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Joyce Crawford continues to pen the exciting adventures of Thelma Thistle

“The Second Adventures of Thelma Thistle and Her Friends” by Joyce Crawford tells the fun adventure of Thelma Thistle and her friends who meets strangers and learn new lessons on the way.

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“Thelma realizes that Cory is a true friend.”

While on their way to an adventure, Thelma Thistle and her two best friends, Beetle and Bunny, meet two strangers – Cory Crow and Adam Mouse. Cory impresses Beetle and Bunny with his wittiness, but he irritates Thelma, who calls him a ‘know-it-all.’  

Cory wants to be accepted and tries to prove to Thelma that he can be a good friend. The weather suddenly turns awful and thunder and lightning scare Thelma. Cory tries his best to make her feel better. 

Eventually, Thelma realizes that Cory is a true friend.  He and Adam Mouse join Thelma and her other friends playing in the mud and rain Cory invites his new-found friends on an adventure to a corn field for breakfast. Because Thelma is rooted in the soil, she makes the excuse that she does not like corn and chooses not to go.  But she promises herself that she will go on the next adventure. 

The second installment of the Thelma Thistle adventure series is a great addition to one’s collection of children’s books.  

The Second Adventures of Thelma Thistle and Her Friends” will be displayed at the 2018 Book Expo America Print, which will take place this May 30, 2018.   

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The Second Adventures of Thelma Thistle and Her Friends 
Written by: Joyce Crawford 
Published by: Vivien Wilhelmina Publishing Co., LLC 
Published Date: January 15, 2016 
Paperback price: $12 on-line


About the Author
Joyce Crawford grew up in the little southern town of Hawthorne, Florida in the 1950’s. She was blessed by having three generations of loving family nearby. One of her happiest memories was living next door to her great Uncle Delbert in a sweet little white house with green trim located just across the overpass. The author remembers southern charms of cows grazing in orange groves just across the back fence; a bird dog named Major, who took every opportunity to jump in the back of the pick-up-truck if Uncle Delbert happened to go near the shed; mocking birds singing happily in ancient magnolia trees; and the sweetest memory of all, grandma and grandpa’s house in the middle of a pecan grove.

One less than happy memory was hearing yelps of pain from her older brother when he stepped on a prickly pear while mowing the yard (mowing in protest, she might add). How a prickly pear morphed into a sweet little thistle named Thelma is unknown. The author’s first inspiration came from her first grade teacher, a novice teacher named Miss Seltzer. There was an on-going competition among the first-grade girls to see who could run fastest back to the classroom after lunch. The two winners received the coveted nap-time space under the teacher’s desk. The rainbow-colored petty coats were not the only inspiration Miss Seltzer unknowingly bestowed. It was a teacher’s love of the children and love of teaching that left the biggest impression on this little first-grade girl. “Thelma” was thirty years in the making.

The inspiration for “Thelma” came by way of the 1988 comedy movie, “The Funny Farm,” staring Chevy Chase. The author jotted down her initial thoughts but those pages lingered in a box for thirty years next to her son’s first pair of shoes. Once retired, the author again picked up pen to paper and “Thelma” was finally born.


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 The Second Adventures of
 Thelma Thistle and
 Her Friends
 Joyce Crawford

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