The Monster in the Birch Trees

A Child’s Relationship with Nature

by Joanne O’Leary & Illustrated by Corrina Armsworthy

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Book Details

Language : English
Publication Date : 28/12/2017

Format : Softcover
Dimensions : 8.5x8.5
Page Count : 36
ISBN : 9781504379908

About the Book

The Monster in the Birch Trees is about the importance of grandparents in the lives of grandchildren. This book tells a story of a little girl named Maya and her experience with her grandfather. Her grandfather (Pop) is a great storyteller and a wonderful role model for Maya. Maya’s pop is the one person who introduced her to the great outdoors because he loved nature, animals, and telling old legends while walking in the woods. This story is set in the magical place of Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada.

About the Author

Joanne O’Leary is a post-secondary educator / administrator and was born and raised in St. John’s, Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada where she resides with her husband Glenn, son Matthew, and grand-daughter, Maya. She brings her passion for life , self-empowerment, personal leadership development and her love of nature to her writing. Her grandfather Lloyd Horwood introduced Joanne to all things nature and she now enjoys shorter hikes and longer treks on the East Coast Trail in order to feel closer to him and to get in touch with her true self. With over 30 years working and studying in higher education, Joanne experienced a repetitive strain injury resulting in nerve damage to arms. She now uses assistive technology to operate a computer and dictate the text for this book.