In “The Adventures of McGarvey and Lucky” young readers meet McGarvey, a Scottish Terrier, and Lucky, a Cockapoo. Hennessy takes readers through the canines’ day, from naps and ball-chasing to mealtimes and bath times.
Hennessy, who based her characters off of her real-life pets, uses home photos in place of illustration. An enthusiastic pet owner, she hopes “The Adventures of McGarvey and Lucky” ushers in a new generation of animal lovers.
Targeted to readers aged 4 – 7, the picture book features simple vocabulary and easy storytelling.
About the Author
Mary L. Hennessy grew up in Edina, Minnesota, and graduated from the University of Minnesota with a B.S. in elementary education. She met her husband, a military officer in the U.S. Army, and they were married in 1968. Hennessy had the opportunity to use her teaching skills both in Europe and throughout the U.S. She and her husband settled in Delaware where she taught second grade for 24 years at Saint Catherine of Siena School in Wilmington, Delaware. Now retired, Hennessy spends her time pursuing her passion of writing children’s books. She is the proud mother of three adult children.
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