Mischievous Molly Discovers Her Gift


By Nancy Hallowell and Afsoon Kelly
Illustrated by Lauren Zurcher


Molly never eats her vegetables, is very messy, and does her best to miss the school bus. On top of that, she is struggling to find a talent to share with her class. But with the help of her lovable dog, Mojo, she discovers a special gift that brings comfort and joy to others.

Every child has a special talent to offer, even the most mischievous.

About the Author: Nancy Hallowell retired from a 35-year career in marketing and public relations working in non-profit trade association, financial services, technology, and healthcare. Today, she is a youth tennis coach, helping kids discover and cultivate their best selves. Nancy has raised and trained service dogs. As an Alliance of Therapy Dogs member, she is a pet therapy volunteer at UC Health in Aurora, CO.

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About the Author: Afsoon Kelly graduated from CU Boulder in Economics and International Affairs and has worked in finance, technology, and operations in New York, Boston, and now Denver. She loves water sports, playing tennis, hiking, biking, and spending time with family and friends. In her ideal world, every child has a home, healthy food, and can express their talents regardless of race, ethnicity, or finances.

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About the Illustrator: Lauren Zurcher is an award-winning children’s book illustrator from Colorado. She began her journey as an artist when drawing about family vacations across the world. The geography, peoples, fauna, and culture are the source of her inspiration. Lauren lives in New York and loves bringing stories to life with colorful and playful visuals. 


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Dimensions 8 × 10 in



978-1-950484-82-9 (paperback)
978-1-950484-83-6 (hardback)