KATE MACLEOD EMERY WILL JOIN US TO READ HER PICTURE BOOK MUFFY MAC MOUSE AND THE VILLAGE OF FRIENDSHIP. SHE WILL PERSONALIZE AND SIGN HER BOOK FOR YOU OR YOUR CHILD/GRANDCHILD! FUN CRAFTS WILL BE AVAILABLE AS WELL AS PERSONALIZED POSTERS FROM MUFFY TO THE KIDS.
Ages 3 - 7
SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 24
ABOUT THE BOOK:
This is a book about a vagabond mouse who comes to live in the Village of Friendship where it costs no money to stay, but you have to be able to care and share with others in order to live there. Muffy is friends with all of the people in the village who are named after the author’s grandchildren. muffy’s addiction to marshmallows prevents him from sharing them with his friends. His steady diet of marshmallows each day has resulted in making his appearance that of a fat, white marshmallow mouse. Muffy is of Scottish descent and he sports a MacLeod plaid tartan kilt and tam throughout the book. One day he receives a large package at the post office from his enabling uncle. He knows the contents of the package, so he scoots back to his home where he hides from his friends for three days. Boy, now is he in big trouble.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Kate MacLeod Emery was born and brought up in the City of Quincy, Massachusetts. During her childhood there were many trips to Prince Edward Island, Canada visiting the birthplace of her father and his family. Kate’s father’s aunt, Lucy Maud Montgomery, author of Anne of Green Gables became an inspiration to Kate. While listening to her many stories, sitting in that warm, cozy kitchen on the Island, Kate thought that maybe someday she would also pen her own book about children.
Later, Kate graduated from Archbishop Williams High School and the Hitchcock Secretarial School in Boston. She also attended the Boston School of Floral Design.
While bringing up six children, Kate operated her own floral business along with transporting special needs children for the Town of Hanover, Massachusetts for 45 years. During these years that she was driving these beautiful children, she was putting together in her thoughts a story about “Muffy MacMouse”. Muffy is a crazy mouse sporting the MacLeod tartan tam and kilt who tries to learn how to care and share with his brother’s and sister’s in the Village of Friendship.
During a difficult time in Kate’s life, she would tell this story to her grandchildren when they came to visit her. As they laughed at the crazy mouse it would make her laugh. All the grandchildren are characters in the book. For many years, this manuscript was left in a desk draw until one day her husband found it and told Kate that together they would get the book published for all children to enjoy.