Book Review and Giveaway: My Hare Line Series: Ends November 4th
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.
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
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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My name is Ella Johnson. I started Mymcbooks to promote reading. As a former teacher, I know that making basic education fundamentals interesting to children can be challenging. Education can be fun, exciting and captivating for children with the right learning tools. So my goal is to “make learning interesting and fun” for the children while they learn, by introducing them to fun books with colorful and captivating illustrations.
In 2009, I start the giveaway program giving away free school supplies at random to 2 winners each year. I also started a monthly free giveaways for books and gifts.
August 2010, I extended the free school supplies from 2 to 5 winners at random on my blog and also give away 20 bags full of school supplies to familes in need at Chick-fil-A in Brandon, Florida during their family nights. And in 2012, I beat my that number and gave away a lot of school supplies to needy families. Hopefully, I can continue to do this each year.
In 2011, I started writing reviews on children’s books then giving these books away free on Mymcbooks Blog. I increase the number of books we giveaway free to help support parent. My goal is to give away as many as I can each year. This is also a great way to introduce parents to new books.
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