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Burgess and Marie Bear
Book I: Beginnings
by Josie Horvath and Mary Hovancsek
Burgess Bear is an amputee since his younger years. But living with just one leg is easy for him—he’ll show how. He wears an artificial leg to help him stand, walk, and run normally as the others. With his wife Marie, he begins his day preparing a hearty breakfast of scrambled eggs, warm oatmeal, wheat toast with honey, and freshly squeezed orange juice—a meal shared with fun and love. This is the start of their adventures.
About the Authors and Illustrator
This is Josie Horvath’s first children’s book in the Burgess and Marie series. She graduated from the school of Journalism at Kent State University and is a former public relations specialist. She lives in a small town in Ohio with her husband and their daughter. Josie Horvath is a breast cancer survivor.
This is also Mary Hovancsek’s first children’s book. She graduated with a degree in psychology from John Carroll University, as well as received an Associate of Applied Business in Interior Design from Virginia Marti College. Mary owns an interior design business and also lives in a small town in Ohio with her husband and two daughters.
Jenny Campbell has illustrated more than a dozen children’s books for early readers, in addition to hundreds of educational texts. She is also the nationally syndicated cartoonist of Flo and Friends, a strip about senior citizens, and the pro bono illustrator for her local humane society. She shares a refurbished century house in Chagrin Falls, Ohio, with a geriatric cat and a seventy-pound, cross-eyed black lab mix.
(2014, Paperback, 28 pages)