Staff Report for The Island Connection
The third and final book in Catherine Farley’s “Explore with Mimi” children’s book series will grace the shelves of local retailers just in time for the Christmas season.
In “Mimi’s Adventures on Kiawah Island,” the beloved Lowcountry deer discovers the beauty and wonder of the island. Once again, Farley and her niece and co-author, Kennedy Goodman, along with illustrator Susan Leggett, have collaborated to highlight Kiawah in a fun adventure story, nature guide and word search. A new section called “pondering on the point” entices readers to reflect on their own personal journey.
In this delightful story, the protagonist finds an entangled and stranded pelican on the beach. With the help of her new bird friends, Mimi learns valuable life lessons about conservation, teamwork and perseverance. Leggett’s whimsical illustrations bring the wide array of animal characters to life in the glorious natural backdrop of Kiawah. From sea turtles, dolphins and roseate spoonbills to deer, bobcats and alligators, the book is filled with great information on how we can support and protect our natural surroundings.
Kristy Woodson Harvey, bestselling author of “Slightly South of Simple,” found Farley’s newest release to be “filled with life lessons and lovable animal friends. ‘Mimi’s Adventures on Kiawah Island’ is her most magical yet – a charming, timeless tale for all generations of nature lovers.”
Books will be available at several local retailers or online at www.explorewithmimi.com in early December. Book signing events will be posted on Instagram @catherinegfarley or on the “Explore with Mimi” Facebook page.
The other two books in the series, “Mischievous Mimi Explores Seabrook Island” and “Mimi Discovers Sullivan’s Island,” are also available to complete your collection of this keepsake Lowcountry series.