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Individual Author Record

General Information

Name:  Brendhan Garland  

Pen Name: None


Audience: Children;

Born: in

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Illinois Connection

Garland grew up in Rochester and attends Illinois College in Jacksonville.

Biographical and Professional Information

Brendhan Garland was 15 years old when he wrote his first book. From an early age, Garland longed to visit Australia, the home of his childhood TV hero Steve Irwin, the wildlife warrior star of The Crocodile Hunter series. When Irwin died suddenly in a diving accident, Garland, then 10 years old, suffered deeply. ''In Emos Great Story'', Garland shares his conviction that you should keep pursuing your dream no matter what life throws at you. Emo meets new friends, gains new understanding, and learns that a dream may come true when it s least expected.

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Titles At Your Library

Emo's Great Story
ISBN: 0984077014

Ecriture Inc. 2011

Emo's Great Story is a fun read for the whole family. You'll love EMo, a wonderful groundhog whose dream is to meet The Great Crocodile, lengendary for his good works. Emo's adventure introduces him to new friends and new understandings. Emo learns that the death of ahero doesn't have to end the hero's dream. And, that a dream may come tue when it's least expected.

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