear at New York Summer Library Events

Young Readers Learn Valuable Lessons, Explore Depths of Imagination in Concetta Kennedy’s The Enchanting World of Garden Irene McGeeney. Author on Tour in New York this Summer.
The Enchanting World of Garden Irene McGeeney by Concetta Kennedy
The Enchanting World of Garden Irene McGeeney by Concetta Kennedy
JAMESTOWN, N.Y. - July 2, 2013 - PRLog -- Children’s book author Concetta Kennedy is kicking off the summer reading season with exciting appearances at two New York libraries.  

Kennedy, the author of the captivating and imaginative children’s chapter book The Enchanting World of Garden Irene McGeeney, will first appear July 15 at the James Prendergast Library at 509 Cherry St., in Jamestown, New York, from 2:00 to 3:00 p.m. Another reading is scheduled for July 24 at the Farman Free Library in Ellington, New York.

The July 15 appearance is being held in conjunction with the Prendergast library’s 2013 Summer Reading Challenge. This year’s youth summer reading campaign is titled “Dig Into Reading,” and Kennedy’s appearance is themed “Under The Earth,” a reference to the enchanting and mysterious home of main character Garden Irene.

About the Book

To her family’s Pleasant Street neighbors, Garden Irene’s small house looks pretty normal. But what they don’t know is that this tiny dwelling is just a disguise. It’s really the entrance to a majestic underground castle, a family secret Garden Irene accidently reveals in school one day. Garden Irene’s unique home piques the interest of her friend Peter Pranston. Even though she’s not supposed to talk about or let anyone inside her family’s magical dwelling, Garden Irene decides to take Peter on a tour. She quickly finds herself in a difficult situation, as she navigates the competing desires of indulging her friend’s curiosity and respecting her family’s privacy. And Peter learns that he has to help out his friend, as she may get in trouble for revealing the secrets of her family’s home.

In addition to engaging young readers’ imaginations, Kennedy’s chapter book teaches valuable lessons about the importance of truth, friendship, respect, and admitting and learning from mistakes. Kennedy’s events will be amazing opportunities for young readers (those going into third grade or higher) to meet the author of The Enchanting World of Garden Irene McGeeney and get a jump start on summer reading.

The Enchanting World of Garden Irene McGeeny is currently available to order through BQB’s online store ( and can be found on Amazon, Barnes & Noble, or your favorite bookstore. It is also available in eBook format through Kindle, Nook, iTunes, Kobo, OverDrive, and other eBook distributers.

About the Author

A Pennsylvania native, Kennedy has spent the majority of her life in Southern Tier New York, near Chautauqua Lake. Kennedy is a former reading teacher at Southwestern Central School. She loves to read fiction as well as nonfiction and is always jotting down unusual ideas or different observations to include in her writing. The Enchanting World of Garden Irene McGeeny was published in November 2012. The book, according to Kennedy, is “about how we treat others, and how we respect our parents, and those in authority.  And with this said, this story should also make your creative imagination take over.  It’s a great exercise for the mind.” You can read more about Kennedy and Garden Irene on her website:

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