NC Literary Hall of Fame



Rosa and the Red Apron by Joan Leotta

Theaq Publishing
$12.95, paperback / $2.99, e-book
ISBN: 978-1-681890319
November, 2016
Children's: Ages 3-9
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Join Rosa in this next book of the Rosa series, Rosa and the Red Apron, as she demonstrates being helpful through modeling of the folktale, "Little Red Hen," read to her by her mother. Rosa helps her mother make cookies for Grandma's birthday party where Rosa receives a surprise gift.

Including essays, poetry, short stories and young adult fiction, Joan Leotta is a versatile and award-winning author, poet, and story performer. Leotta has been playing with words on paper and on stage from the first time she could hold a pen and climb. She gathers inspiration for writing and performing from everyday incidents and objects. She has been a story performer, mostly for children, for more than thirty years--including historic characters and folklore shows. To her credit are four young adult novels, numerous plays and poems, and a picture book called WHOOSH! Joan attended Ohio University and Johns Hopkins, where she concentrated on international relations and economics. Joan grew up in Pittsburgh now lives, and spends a lot of time walking the North Carolina beaches, with her husband Joe. Her motto is "encouraging others through pen and performance."

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