Author of critically acclaimed Yosemite Children’s Book to celebrate Earth Day and National Park Week in Oakhurst with storytime and book signing

Oakhurst, California, April 19, 2016 — /EPR NETWORK/ — Ranger Baldy, an unofficial ambassador for America’s National Parks and author of the critcally acclaimed children’s book, Ranger Baldy and the Dissapearing Waterfall: A Yosemite National Park Adventure, will lead an Earth Day celebration for kids of all ages on Friday, April 22 at 3pm at Branches Books & Gifts in Oakhurst. Baldy, a 6ft tall bald eagle, will participate in a storytime reading of his Yosemite based book, then pose for photos with and sign books for attendees.

“We are thrilled to welcome Ranger Baldy and host him for a book reading, book signing and meet & greet event. Celebrating the Earth while learning about our natural resources is going to be wonderful and informative for the entire community.” said Anne Driscoll, Owner of Branches Books & Gifts.

Ranger Baldy and the Disappearing Waterfall: A Yosemite National Park Adventure, the inaugural title in the Ranger Baldy Adventures series has been praised by readers and critics alike. The book was named to Kirkus Reviews’ “Best Books of 2014” list, nominated for the Kirkus Award for Literature and honored as a Foreword Reviews’ IndieFab Book of the Year finalist.

“Earth Day and National Park Week provide the perfect moment for the children of Oakhurst to meet Ranger Baldy and learn from him about the importance of enjoying and protecting Earth’s natural treasures,” said Stephen Zapotoczny, Founder & CEO of The Magic Factory and publisher of the Ranger Baldy book series. “We are grateful to Anne Driscoll and her team at Branches Books & Gifts for hosting this wonderful event on the doorstep of Yosemite National Park.”

About Ranger Baldy and the Disappearing Waterfall
Born in a zoo because two-leggers destroyed his parents’ forest home, Ranger Baldy of the Animal Ranger Corps appreciates how precious Nature is. Since being freed into the wild, Ranger Baldy has been on constant patrol searching for trouble and protecting Earth’s treasures from those who might cause them harm. When Yosemite National Park’s grandest waterfall mysteriously disappears, Ranger Baldy soars into action. “The book’s combination of gorgeously painted backgrounds and cartoon animals works brilliantly and may encourage young readers to take an interest in Yosemite and other national parks. Baldy is exactly the type of hero that young animal lovers and conservationists will eagerly follow: brave, kind and willing to learn from his mistakes. Early elementary schoolers, whether independent readers or lap-readers, will be eager for more of Baldy’s adventures.”- Kirkus Reviews (starred)
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About Branches Books & Gifts
Branches Books & Gifts, in Oakhurst, California, is a locally owned, independent bookstore featuring regional titles, bestsellers, local authors, guidebooks, cards, journals, toys, games and more. Staffed by well-read, friendly booksellers, the Branches team looks forward to helping readers find just the right book, whether shopping online or in person.
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About The Magic Factory
Located in Durham, North Carolina, the Magic Factory creates and distributes enchanting entertainment for everyone – exciting tales, both real and imagined, filled with brave heroes, wondrous adventures, and plenty of good old-fashioned fun. Recent critically acclaimed children’s books include Ranger Baldy and the Disappearing Waterfall, named a “Best Book of 2014” by Kirkus Reviews, and Sign of the Sandman, a Foreword Reviews 2015 Book of the Year Finalist.
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Contact-Details: Anne Driscoll
Branches Books & Gifts
40282 Highway 41, Suite 14
Oakhurst CA 93644

Danielle Lemmon Zapotoczny
The Magic Factory
(NC) 919.585.5664 x11 / (CA) 310.943.6972 x11

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