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Shorty Bean books

(with Rosy Fife) 

by Holly Szurpicki

Shorty Bean and the Enchanted Coins

Publisher's Summary

Life in the city is hectic and noisy, but in a tiny town up north where her grandparents live, there is no notion of time for Shorty Bean and her beloved pet, Smarty. Together they discover a divine power that has been dormant for many years as they explore the Gazman Forest where they meet a bald eagle, an Indian chief, a blind cat, an anxious turtle, an Irish porcupine, a military fish, and a royal frog. But these discoveries are not without opposition as she encounters the winds of the north, the ravens of the air, and the black bears. 

This story is about a New World seen in the eyes of a little girl. A story of perseverance, family values, wonderful friends and divine destiny. 

Join the adventures of the Shorty Bean series, and discover an entire world filled with imagination that is just waiting for you to begin!

©2010 Holly Szurpicki (P)2018 Holly Szurpicki

Shorty Bean and the Coin of Fire

 Christmas is a joyful time of the year, but this year it is extra special for Shorty Bean for two reasons. She will be performing in the school Christmas play and then will go to her grandparent’s cottage for winter break. But her arrival launches a series of events which bring unexpected change as lives are forever rearranged.
After dropping the coin of fire on that dreadful day on the mountain top the last time she was at her grandparent’s home, she has pondered the strange events that caused its disappearance. Now a profound mystery awaits her arrival and begins to stir in the deepest parts of the forest as new creatures emerge. Each holds information that will lead her to the missing coin.

Rosy & I had fun recording these books together and its been fun to see her grow in the process too.  In book one, I had to tell her what to say.  By the time we did book 2, she was reading her own lines, usually with very little direction from me. Thanks Holly, for this opportunity to spend time with my little girl.  We hope you enjoy Shorty & Smarty & company as much as we did.

Benny Fife 2020

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Shorty Bean - Rosy FifeBenjamin Fife
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Shorty Bean 2 - Rosy FifeBenny Fife
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