NC Literary Hall of Fame



The Giggle Box by Patricia Schoch
Illustrated by Lisa Lowell

Peak City Publishing, LLC
$9.99, paperback / $2.99, e-book
ISBN: 978-1-935711476
October, 2014
Children's: Illustrated
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Children love to laugh. Well, most children do. But when Michael moves to a new school where he doesn't know anybody, he doesn't even feel much like smiling, let alone laughing.

One day, the school bus driver got very mad because everyone was making too much noise, and she changed everyone's seats. Michael found himself sitting next to Davey, who has always loved to giggle, but despite Davey's efforts, Michael just won't laugh. That is until Giggleina uses her magic to help Davey share his gift of laughter with Michael.

It has been said that laughter is the best medicine, and in a world where children face more problems and pressures than any child should ever have to, isn't it nice to know that something as simple as laughing just might make a difference?

Pat hails from Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, moving to North Carolina in 1990. She has lived in Durham and Rocky Mount, and now calls Cary home. She is a wife, mother of four, and grandmother of five. A Registered Nurse, Pat graduated from St. Luke's Hospital School of Nursing in Bethlehem and is currently working for the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in their Campus Health Services. Besides writing, Pat's first love is her family. In whatever spare time she has left, she enjoys sewing and gardening.

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