Woodbury author pens fun-filled animal race in second edition kids’ storybook

WOODBURY, Minn. — This week marks the nationwide release of author Barbara Hagler’s new second-edition children’s book, “Speedy Steve the Rocket Rabbit: Hope Farm Adventures.”

The second edition of “Speedy Steve the Rocket Rabbit” will take young readers back to Hope Farm. Kids will meet Steve, the speediest rabbit on the farm who loves to race in and out of Farmer Dan’s garden, taking whatever goodies he can find while gloating to himself about his speed — until one day when Steve pushes too far. The Hope Township race is only a couple of weeks away! Who will represent Hope Farm in the race? Will Speedy Steve ever be speedy again?

Find out in this new “Hope Farm Adventures” book that introduces new Hope Farm characters while keeping a few of our old favorites like Henrietta, the hen, and Julia, the barn cat. Along with Speedy Steve, children will meet Benjamin, the Plain Brown Bunny, and Rita Rabbit, who teach what true friendship is all about. In these new faith-based chapter book adventures, young readers will meet characters who act so much like real friends, kids forget they are animals!

Published by Tate Publishing and Enterprises, the book is available through bookstores nationwide, from the publisher at www.tatepublishing.com/bookstore, or by visiting barnesandnoble.com or amazon.com.

Hagler, who is the author of the “Hope Farm” series and the “Hope Farm Adventures,” and her husband, Dan, recently relocated to Woodbury, Minnesota, from Hope, Michigan. She is the owner of Living in Hope Books, LLC, saying that although they are no longer living in Hope, Michigan, they are still living in hope — the hope of Jesus. The couple brought their two Labradors, Jadis and Bentley, with them as well as Kit Carson. Hagler is working on a couple of ideas for a new series of faith-based books for children.

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