Deborah Burggraaf’s New Book Out July 25

Author Deborah Burggraaf.

Local author and retired middle school teacher Deborah Burggraaf has announced the release of her 13th book, Josie On Shadowridge Drive. This latest book follows Burggraaf’s 12th book, Blue-Night Crawlers, which was well-received by children, parents and teachers.

Burggraaf has once again teamed up with award-winning illustrator Matt Lumsden, a graphic artist from Boca Raton, to create an everlasting love story between a young girl and a fluffy, white Wheaten terrier. The central characters are Lilly, a young girl who visits the west coast every year for a month, and Josie, a Wheaten terrier who resides in southern California and looks forward to being with her dear friend every summer.

Josie On Shadowridge Drive tells the story of the love between two hearts, whose time together is limited. Yet, as the clock ticks slowly by, both realize that their moments together are to be treasured. Both characters hold onto their cherished memories while apart and value their special love. They hold onto hope that next summer will return once again, and they will rekindle their friendship.

Lumsden takes readers on walks up Shadowridge Drive, enjoying sweet treats, and simply relaxing on fluffy pillows together by creating colorfully designed pages inviting readers to cherish special moments with each page turned.

Josie On Shadowridge Drive is scheduled for release on July 25, published by Protective Hands Communications.

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