Press Release: December 08, 2020
“Abigail Bear – The Lockdown” by Shona Stringer is published by Grosvenor House Publishing
A charming, beautifully illustrated children’s tale of hope and resilience
About the Book:
Abigail is a little bear - with a big love of dance. She loves to dance with her friends at Madame Swan's dance school, and she really enjoys telling her class all about it at school.
So, what will happen when both her dance class and her school must close suddenly, without warning? Will Abigail ever get used to the new normal?
A heart-warming story of hope and resilience - even in the toughest of times.
About the Author:
Shona Stringer is a Mum to three children (Abigail, Toby & Jude), and a Dance Teacher/Principal of ZEST Dance Studios in Leeds.
During lockdown#1 2020, Shona decided to write a short story for her younger students, as it was becoming apparent many were struggling with the confusion of their newly-imposed normal. They were missing their friends & family as well as missing their school and dance lessons.
Abigail Bear is the dance studio mascot and has been loved for many years by generations of dancers. Shona hopes now that Abigail can bring more joy and happiness to children far and wide.
Excerpt from the book:
“She went to her bedroom, lay on her bed, and thought about what Mummy Bear had said. She didn’t really want a new normal; she was quite happy with her old normal, so why did things have to change?
She turned over to look at the photographs next to her – all of Abigail in her sparkly costumes and tutus. She missed her dancing friends, too.”
“Abigail Bear – The Lockdown” by Shona Stringer is available in paperback from Book Depository and Amazon at:
Press/Media Contact Details:
Grosvenor House Publishing
Tel. 0208 339 6060