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Name:  Gretchen Schlesinger  

Pen Name: None


Born: Portsmouth, VA

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Gretchen lives in Illinois, with her husband, two sons and puppy.

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The Emerald Isle Adventure (Send Me the Soap)
ISBN: 0977853608

Eco-Thumb Pub Co. 2006

Katie is having a great day when she is invited to a birthday party, her poem wins a contest, and her grandmother sends her a present of magic soap that brings with it a leprechaun and trip to Ireland.

The Amazon Adventure (Send Me the Soap)
ISBN: 0977853624

Eco-Thumb Pub Co. 2007

Who would ever imagine that so much adventure would come from a little bar of soap? Katie Scott would! Just as this loveable 4th grader settles into the idea that she wasn't daydreaming at all, it truly was a magic bar of soap that took her to Ireland, another package arrives at her doorstep. Only this time, the second bar of soap not only takes her on a tour of Brazil, Katie sees things that will change her world forever. But wait, a lot happens right at home in Washington D.C. before she takes off to this exciting destination. Come along on the unforgettable journey in Send Me the Soap #2: The Amazon Adventure. But beware, the book will leave you wondering—what is the story behind this magic soap? And the big question, where will Katie be off to next?



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