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Shorty and The Sullivans by Lynda Jones Mubarak

26 Feb


Shorty and The Sullivans by Lynda Jones Mubarak

Shorty and The Sullivans is a children’s story that demonstrates how a friendship can develop from some very unusual circumstances. It also teaches young children that one should not make judgements based on appearance including color or size. The message of the story emphasizes that observation over a period of time will often determine the true value of a situation.

 

Book Excerpt:  Shorty and The Sullivans by Lynda Jones Mubarak

Every Saturday morning Mrs. Sullivan shopped at the Johnson Supermarket. Archie, the manager, and the cashiers knew her because she always bought the same meat, veggies, milk, fruit, dog food and doggie treats. They also knew Mrs. Sullivan because big, happy Ebony Joyce was always with her, wagging her tail and looking at the other customers as they walked by. Archie didn’t mind Ebony Joyce being in the store because she was a friendly dog. The customers like rubbing her ears, the kids like rubbing her back and Ebony Joyce never barked.

Ebony Joyce walked a little slower in the store than Mrs. Sullivan, but that was alright because she took her time going up and down the aisles of the store to search for the best bargains, especially on the meat and dairy aisles.

One day a cashier asked Mrs. Sullivan, “How old is Ebony Joyce?” Mrs. Sullivan replied, “We don’t know Ebony J’s age. When we moved into our house years ago we found her hiding in the shed in the back yard. We fed her, gave her a bath and she’s been with us since then.” The cashier smiled and Mrs. Sullivan smiled. She paid for her groceries, rolled the grocery cart out to the car and put the groceries in the trunk while Ebony waited for her to open the car door.

Mrs. Sullivan drove home while Ebony J looked out the window at the passing cars, big buses, and the people jogging along the sidewalks or talking on their cell phones.

When Mrs. Sullivan returned from grocery shopping Ebony J always waited quietly next to the kitchen sink while Mrs. Sullivan put the food away. Ebony knew when the last paper bag was emptied there would be a doggie treat for her. She loved the treats!

One morning, Mrs. Sullivan noticed that Ebony J was not awake when she began to cook breakfast. She was usually the first one awake in the mornings and watched Mrs. Sullivan as she prepared the coffee, toast, turkey bacon and eggs.

(  Continued…  )

 

Order Shorty and The Sullivans by Lynda Jones Mubarak
Age Range: 5 – 9 years
Grade Level: 1 – 4
Paperback: 60 pages

Shorty and The Sullivans is a children’s book appropriate for grades 1-4.
https://www.amazon.com/Shorty-Sullivans-Lynda-Jones-Mubarak/dp/1626768552

 

About the Author
Dr.Lynda Jones Mubarak is a native Texan and was raised in Waco and Ft. Worth. She is an Army veteran, retired special education teacher, and college ESL adjunct. Dr. Lynda’s love for reading and books began when she was an elementary student and continued during her teaching years. She is the author of Stations, Carver Park, and Shorty & The Sullivans. Dr. Lynda loves to travel, live theater and crossword puzzles. She is currently a co-host on “The Author’s Lounge Radio Show”, Fish Bowl Radio Network, Grey Stream, Tuesdays, 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm, CST, and she is busy writing her fourth book.

Website: http://www.lyndamubarak.com
Instagram: https://ljmubarakstationsforkids
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/lyndamubarak


ABOUT STATIONS FOR KIDS

STATIONS FOR KIDS is dedicated to early literacy and community service. The best way to ensure your child’s personal and career success is to begin the learning process as soon as possible. Academic success is always necessary, but your child also needs to see how he or she fits into the world community. A combination of community service and applicable educational concepts will give your child a balanced view of the world. CARVER PARK provides a view of a young girl’s early learning experiences about the world.

STATIONS: Changing Your Life – Changing Your Career is my book of essays and my way of assisting you in making life decisions now that will affect your quality of life later. The 21st century is very fluid. You and your children are part of it!

If you are caught in the gridlock of making a transition in some area of your life, the first thing you need to consider is: whatever you need to do to reach maximum success in any category is located in two places; your head and your heart. But change also means there are some things you need to begin and some things that you will need to end, and involves both head and heart. Both areas are connected, very powerful, and one will eventually affect the other. STATIONS will guide you through some areas using common sense suggestions that you have heard from family, friends, associates or even a stranger.

