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Meet Bandit, a Loveable, Inquisitive Raccoon -- New Picture Book Follows a Raccoon's Life Story Living With a Couple Near Their Home
HUDSON, Ohio, Aug. 22, 2008 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- It is not everyday that we hear about human kindness towards raccoons. In many states, it is illegal to harbor them, but this is a different kind of love story. Most of us look at them as troublesome creatures from the wild that have a reputation of ruining crops at farms or dumping over garbage cans for food. Still with the proper way of raising and taking care of them, raccoons can be a joy. A true story about raising this raccoon is all set to begin with the release of Bandit "A Raccoon Tail," a new photographic picture book by Norma L. Lapierre. It is told in "first-person" by Bandit herself and includes actual photographs taken by the author. Bandit was taken to a wild animal rehabber who inoculated her and requested the author's help to raise and release her.
Take a Historical Trip in Pennsylvania -- The True Story of Blockley, Almshouse Turned General Hospital
WHITEFISH BAY, Wis., Aug. 22, 2008 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- They say that in order to face the future, we need to learn our past. This is the reason why we study history, so that we may pick up bits and pieces about how our ancestors began, how they survived without the technologies we know today, and how 'they' eventually came to be 'us.' Travel back in time with author Alma Hebel Haglund as she takes us as far back as seventeenth century England to witness the beginning of what would come to be the largest general hospital in The New World.