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Book Review and Giveaway: My Hare Line Series: Ends November 4th


Biography:

I grew up on a farm in Mitchell County, GA.  My Dad was a sharecropper.  Times may have been hard, but I did not realize it since we always had what was needed.  I was the fifth child born to the family of seven children. On the farm, everyone worked in the field and garden.  Over the years, our dad tried growing different crops for market such as watermelons and cucumbers, tobacco, cotton, corn and peanuts.  There was always something to do. The abundant harvest from our huge vegetable garden fed our family all year long.

We attended Greenwood Free Will Baptist Church on Sundays.  This was a priority.  One thing I could count on was getting a new dress and new shoes for Easter Sunday.  We also got new clothes and new shoes when school started each year.  Money was tight so we siblings never learned to swim, skate, or ride a bicycle.  I learned to drive a car after I got married.

As I look back, reading was not something that I enjoyed that much.  I don’t remember seeing books in our home.  My family taught us to work hard and to be honest.  I guess that spilled over into anything I tried to do.  With that in mind, I did my best to make good grades in school, and I enjoyed grammar and arithmetic.  In high school, I did well on book reports and essays.  I enjoyed writing, and I excelled in math.  I attended grades one through the tenth grade atHopefulSchoolin Mitchell County, GA.  The schools consolidated, and I graduated fromMitchellCountyHigh Schoollocated inCamilla,GAin 1963. I did not go to college, because my family could not afford to send me.  I worked as a cashier in a grocery store and put my math skills to good use.  After seven years of working as a cashier, I worked for a bank for twenty-five years, also, using my math skills.

While working at the bank, I decided to attendBainbridgeCollegeto improve my typing.  After taking typing, I decided I might as well get an associate degree in secretarial science.  Classes in English 101 and 102 were required for that degree.  In these classes, I had writing assignments, and I was reminded of those school days when I had enjoyed writing.  I thought about this from time to time, but I was too busy working and taking care of my family.  I did not have time to write.

I retired recently, having worked twenty-five years in banking and eight years as an office manager.  My goals for retirement are to take better care of myself and to write.  The first goal was easy to slip into.  The second goal has been both challenging and rewarding.  I had been encouraged to write by family and friends who told me that I missed my calling.  It came naturally for me to write about my newfound love for my rabbits first. My husband, Jerry, and I live inBainbridge,Georgiawhere we are active members ofFirstBaptistChurch. We enjoy taking care of the rabbits and spending time in the mountains.  We have two grown sons and four grandchildren.

Book Review

My Hare Line Series by Patsy Henry

 

My Hare Line

My Hare Line meets the Brown Rabbit

My Hare Line and the Dead Pine Tree

My Review: My Hare Line series is a collection of true stories based around the experiences that the author has had with her own pet rabbits.  The story starts with the author’s husband Jerry surprising her with Bunny the Rabbit as a gift for Easter at the age of fifty-seven. It also tells about how they went on to add more rabbits as they wanted Bunny to have playmates. She leant the ways of the rabbits and how to tender for them. She to watched them grow and play and also had to deal with the issue of death with some of her rabbits.

Each book tells a different story with My Hare Line Meets the Brown Rabbit tells about a wild rabbit named Brownie who moved to a new home under a holly bush in the front yard of a big house to My Hare Line and the Dead Pine Tree where Rascal realizes that the tree in his pen is dead and a danger to the rabbits below.

These books are full of fun and laughter for the kids and great to talk about any losses that your children have experienced themselves, such as the death of a pet. To read more on the series visit http://patsymhenry.tatepublishing.net/

Age: 4 – 8

Pages: 40

FTC Disclosure: I received a review copy of this book from the author in exchange for a fair and honest review. I was not monetarily compensated for my opinion in any way.

 

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Giveaway

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This Giveaway is Open to the US ONLY – Author is giving all 3 copies to 1 winner. Giveaway Ends November 4th.

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October 16, 2011 - Posted by | Book Review, Free Giveaways | , , , , , , ,

13 Comments »

  1. This book looks adorable, I love the cover and that it is about rabbits. My little cousin recently received her first rabbit as a gift, she would love this book, thank you very much for the chance! edysicecreamlover18@gmailDOTcom

    Comment by krystallarson | October 16, 2011 | Reply

  2. I love that these are based on true stories, and who can resist a story about rabbits.

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    Comment by domestic diva | October 16, 2011 | Reply

  3. What a terrific giveaway. The book sounds great!

    bgcchs(at)yahoo(dot)com

    Comment by Benita | October 16, 2011 | Reply

  4. I am always looking for books for kids that involve helping them deal with loss, or with opening the conversation with their parents or adults. I will be looking for these books to add to my resources for clients.

    Comment by Terri Forehand | October 16, 2011 | Reply

  5. Such a cute series. My one grandson is so into rabbits right now. He’s love these books. And that they’re based in true stories makes them even more special. Thanks for the post.
    GFC name is Lucky47.
    Carol L
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    Comment by Carol L. | October 16, 2011 | Reply

  6. We raise rabbits too! My cousin (& her kids) raise & show rabbits also. They are a bit old for these books, but my grandchildren aren’t. This book would be a great gift to give to my grandson “from the bunny grandma”!!

    nineteen19 at blackfoot dot net

    Comment by Shana | October 17, 2011 | Reply

  7. We’ve experienced a loss recently and I think these books would really help my son. Thanks for the amazing giveaway! I love the look of the books with the photos of real bunnies on the covers :)

    jwitt33 at live dot com

    Comment by jwitt33 | October 18, 2011 | Reply

  8. Awwww bunny books I love it! I think its very interesting these are children’s books based on real life experiences. I think it might show my daughter how animals need to be taken care of.

    Comment by larissa brunken | October 20, 2011 | Reply

  9. Love bunny books – and love that these books help teach kids about real life : ) Looks like a great series to share with your kids!

    Comment by lisa | October 31, 2011 | Reply

  10. I’ve rescued dozens of rabbits with the House Rabbit Society and would love to use all three of these books to inspire kids properly care for pet rabbits. House rabbits are the third most popular pet (right behind dogs and cats) but they are also the third type of animal most likely to end up at the shelter. They can and should be spayed and neutered!

    Comment by Nancy Furstinger (@AnimalAuthor) | November 1, 2011 | Reply

  11. This would be great. My daughters would like to have rabbits for their 4-H projects and I think these would be great books for them.

    Comment by Amy W. | November 3, 2011 | Reply

  12. My little boy loves bunnies and books! I love encouraging him to read and love animals so… pretty pretty please pick me!!

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    Comment by Sara McKibben-Lehman (@Sweetsillysara) | November 3, 2011 | Reply

  13. I enjoy reading books about animals so I’ll definitely check out these books!

    Comment by Lily Kwan | November 4, 2011 | Reply


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