CARVER PARK and STATIONS can be purchased at Melanin Origins, Barnes & Noble and Amazon.

Barnes & Noble offers CARVER PARK in NookBook, paperback and hardback format.

Amazon provides an ebook and paperback for STATIONS. I hope you enjoy both!

SHORTY and THE SULLIVANS, is due for release March 5, 2018. Yes, sometimes dogs have the same issues as humans!

 


 

Intimate Conversation with Lynda Jones Mubarak


Dr. Lynda Jones Mubarak
is a native Texan and was raised in Waco and Ft. Worth. She is an Army veteran, retired special education teacher, and college ESL adjunct. Dr. Lynda’s love for reading and books began when she was an elementary student and continued during her teaching years. She is the author of Stations, Carver Park, and Shorty & The Sullivans. Dr. Lynda loves to travel, live theater and crossword puzzles. She is currently a co-host on “The Author’s Lounge Radio Show”, Fish Bowl Radio Network, Grey Stream, Tuesdays, 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm, CST, and she is busy writing her fourth book.

BPM: Tell us about your book for young readers, Shorty and The Sullivans.
My most recent work is Shorty and The Sullivans. It was created for children ages 6-10 and is available at Barnes and Noble and Amazon.
Shorty and The Sullivans is a children’s story that demonstrates how a friendship can develop from some very unusual circumstances. It also teaches young children that one should not make judgements based on appearance including color or size. The message of the story emphasizes that observation over a period of time will often determine the true value of a situation.

BPM: What did you enjoy most about writing your children’s books?
I enjoy writing books for children because it reminds me of the books I read as a child. The imagination of a child is a wonderful thing. If you can create an image in a child’s mind with words, with or without the assistance of an illustration, they will never forget it. Most people never forget the books they read as a young child.

BPM: How much planning goes into writing a book for kids?
I think the planning for writing a book for kids is related to your knowledge or experience with the subject matter. Writing about a topic for a kid’s book can be a challenge because you must be able to relay the concepts without overwhelming the child.

BPM: What advice would you give aspiring writers that would help them finish a project?
Patience and consistency are the toughest issues for new authors. You will need to begin building a fan base before your book is published so that readers will be familiar with your brand and your message. Join writer groups and book clubs to ensure support and counsel for your project. It’s also good to maintain a writing schedule so that you don’t lose focus and momentum. Lastly, spend time with people who can teach you the nuts and bolts of the industry through webinars and workshops online or in person.

BPM: What period of life or topics do you find you write about most often?
I enjoy writing about early literacy, career readiness, community service, global empathy and life long learning. I am also especially interested in stories about adults of all ages who experience a life transition.

BPM: Did you learn anything personal from writing your book?
I learned that canines and humans have special relationships and they have much in common, especially in the case of rescued animals.

BPM: How has writing impacted your life?
I have a renewed respect for time, deadlines and the human condition.

BPM: What does literary success look like to you?
Literary success occurs when an adult or child tells me that my book was rewarding, inspiring or informative. Your skills as a writer don’t count if no one is reading your work. Literary success is priceless!

BPM: What are the three most effective tools for sharing your book with the world?
Social media, partnering with a community organization, and using the services of a professional internet publicist have been my most effective tools for sharing my books. It is impossible to reach the thousands of readers who may be a possible market for your book without professional assistance. You must be willing to invest in your project.

BPM: What projects are you working on at the present?
I am currently working on a project related to community service and young children. My wish is for this project to continue as a series for young readers.

BPM: How can readers discover more about you and your work?
Readers can visit my website: http://www.lyndamubarak.com or my FB Author Page: stationsforkids@lyndamubarak
Author website: http://www.lyndamubarak.com
Instagram: ljmubarakstationsforkids
Facebook for Kids: https://www.facebook.com/ lyndamubarak

Purchase Shorty and The Sullivans by Lynda Jones Mubarak
https://www.amazon.com/Shorty-Sullivans-Lynda-Jones-Mubarak/dp/1626768552

 

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