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Friday, March 6, 2015

Press Release:A Tropical Fable About the Importance of Friends and Family

Proud Palm Learns Lesson with Heart in New Children’s Book by Mrs. D

A self-absorbed palm learns the true meaning of family and friends when disaster strikes her home in this new illustrated book released by Dog Ear Publishing.

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Dog Ear Publishing releases “The Royal Palm” by Mrs. D.
a tropical twist to this fable about the importance of friends and family.
(PRWEB) January 07, 2015 -- A tropical garden gains a beautiful silver palm, who stretches to the sky and swirls her wide, green leaves, wistfully remembering the island home where she grew up. The Royal Palm shares her story in a new illustrated children’s book released by Dog Ear Publishing. On her home island, the young tree learns just how important friends and family can be to survival – a lesson she takes with her to her new home.
When she was young, the Royal Palm was frightened by hurricanes, which often swept over the island, but her cousins the plain palms protected the shore, standing up to wild storms and strong winds. As she grows tall, slim and beautiful, the self-absorbed tree changes from plain clothes to a shimmering silver dress, disdaining her plainer cousins in their dull dresses. She refuses to play with them, the wind, or any creature that messes up her hair. Even a warning from the sun can’t change her mind – or make her less lonely.
A vicious hurricane, complete with howling winds and crashing waves, threatens Royal Palm, but her cousins the plain palms help shelter her from the damage. In the end, Royal Palm realizes that despite her beauty, she is still a palm and should care for her friends. “The Royal Palm” adds a tropical twist to this fable about the importance of friends and family.

Chanoa, a freelance illustrator who works on children’s books and anime, once again pairs up with Mrs. D with colorful cartoon illustrations. Her computer-generated images burst with color and character, bringing the story to life in vivid detail.

Award-winning children’s author Mrs. D, also known as Olga D’Agostino, has written many children’s books and short stories. “The Trees Have Hearts,” “Good Morning, World!” and “The Little Girl Praying on the Hill” won Mom’s Choice Awards in 2013 and Readers’ Favorite International Awards in 2014. Mrs. D. grew up on a farm in western Ukraine and came to the United States in 1992 and ran her own business. The author, a member of the Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators, lives in Smithville, N.J., with her husband Patrick.

Published books by Mrs. D. include “Carlo the Mouse on Vacation,” “The Trees Have Hearts” (twice award-winning children's book), “The City Kittens and the Old House Cat,” “Good Morning, World!” (twice award-winning children's book), “Runaway Clothes,” “The Royal Palm,” “The Little Girl Praying on the Hill” (Gold award-winning short story) and Carlo the Mouse, Book 1: “Too Many Rules for One Little Mouse.”

The full series of Carlo the Mouse and her new books “The Mysterious Life Inside a Closet,” “That Is How Things Are” (two connected stories: The Autumn Wind and The Kitten and the Sparrow), and her new book, “The Cat Who Wonders, by Itself,” and three rhyming stories in “Who Is Most Important in the Fridge?” will be published in the near future. Her books are available in print on Amazon and Barnes & Noble, and as e-books for most popular e-devices. She is working on her first novel, “The Chinese Princess,” and a short story, “A Taste of Bread.”

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The Royal Palm
Mrs. D
Dog Ear Publishing
ISBN: 978-1-4575-3191-0        40 pages        $21.99 US
Available at Ingram,, Barnes & Noble and fine bookstores everywhere.
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