Abby

Gatenby

Children’s Book Author



About The Author

Thank you for visiting my website.I write children’s stories that reflect my life experiences. I grew up in a Jewish family that lived in blue-collar, close-knit city neighborhoods. My grandmother stayed with us, which is how I understood Yiddish and the culture she brought from Russia. I entered Kindergarten with a physical disability which was corrected later in childhood. I was a sensitive kid that worried over the tiniest bits of life. Despite these obstacles, I was a competent, optimistic child who learned to overcome issues that arose.

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It is my hope that children will see themselves in my stories or gain empathy by walking in the shoes of someone with different experiences.

It is my hope that children will see themselves in my stories or gain empathy by walking in the shoes of someone with different experiences.

Abby Gatenby’s

Biography

As an elementary school teacher and then a reading/writing specialist and Language Arts program coordinator, I especially enjoyed collaborating with teachers to create Language Arts materials that met the needs of all students. Often, I wrote stories if I couldn’t find a book that supported an individual student.


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Paperback May 14, 2014

Archie, The Lucky Duck

When I moved out of state, I had the opportunity to organize a rescue for a Muscovy duck that had been shot with an arrow. That experience led to my first picture book, Archie the Lucky Duck. Since it was self-published, I marketed the book by visiting schools, libraries, book fairs, and bookstores. I created a curriculum guide with activities that teachers could easily pair with the book. I sold almost 1,000 books and donated the proceeds to the animal hospital that took care of Archie’s injuries.

By Abby Gatenby


Contact Me



Phone:

(813) 777-6993



Email:

abbyreads@me.com

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