GiGi’s Enchanted Forest
By Patti Clemons, Barbara Merritt and Marsha Ogilvie; illustrated by Bonnie Shields
Fiction, 32 pages, 8.5" x 8.5" softcover, full color illustrations
Produced in association with Keokee Co. Publishing, Inc.
A delightful new children's book inspired by the late Hazel Hall, GiGi's Enchanted Forest follows a black bear family as it sets off through an enchanted forest to visit Gramma GiGi. The three mischievous cubs are in for a bigger adventure than they could have imagined.
After a scary escape from a fierce mountain lion, the three young cubs are only too happy to dash back to GiGi’s safe and warm den. That’s when the cubs discover that there is something truly magical about their GiGi!
A percentage of all sales donated to Kinderhaven, a group foster home and emergency shelter for children in Sandpoint, Idaho.
Authors Patti Clemons, Barbara Merritt and Marsha Ogilvie live in Sandpoint, Idaho, and have diverse professional backgrounds respectively as human resources manager, title insurance agent and the town mayor. They share a passion for community service and love for children. While reminiscing about their late, mutual friend and community pillar Hazel Hall, they came up with the idea of a children’s book with a figure as spirited and magical as Hazel herself – and GiGi was born.
Illustrator Bonnie Shields is known as the “Mule Artist.” A Leanin’ Tree artist since 1981, she has illustrated several books, including “Brown Sunshine of Sawdust Valley” by Marguerite Henry. She is a founding member of Cowboy Cartoonists International and lives in Sandpoint, Idaho.