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Award-winning Children's Author to Appear at Main Library

5/12/2014

Any farmer on a cold, bitter winter’s day is concerned about livestock, especially the newborn, and Rosanne Glover is no different than any other animal caregiver.  The difference is that Glover turned her personal experience into an award-winning children’s book.

Massanutten Regional Main Library will feature the noted children’s author in a special family storytime session Saturday, May 17, 1 PM.
 
Recipient of the Mom’s Choice Award for her book, Chloe the Very Special Goat, Glover’s tale is autobiographical with reference material concerning goats and sheep.  The book demonstrates a positive theme throughout for all young readers.  Geared for ages 9-12 in juvenile fiction, the book also won the Silver Award from Readers’ Favorites and the McClure Silver Ram Award, the American Sheep Industry Association’s highest honor.

Cast aside as a runt on a snowy day by its mother, Chloe will capture the readers’ hearts in a humorous and sentimental way.  Glover describes the domestication of the castaway inside the house, the goat’s visit to the eye doctor and pet store, and the reunion of Chloe to her natural goat family. 

A retired West Virginia and Grant County secondary public school teacher, Glover taught at Petersburg High School as a mathematics instructor and choral director.   She was named Grant County Teacher of the Year in 2000.   Another Grant County teacher, Jennifer Kessel Sites, an art instructor at Petersburg Elementary School, was illustrator for the book.  Sites was also selected as Grant County Teacher of the Year in 2008.  Both teachers are graduates of West Virginia University. 

Glover’s appearance at Massanutten Regional Main Library is free and open to the public and provides entertainment and education. 

Glover will sell and sign copies of the award-winning children’s book after her book reading.    

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