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Joyce Crawford entices readers with third “Thelma Thistle” book

In “The Third Adventures of Thelma Thistle and Her Friends” by Joyce Crawford, Thelma Thistle encounters experiences that make a great impact in her life.

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“We must not be quick to accuse someone just because of the way they look”

Thelma finally decides to make amends with Cory Crow. She realizes that she was unkind to him and apologizes. She’s glad when Cory accepts her apology. “So now we are five. Five best friends,” Cory says with pride.  

On the other hand, Bunny feels upset when she finds out that someone has thrown litter in front of her burrow. After they discover the truth, the friends admit they have made a mistake. Thelma learns from her experience that “we must not be quick to accuse someone just because of the way they look.” 

Joyce Crawford makes sure her third “Thelma Thistle” book will still be as delightful as its predecessor will. With moral lessons for readers to ponder and colorful images to look at, this book makes an enjoyable read.  

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

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The Third 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 Third Adventures
 of Thelma Thistle
 and Her Friends
 Joyce Crawford

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