Saturday, June 14, 2014

"Adventures with Ragweed" by Linda Lou Crosby

Adventures with Ragweed:
A Collection of Whimsical Tales
by Linda Lou Crosby

Adventures with Ragweed is currently on tour with Enchanted Book Promotions. The tour stops here today for an excerpt and a giveaway. Please be sure to visit the other tour stops as well.

Whimsy - humorous tales of adventure, friendship and outdoor ventures for young adult readers and those young at heart.
Adventures with Ragweed is a collection of humorous short stories filled with adventure and family themes.
Ragweed is a tribute to the whimsical part of each of us. Follow this young teen and her best friend Marney as they travel to Mexico for a fishing trip, where the family is to shoot a pilot for a television show, but instead, find themselves in an unexpected sea storm.
Laugh out loud as Ragweed takes on the tennis elite at the country club or attempts to rearrange their perfectly cut lawns.
Always one to learn new things, this young freckled-face gal with the unruly blonde hair, builds a float, rides a horse and grows a garden - always getting into unintentional trouble and conning her friends to partake. Each task done with her own unique view of the world.
Light hearted and funny.
These stories are meant to entertain. It's difficult to narrow it down to one specific genre as the book is a collection of short stories suitable for young adults as well as for an older crowd with a sense of humor. Family Relationships, Friendships, Essays and Humor are categories all presented within the pages of this book.
If you like the outdoors you might enjoy reading about Ragweed's horse riding exploits or her compost-creating stunts. She spends a great deal of time playing sports and in the garden. Most of the stories are based on the author's own experiences when she was a young adult but some of us know that inner youth tends to follow us into adulthood - so if you have similar backgrounds, these tales will make you grin.
Beautifully illustrated by Andy Atkins.

Book Trailer

Read an excerpt here.

Featured Review
This little book by Linda Lou Crosby is absolutely delightful! A great read for all ages! Moms and Pops have their hands full with Ragweed and her adventures. You can't help but wonder where the next escapade takes Ragweed. Whether it's gardening, tennis or horseback riding, you'll enjoy this mischievous character and her friend Marney! Great fun!!

About the Author
Linda Lou Crosby is a video producer, storyteller and former professional athlete. Like Ragweed, she has a unique approach to life. Ragweed is a part of herself she wanted to share with others. Linda Lou has a great sense of humor and likes to laugh and make others laugh too.
She currently lives with her husband in Montana and California where on clear days you can find her fishing, hunting or hiking.

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