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Local Author Pens Children’s Novel

Books: ‘The Heart and Mind of Frances Pauley’

Writing for children can mean writing about a child, writing for a child, or, sometimes, writing like a chid.  April Stevens has written an engaging novel about a singularly charming offbeat character by  thinking like this particular child. Without condescending or resorting to child-speak, she writes about being an 11-year-old girl.  Simple, everyday things happen in this quiet significant middle-grade book. But, for this child and the reader, they are monumental. 

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