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DOG BONE SOUP takes readers on a ride through 1950s & 60s: a poignant tale set in New England
Travel back in time to "The Good Old Days" with protagonist Shawn Daniels as he faces the trials of growing up poor in an era when most were experience the perks of seeing their dreams come true. DOG BONE SOUP only 99¢ FEBRUARY 7th - 14th.
By: Bette A. Stevens, Maine author/illustrator
Bette A. Stevens is a retired teacher, a wife, mother and author. Stevens lives in Central Maine with her husband on their 37-acre farmstead where she enjoys writing, reading, gardening, walking and reveling in the beauty of nature. She advocates for children and families, for childhood literacy and for monarch butterflies, an endangered species. Stevens’s children’s activity book, THE TANGRAM ZOO and WORD PUZZLES TOO! was first published in 1997 by Windswept House Publishing, Mt. Desert, ME; a second edition was self-published by the author in 2012. AMAZING MATILDA , Stevens's second children's book, self-published in 2012, won a 2013 Purple Dragonfly Book Award (Honorable Mention for Excellence in Children's Literature - Ages 6 and older category) and placed #9 on The 2013 Gittle List TOP 10 for Self-published Children’s Picture Books. Stevens has also written articles for ECHOES, The Northern Maine Journal of Rural Culture based in Caribou, Maine. In 2013, the author published her first book for the YA/Adult audience: PURE TRASH, a short story of a boy growing up in rural New England in a family whose poverty and alcoholism mark him as a target for bullying by young and old alike. This short story is a prequel to Stevens's debut novel, DOG BONE SOUP, A Boomer’s Journey.
Bette A. Stevens Maine author/illustrator