Today I’m pleased to introduce you to Lisa J. Lickel and her new book just in time for Christmas!
Green Leaf, The Potawatomi Boy
About the Book:
Green Leaf’s cousins are all older than he and don’t like to play fair. He longs for a friend his own age he canplay with, explore and fish with. When he meets a Luxembourger boy, Henri,Green Leaf is sure they could become friends, but Henri’s words are strange toGreen Leaf. How can they play and explore together? Green Leaf’s mother says, “Friends learn to speak one another’s words.” But will Green Leaf learn to say his friend’s words well enough to save Henri when he falls into danger?
Ten years in the making, The First Children of Farmington series of early reader books has finally reached book sellers. I spent two years researching and writing this series. Several years after I worked with other community historians to collect and record our early pioneer history, I realized that we had quite a diverse ethnicity to Farmington, Wisconsin.
through all the books. When I first started out with the project I was taking classes from the Christian Writers Guild. I set out to put together a series of picture books and connected with a couple of different artists. I wrote the text, but learned over several years that it’s harder to get the attention of a publisher for children’s books than it is for adult books. I’d never considered self-publishing, but through connections with my current illustrator and publishing partner, Brenda Hendricks, and others at the John 316 Marketing Network, learned a lot about not only self-publishing options, but how to
Wisconsin Writers Association. The other three stories, The Yankee Boy, The
Irish Girl and The French Girl, are planned for release in 2014.
and The Potawatomi Boy is a featured book. As part of the event, the Network is offering a $200 Amazon gift certificate to one lucky winner. For a chance to win, go to http://bit.ly/Christian_Books
and enter the Rafflecopter toward the bottom of the page.