PATRON SAINT OF CHILDREN'S LITERATURE
 
She was an extraordinary woman with a zest for fun and life. She had a passion for the literary, which cast a spell over her being and on others as well, particularly children.
 
Her morning ritual was to sip on a special blend of tea, alongside her two trusty assistants, Thomas and Jack and her feline muse--the cat with “catitude” also known as “Mad Cat”. Together, Mad Cat would then serendipitously choose one of her many books from her bookshelves, and Susan would begin reading to them—a prequel to the day’s magical adventures.
 
Thus inspired, she and her cat would share these stories with those she encountered, turning their hum-drum lives into swashbuckling adventures…allowing them to join her in escapades into the pages of unknown worlds, traversing continents and traveling backwards and forwards through the centuries.
 
She had a particularly unique gift with children. Like a Pied Piper, the children would flock to listen to her stories. By selecting beautifully illustrated tales, she would transform these stories to life by making the characters talk and sing and engaging the children as active participants. She had an innate ability to connect with even the shiest child and teach them how to explore their imagination. Her enthusiasm would infuse them with a curiosity and excitement for reading that would last them a lifetime.

Size: 5 1/2" X 24"
Price: SOLD

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