Welcome to Sundog, Minnesota! When highly verbal, Norse-myth-obsessed Alexa Stevens moves from New York City, she doesn’t know what to expect. What is a small town like? Explore the new landscape with ten-year-old Alexa in a new book titled The Howling Vowels by Northfield author Leslie Schultz.
Ever wonder how homeschooling can work? Every family approaches it differently. For one fun-filled, heartwarming view, join city girl Alexa as she tastes unfamiliar seasons, comes to know her friends, really sees and accepts herself, and discovers her own way to make her mark on the world. Join Alexa as she observes wolves in the wild, forms a close pack of friends—some homeschooled, some not—and discover new and wonderful things about the life of their town.
Leslie Schultz began homeschooling her daughter in first grade. At first, Schultz found it a daunting prospect, in part because of the dearth of books featuring characters who were homeschooled. Encouraged by her daughter, Schultz spent the past five years writing The Howling Vowels to chronicle the adventures of Alexa and her friends Eduardo, Isabelle, Otto, and Ursula, and celebrate the joys of life in a small Minnesota town. Enlivened with drawings by Maine-based illustrator Heather Newman, The Howling Vowels is available locally at Monkey See Monkey Read (www.monkeyread.com) and also through Amazon.com.
A video clip of Schultz reading an excerpt from the book is available at www.winonamedia.net and on www.homeschoolliterature.com.
Schultz will be reading from the book, answering questions, and signing copies at the Northfield Public Library at 1:00 p.m. on Saturday, December 3, 2011; copies will be available for purchase.
First-time novelist Leslie Schultz is a writer, photographer, and homeschooling parent in Northfield, Minnesota. Lisa Cottrell-Bentley, publisher and homeschooling parent, established Do Life Right, Inc. to provide a way to publish realistic fiction featuring homeschooled characters. For more information, contact author Leslie Schultz email@example.com (www.winonamedia.net) or publisher Lisa Cottrell-Bentley firstname.lastname@example.org (www.doliferightinc.com).