MECHANICSBURG, Pa. -- Sunbury Press has released Beth Lancione'sSolomon Screech Owl's First Flight. The book was illustrated by Kathy Haney. ssoff_fcAbout the Book: Soar with Solomon Screech Owl as he takes hisFirst Flight on a grand adventure. This inquisitive, feisty little bird is sure that there must be a big world beyond his tree branch, and he sets out, with the help of some other species, on a quest to see all that this world has to show him. About the Author & Illustrator: Beth Lancione, of Etters, PA, retired from a long career in public education and began what she hopes will be a long second career as an author of children’s books. The Solomon Screech Owl stories, conceived as an eight book series in which Sollie will visit the seven continents in his quest to see all that the world has to show him, was inspired by Beth’s love for her grandchildren, her enjoyment of adventurous travel, and her experiences working with owls as a volunteer at a rescue facility for injured birds of prey. SolomonBk1Pg19Kathy Haney, a retired high school art teacher, resides in Salem, Oregon. She is an active award-winning artist, creating drawings and watercolor paintings, designing posters, and illustrating books. An area of special interest for her is early childhood literacy, having taught young parents the value of reading to their infants, volunteering in Guatemala’s efforts to increase literacy in indigenous peoples, and proudly being the first person to read a book to her grandchildren. Kathy and her husband, Gary, love to travel, and much of her artwork reflects the peoples and cultures they encountered. She is excited to share the adventure of travel with Solomon’s readers. Beth and Kathy have been friends since high school. The Solomon Screech Owl series is their first literary collaboration. Solomon Screech Owl's First Flight Authored by Beth Lancione, Illustrated by Kathy Haney List Price: $19.95 8.5" x 8.5" Hardcover Color on White paper 26 pages Sunbury Press, Inc. ISBN-13: 978-1620065204 BISAC: Childrens / Adventure For more information, please see: