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Joyce Crawford Adds Second Book to her “Thelma Thistle” Series

The up-and-rising children’s writer brings forth a new adventure featuring the talking thistle and her friends.

Mc Intosh , Florida, USA – WEBWIRE

Children will love to learn about the natural world just as they love learning new words from the book.

For readers who cannot get enough of the adorable Thelma Thistle and her furry friends, rejoice!
Joyce Crawford published “The Second Adventures of Thelma Thistle and Her Friends,” which, like its predecessor, is packed with powerful lessons that will inspire readers, young and old alike, how to live and enjoy life, interact with people, and handle negative emotions.
Readers, however, will be surprised to learn that Thelma Thistle does not take center stage in “The Second Adventures of Thelma Thistle and Her Friends.” Nevertheless, she plays an important role in the character development of the two new characters who happen to be the ‘stars’ of the story: Cory Crow and Adam Mouse.
The story starts when Thelma and her two best friends Bunny and Beetle meet Cory Crow and Adam Mouse. Thelma does not take an immediate liking to Cory, whom she thinks is a “know-it-all”, and acts rude and haughty towards him.
Through Thelma, readers will experience the pangs of jealousy and envy, of scorn and disgust, and understand how these emotions could affect relationships. The story also provides readers the opportunity to understand the values of friendship, trust, and care for each other.
The second installment of the Thelma Thistle series touches on the subject of ecology as it introduces children to where forest animals live and how they make their dwellings. Moreover, the book also offers a glimpse into agriculture.
“The Second Adventures of Thelma Thistle and Her Friends” earns a five-star rating on Amazon for its colorful illustrations, eye-catching layout, moral lessons, and educational benefits for readers. This book will soon be displayed at the upcoming 2018 Beijing International Book Fair on August 23 to 25, 2018.
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The Second Adventures of Thelma Thistle and Her Friends
Written by: Joyce Crawford
Published by: The Vivien Wilhelmina Publishing Co., LLC
Published date: July 28, 2016
Paperback price: $12

About the Author
​Joyce Crawford grew up in the little southern town of Hawthorne, Florida in the 1950’s. Crawford considered it a blessing to have three generations of loving family living 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.
Memories that helped shape Crawford’s personality included cows grazing in orange groves just across the back fence; Uncle Delbert’s bird dog, Major, who took every opportunity to jump in the back of the pick-up-truck; 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 a mystery.
The author’s first inspiration came from her first-grade teacher, a novice teacher named Miss Seltzer. In the first-grade class, there was an on-going competition among the girls to see who could run fastest back to the classroom after lunch. The two winners received the coveted naptime space under the teacher’s desk where we laughed and giggled and admired Miss Seltzer’s rainbow-colored petticoats.
The rainbow-colored petticoats 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 came by way of a 1988 comedy, “The Funny Farm,” staring Chevy Chase. The author jotted down her initial thoughts, but those pages lingered thirty years in a box next to her son’s first pair of shoes. Once retired, the author again put pen to paper and “Thelma” sprouted.

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 The Second Adventures
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 Her Friends
 Joyce Crawford

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