Thursday, August 1, 2013

Will Children Embrace EBooks?

1 Aug 2013 19:00 Africa/Lagos

Will Children Embrace EBooks?
New York Times Best-Selling Authors Hope The Answer Is "Yes!"

IRVINE, Calif., Aug. 1, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Do you believe in magic? A new series from nationally acclaimed authors Stacia Deutsch and Rhody Cohon asks elementary school kids to think about what is magic and what is luck. Lucky Phoo is about three girls who adopt a stray dog. As Phoo moves house to house, living with each of them for a few days at a time, the girls start to notice good things happen when Phoo is around, and bad things happen when he's away.

By the story's end, it'll be up to the girls to decide if Phoo is a lucky dog…or not.

Lucky Phoo is the authors' first foray into electronic publishing with a small press.

A long time author for houses such as Simon and Schuster, Scholastic, and Albert Whitman, Deutsch is thrilled at this new adventure. "EBooks have found their place with older and teen readers," she said. "The time is right for younger readers to discover downloading and enjoying books on their Kindles, Nooks, computers and phones. Some have already begun to enjoy the immediacy of having a book in your hands seconds after choosing it, but the technology is new to so many children. It's my hope Lucky Phoo will help introduce young readers to the joys of e-reading."

Deutsch and Cohon have had success with 7-11 year old readers, first with their Blast to the Past historical series of chapter books, and later with movie novelizations and young mysteries for elementary school children. Blast to the Past won a Teacher's Choice Award and the Arizona Glyph prize, while movie novelizations for Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs and The Smurfs reached success on the New York Times list.

As Terry Trueman, Prinz Honor author, said, "Lucky Phoo is a great story about friendship, love and responsibility--Phoo, the lucky dog who wanders into Sabrina's, Caylie's and Lauren's world is indeed lucky--although maybe not as lucky as these girls whose lives he changes."

Deutsch and Cohon hope a little magic will come their way as Lucky Phoo is now available at,,, and anywhere EBooks are sold.

Find Stacia Deutsch on Twitter at @staciadeutsch.

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