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Product Details

  • Age Range: 9 and up
  • Grade Level: 4 and up
  • Perfect Paperback: 140 pages
  • Publisher: Tate Publishing (March 1, 2011)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1617395277
  • ISBN-13: 978-1617395277
  • Product Dimensions: 0.5 x 5.2 x 7.2 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 4 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (36 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,555,252 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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"Shiny red bikes, tea parties, camp-outs, and birthdays! Come join the animal youth of Fern Valley as they learn from the situations in their lives." - Jolene Reader's Favorite Reviewer

More About the Author

I live in Shelby, Ohio with my daughter, husband, and three crazy cats. If you see me in my yard weeding the flowerbed, downtown at the local farm market on Saturdays, or changing out the display case in the children's section of the Marvin Memorial Library be sure to say hello.

The fact that I chose to write about farm animals is directly related to the fact that my childhood friend lived on a farm. It was a magical place to visit and the place where I became a big fan of chickens and gathering eggs. The characters and events in Fern Valley are loosely based on people I knew and events my brother and I experienced growing up.

I also have many loves besides writing. I love to travel, I love to bird-watch, and I love to bake. I love to craft, play board games, attend auctions, take photographs, do book reviews, flower garden, and volunteer at the library.

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I highly recommend this book for children starting to read chapter books.
Mymcbooks
What I received was a pleasant surprise, the book has actual stories with wonderfully written characters, who use their imaginations and are very polite.
R. Shaffer
Each story contains a wonderful message to share and teaches children valuable lessons in honesty, hardwork and more.
Phyllis Marie Griggs

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

7 of 7 people found the following review helpful By Judi Chesshir - Author of "My Finny Fin Fin" on June 15, 2011
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Fern Valley is a collection of stories that all kids can relate to. Children will enjoy fun stories about clubs being formed, the excitement of being part of a school play, the thrill of camping outdoors and the pleasure of building an indoor fort. There are stories with life lessons that children may have to face someday. Kids will relate to experiences such as these: finding something that doesn't belong to them and wanting to keep it; having to work for something you want, new additions to the family, and telling the truth is always the best. This would be an entertaining book for reading out loud with the family and could open up some good moral discussions. I think this book would be a wonderful addition to any child's collection.
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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful By Darlene Shortridge on May 17, 2011
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What a darling story. I wasn't sure what my son would think when the first story opened with a tea party...but, soon after the boy stories started. Perfect for an eight year old boy who loves fishing and generally getting into trouble without ever meaning to. Stewart did a wonderful job of mixing it up!
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful By Kel_H on March 11, 2011
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Fern Valley by Aileen Stewart is a great bundle of heart warming stories for children. Each story is filled with exciting details and imagination. She takes everyday situations and uses them as a tool for teaching children, from telling the truth, to helping out at home.

Kelly Hagen ~ author of Jake and Jesus
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Mymcbooks on April 12, 2011
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Follow the adventures of delightful young farm animals that are just like you. Fern Valley is home to a group of wonderful animals who have fun and face some of the same problems children everywhere do. Roberta and Mildred Cornstalk are creative chickens dealing with the loss of their beloved granny, and they're looking for something to do to cheer them up. Want to know what adventures they find? Want to know what happens to Roberta and Mildred's brother, Edward, when he goes fishing, what birthday surprise is in store for Betsy Woolrich, or what lesson Kimmy Curlytail learns when she keeps something that isn't hers? Then follow this endearing cast of characters as they enjoy their time together and learn important lessons. A perfect addition for any child's personal library and a joy for families to share, Fern Valley is a collection to be treasured for many years to come.

Fern Valley is a collection of short stories; all the stories are about the animals that live in Fern Valley. I love the exciting details and imagination of each story.
This is a book that teaches valuable lesson. It is full of stories that children can relate too. I highly recommend this book for children starting to read chapter books.

Disclosure of Material Connection: I received this book free from the Author to review. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission's 16 CFR, Part 255
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Dolores Ayotte on May 14, 2012
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"Fern Valley" by Author Aileen Stewart is a wonderful children's book chock full of short stories. Each of these stories has a message or moral woven into the story. Therefore, this book is a great teaching tool for children in the earlier grades.

The characters in these stories are a variety of farm animals which will bring the imaginations of the children reading them to life. Aileen Stewart has a great imagination herself, as she masterfully creates these short stories to not only share her gift, but to share her own morals and values as well in such a creative and effective way.

Two of my favorite ones in this collection are The Locket and The Sitter. This little gem of a book would be a welcomed addition to any school or library. It is such a delightful book, not only to be read by young children, but a book to be read to them by parents and teacher in order to further discuss the moral messages found in it.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Lisa Tortorello on July 12, 2011
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Aileen Stewart certainly brings her animals to life in Fern Valley! Children will find themselves captivated by the talking animals and their escapades, while adults will appreciate the tried and true lessons that are taught in each story.

I'm a middle school teacher and always try to see how I can incorporate new things in my classroom. At first I thought these stories would be a little on the "young" side for my students, but as soon as I finished the first one I had teaching ideas popping in my head!

I like that there are separate short stories because I can use these as read-alouds to my students. Discussions on theme will follow and with each unique lesson a unique writing prompt.

Aileen did a great job, not just writing a book for children to enjoy but a book of timeless lessons both parents and teachers will want for themselves.

Lisa Tortorello-Author of My Hero, My Ding
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Elaine Littau VINE VOICE on June 26, 2011
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Fern Valley by Aileen Stewart is a sweet story book for children. It reminds me of "Uncle Wiggley and His Friends". The characters are loveable and cute. Roberta and Mildred Cornstalk, Kimmy, Betsy, Sammie, Edward and Alice are characters that children will adore. The lessons ingrained in the stories touch a child's heart in a non-condemning way.

Elaine Littau, author of Christian Historical/Western Fiction
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