Story of Tessie Farrell, an Adopted Child, Shared by Authorís Loving Husband
John Coppola displays Anne Turner Coppolaís book at 2015 National Education Association Exhibit.
ďItís a beautiful story about love and family. I didnít know I was going to enjoy it, so I read it casually only to end up in tears towards the end of the book. The book is a quick read, but it will leave you with a warm feeling in your heart,Ē
Adoption can present a child with difficult, conflicting emotions at a time in life when he or she is very vulnerable. The child may feel unwanted and unloved, and unable to understand why a mother did not want the child. Thatís probably what Tessie Farrell felt when she learned that she was adopted in Anne Turner Coppolaís book, Fly Away Free. †
Tessie is an adopted, only child of dairy farmers in northern New York. Taunted by her classmates, betrayed by her cousin, and isolated from other children, Tessie creates her own fantasy world with the help of her pet horse, Dolly, and two pet geese, Orville and Wilbur. Aided by an older woman she befriends, Maudie Carroll, the school librarian, along with the love and care of her parents, Tessie learns to accept herself just the way she is.
ďItís a beautiful story about love and family. I didnít know I was going to enjoy it, so I read it casually only to end up in tears towards the end of the book. The book is a quick read, but it will leave you with a warm feeling in your heart,Ē according to Yolanda Bass, a reviewer.
Anne Coppola has written a book that will inspire all young readers, and especially those affected by adoption. Just like Tessie, they may also learn to accept the love of others, and to develop the strength to overcome the nightmares of their own past. Because, after all, a family is not only about your blood relation to one another, sometimes it refers to the people who love and care about you.
For those who are interested, the book will be displayed at the 2015 National Education Association, which will be held on July 1 Ė July 3, 2015 in Orlando, Florida. Coppolaís book, along with many other materials, will be displayed throughout the event.
Fly Away Free
By: Anne Turner Coppola
eBook | $ 3.99
Paperback | $ 19.99
Hardcover | $ 29.99
Book copies are available at www.annetcoppola.com, www.barnesandnoble.com, www.amazon.com, and other online book retailers.
About the Author
Anne Turner Coppola was born in Redford, New York, one of seven children. When she was ten years old, her father died, and when her mother was hospitalized with severe depression two years later, Anne was placed in a foster home, where she attended a Catholic girlís school. In high school, she wrote a weekly column for the local newspaper and was valedictorian of her graduating class. She received her teaching degree from the State University of New York at Albany, and her masterís from Rutgers University. After her retirement from teaching, Anne served as ombudsman for the state of Florida, inspecting nursing homes to insure that they were providing quality care for patients. After battling breast cancer for eight years, she died in 2012. Following her death, her husband, John, found three manuscripts she had written in 1993, and decided to have them published. In addition to Fly Away Free, Anne also wrote The Last Panther and The Ghost of the Dunes- all wonderful books for young readers.
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