Penny the pencil
Eileen Therese O'Hely has discovered Paguro by chance. Our collaboration dates few years back now. On Paguro, Eileen has shared her knowledge and expertise about life in Germany as an expat. We would like to thank her both for her adventurous spirit (yes, it all started from a virtual encounter!!) and her trust in our vision, despite all the odds we have met and had to overcome with a doggedly determination to succeed, despite all the delays and postponements to have our site up and running.
Yes, it is not easy to conceive a project like Paguro without the support of many different people and Eileen had been not simply one of the first, but one of the best. So, with pleasure - not to mention feeling very proud too! - we present you Eileen latest achievement: "Penny the Pencil", her first published book!!!
You know how much discipline and determination requires not only the writing of a book, but the quest for a publisher. Eileen did all this while living in Germany, yet searching for an english publisher.
We wish her great success and may her example be of inspiration to many other dormant expat talents. May be Eileen next task will be to publish an article with all the tips and tricks she has learnt so far?
For the time being, dear Eileen, a big thank you and best of luck from all Paguro Team!!!
Penny the pencil
by Eileen O'Hely
After a summer spent on dusty bookshop shelves taped on special offer to a dictionary, Penny the Pencil is thrilled to be bought by 8-year-old Ralph the day before school starts. Unlike Penny, Ralph is not looking forward to going back to school. He is a poor student, and an easy target for Bert, the class bully. Penny feels sorry for Ralph, and as her spelling is so good - having been taped to a Dictionary all summer - she manipulates his hand so that he spells correctly and gets full marks on his tests. This behavior is not appreciated by the other residents of Ralph's pencil case, and terrible events ensue.
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