“The Beastie Book” goes to print

For all of you who have been wondering when The Beastie Book will be available–and I know some of you are eagerly anticipating it–I have great news: It has gone to the printer.

And please do visit the Shenanigan Books site, where you can check out the other wonderful offerings from this unique press. My granddaughter Courtney ( age 9) loves both The Book of Mermaids and A Book of Fairies, and my grandson Conor (age 5) really identifies with the younger brother of the older sister in the delightful Star of the Show. Of course, they both can’t wait for their very own copies of The Beastie Book which is, in part, dedicated to them. They think Grandma Penny is famous (grin).

I’ll be sure to let you know when the book is available. It is listed as being available on November1st, and we’ll hope it makes it by then. If you decide to order it, you can have your copy or copies in time for Christmas, which makes me very happy.


About penhart

I am a poet and writer, published widely in journals and anthologies, and my literary autobiography appears as an extended essay in "Contemporary Authors." My poems have recently appeared in "Rattle" ,"Tiferet," and "U.S. 1 Worksheets". Work has also appeared in "The Valparaiso Poetry Review," and "Umbrella." Recent books include 'One Bowl" (2012); "Recycling Starlight" (2010); and "The Night Marsh" (2008).. Earlier collections include "Along River Road"; "Lizard Light: Poems From the Earth"; and "Buried in the Sky." My illustrated alphabestiary for children, "The Beastie Book," was published in the December, 2009, by Shenanigan Books. I have won three poetry fellowships from the New Jersey State Council on the Arts, as well as awards from the Geraldine R. Dodge Foundation, the Mary Carolyn Davies Memorial Award from the Poetry Society of America, and the first William O. Douglas Nature Writing Award for my work in the anthology "American Nature Writing 2002." I was invited to be a "featured poet" and read at the 2010 Dodge Poetry Festival, and was awarded a residency / fellowship for January, 2011, at VCCA (Virginia Center for the Creative Arts." I live in the South Jersey shore area, and work as a visiting poet in the schools through programs sponsored by the New Jersey State Council on the Arts and various other agencies. I'm still fairly new at blogging and hope to add more graphics, etc., as I learn more.
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2 Responses to “The Beastie Book” goes to print

  1. Della says:

    I’m looking forward to the Beastie Book! It sounds so fun! I’ll be recommending it to my library for sure!

    • penhart says:

      Hi Della,

      Thanks so much for your good wishes for “The Beastie Book.” I have to tell you that your “Star of the Show” was a perfect gift for my five-year-old grandson, Conor, whose nine-year-old sister, Courtney, is the star of the show. Conor loved the book, and Courtney squirmed when he read it—all of us laughing. It’s become a running joke–and Conor even quotes to Courtney now and then,”I’ll be the principal.” I look forward to meeting you one of these days.


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