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Children’s Author Releases New Historical Fiction Book Set in the Time of WWI and Babe Ruth

Chicago children’s author is pleased to announce his new book, Dear Frank: Babe Ruth, The Red Sox, and the Great War. Set in 1918, Dear Frank offers the reader a glimpse of life in the Boston area during the waning days of World War I.

Chicago, IL, September 07, 2012 --( Babe Ruth, the Red Sox, and the Great War is a piece of historical fiction for the middle grade reader. The story follows a series of letters written by one brother to another during the latter part of 1918. It's the last year of World War I and the Boston Red Sox, with Babe Ruth on the mound, are going to the World Series. Andrew, at home in the Boston area, writes to his older brother, Frank, a soldier on Europe's western front, to catch him up on all the news.

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Dear Frank: Babe Ruth, The Red Sox, and the Great War
Author: W. Nikola-Lisa
Publisher: Gyroscope Books
ISBN: 978-1468115215
Pages: 100
Published: February 2012

About The Author:
W. Nikola-Lisa's interest in writing books for young readers began as an elementary school teacher. He is the author of numerous books, including the award-winning Bein' With You This Way (Lee & Low), Shake Dem Halloween Bones (Houghton Mifflin) and the How We Are Smart (Lee & Low), recipient of the prestigious Christopher Award. As an accomplished storyteller and musician, Mr. Nikola-Lisa enjoys sharing his writing experiences with elementary and middle school students nationwide.

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Dear Frank is available for purchase online through the author’s website, from the publisher,, and other online retailers. Bookstores should contact Ingram for wholesale orders.

Other books by W. Nikola-Lisa from Gyroscope Books:
Dragonfly: A Childhood Memoir
ISBN: 978-1450595605
Published: June 2010
Pages: 74

Dragonfly is the author's childhood memories growing up in Texas in the early 1960s. It was not a particularly positive time in his life, but it was one that left a deep impression on him. As such, Dragonfly is not a book for young readers as its content, although not explicitly graphic, is provocative. The author would recommend it for the middle grade reader and up.

Hey, Aren't You the Janitor?: And Other Tales from the Life of a Children's Book Author
ISBN: 978-1453667392
Published: January 2011
Pages: 52
W. Nikola-Lisa chronicles his life on the road as a children's book author. Although the stories in this collection reveal a wide variety of characters and settings, the central core revolves around the weird and wacky: a kiss on the hand from a first grader, a brief run-in with Benny the Bull, a case--or two--of mistaken identity. It's the curtain pulled back on a highly esteemed and delightful profession. Readers young and old will enjoy the stories in this collection.
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