Burton the Scarecrow ~ Friendship Tales from the Farm ~ Book 1 by V.A. Boeholt





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Published on Nov 8, 2012

From the Farmyard to the Shipyard Arizona Author V.A. Boeholt Creates Memorable Teaching Tales for Inquisitive Young Readers

PHOENIX, AZ (Fall, 2012)—Arizona author and educator V.A. Boeholt, Ph.D., has made professional contributions to students, parents and instructors around the world as a teacher, curriculum designer and program developer. Now extending her remarkable influence to children's literature, Boeholt has joined forces with acclaimed illustrator Nathaniel P. Jensen and Five Star Publications, Inc. to produce six delightful picture books sure to captivate young readers. Future titles may also be produced to expand Boeholt's library of delightful teaching tales.

Slated for publication between November 2012 and March 2014, Boeholt's engaging new books will include five titles in the Burton the Scarecrow series, along with a stand-alone maritime story called The Happy Ship. These titles and their expected dates of publication include:

Burton the Scarecrow -- Friendship Tales from the Farm:
Burton, the Kind Scarecrow (ISBN: 978-1-58985-202-0) -- December 2012
Burton's Friendship Garden (ISBN: 978-1-58985-210-9) -- June 2013
Burton's Harvest Party (ISBN: 978-1-58985-208-7) -- August 2013
Burton and the Christmas Tree (ISBN: 978-1-58985-206-8) -- October 2013
Burton Helps Dixie Duck (ISBN: 978-1-58985-204-4) -- January 2014
The Happy Ship (ISBN: 978-1-58985-212-9) -- February 2014

"I have never met anyone as generous and giving as Vee," said Linda F. Radke, president of Five Star Publications, Inc. "She is publishing these books to share her vibrant spirit with others in a way that teaches children important life lessons as they turn the pages of a wonderful story. As they meet Burton the Scarecrow and visit the Happy Ship, young readers and their caregivers will have a uniquely rich and rewarding experience."

From the farmyard to the shipyard, Boeholt's engaging stories introduce children not only to concepts like counting, sequencing and vocabulary building, but also to ideals like humility, gratitude, service and problem-solving. With Burton the Scarecrow always eager to help his friends and The Happy Ship sailing proudly as the Queen of the Sea, Boeholt's innovative tales are sure to provide meaningful teaching moments that make learning fun.

Each of Boeholt's books is augmented with a glossary to expand children's vocabularies, questions to encourage in-depth discussion and suggestions for supplementary activities. Featuring the delightful illustrations of acclaimed artist Nathaniel P. Jensen, each story provides a unique opportunity for parents and teachers to apply life-shaping principles at home or in the classroom, setting the stage for character development in an enjoyable, memorable way.

For more information about V.A. Boeholt and the Burton series and The Happy Ship, please visit www.BoeholtBooks.com, or call Five Star Publications, Inc. at (480) 940-8182. More information about Five Star Publications, Inc. is available at www.FiveStarPublications.com.

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