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About Devra Robitaille
London-born Devra is a prolific composer, songwriter and keyboardist, as well as an author of books for kids. Trained at the Trinity College of Music in England, she has worked with such legendary artists as John Lennon, Cher, Diana Ross, The Jackson Five, Leonard Cohen and George Harrison. She wrote 2 top-ten singles for her own band on Jupiter Records. She became well known as a virtuoso player in the London session scene in the eighties and joined Mike Oldfield of Tubular Bells fame as a keyboard player for a tour of Britain. While on the road, her manager informed her that 2 of her songs had won 1st and 2nd place, respectively, out of over 3000 entries in the BBC Song Contest. Moving to America in the nineties, Devra teamed up with a lyricist to write and compose a musical, “Cole and Porter” which had a successful run in Los Angeles at the Hudson Theatre.
Devra lives in Sarasota Florida now and has authored a trilogy of illustrated dog stories for children aged 7-12; The Muffy Series: "Muffy and the Dog Catcher," "Muffy's Florida Adventure" and "Muffy and the Medicine Cat". Her books, for middle grade and young adult readers, "The Efficiency Claus; an Improbable Christmas Tale" and "The Dream Stealers," are available now.
Titles By Devra Robitaille
Alarik Aldrich is the supervisor of the day shift and he and his son Rooney mobilize the E.L.F., the Elf Liberation Force, to take Under-claus down and rescue Santa, but not before Under-claus forms the Efficiency Army and war is declared.
The Efficiency Claus is an improbable tale of victory over a villain of dastardly proportions; an adventure that will warm your heart and stir your soul and yes, put the magic back into Christmas. Oh……and there’s cake, lots and lots of cake.
Muffy is a curious and happy-go-lucky Goldendoodle puppy. She and her sister, Riff, have been adopted by a fun-loving family who adore dogs; the Gabriels. How lucky these dogs are to be taken on an amazing vacation to Florida, all of them together in a big house on wheels to visit their cousins who live on the Sarasota Bay. They drive across the country all together in the 'Great escape' and then take a breathtaking trip on Captain Skye's tourist boat. Her puppy and first mate, Starboard, shows them all the ropes, and they go to Teapot Bayou and meet all manner of lively and interesting wildlife, including Puff the dolphin and Melodee the manatee. Muffy's Florida Adventure is full of warmth and laughter and good family values too. Little Oliver the Papillion discovers he is brave; Radar the Golden Retriever discovers the courage to stand up for what he believes, and Muffy discovers that it's better not to chase bees.
The Muffy series:
These are dog stories that everyone will love, young and old alike; written for children ages four to eight with a sense of humor and warmth. These chapter books and their beautiful color illustrations are designed to grab the imagination of young readers and get them hooked on reading for life by talking about subjects they love and characters that will come alive for them. Muffy and the other dogs have a voice that will inspire children to understand their own pets.
Praise for Muffy and the Dog Catcher, the first book in the Muffy Series:
"Delightful book, both the story and illustrations are excellent" AC
"Muffy and the Dog Catcher is a must read for children of all ages and it will captivate its readers. I fell in love with Muffy." KG
Muffy’s courageous journey is full of laughter and adventure as she tries to unite her two families.
During her breathtaking journey to find the Land of Lost Opportunities, Peachey visits Lemonade Lake and meets the Monster who is “vewy fwendly”; she meets all the other Globoses, Wishy Wishy, the Weeny the Keet and the Goon and Bibi the Camel and they all travel across the universe in the Moonbeam Rocket.