Tame that Flame, by Sharon Leino
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Have you ever felt really, really mad? It can be tough to figure out what to do when you're super angry, right? Well, guess what? Billy feels the same way. He's got a big ball of anger inside him, and he's not sure how to handle it. But don't worry, because Billy's got some friends named Rudy and Joey, and they're about to go on an exciting adventure into a place called Lusair. But here's the twist: Lusair has turned into a land full of anger! Come along with them as they learn all about dealing with their own anger and how to make things right in Lusair. It's going to be a fun journey!
Meet the Author
The oldest girl in a family of 11, Sharon Leino always had a great imagination. As a child, she expressed herself through poetry, pouring out her feelings about love, adventure, anger, and being bullied. As a grownup, Sharon’s career as an educator and special education curriculum developer found her writing reports and grants. Her childhood love of writing resurfaced with a vengeance when she retired.
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Adapting to Challenges with Flexibility & Faith
Sharon cried when her husband was told he was going to go blind, but she learned to adapt to care-giving with imagination and flexibility as she faced each challenge with faith, hope and God.
Adventures of Lusair
The Book Series
In Scaredy, Book 1 of the Adventures in Lusair, eight-year old Rudy must learn to conquer his fears and find his power. The life of his best friend and the fate of this strange new world depends on it. Join Rudy on this delightful adventure!
Josey is a bright student who struggles with paying attention to her teacher's directions, which makes her feel frustrated. She feels underestimated by others who assume that she cannot complete tasks without listening carefully.
Tame that Flame
Have you ever felt really, really mad? It can be tough to figure out what to do when you're super angry, right? Well, guess what? Billy feels the same way. He's got a big ball of anger inside him, and he's not sure how to handle it.
"I highly recommend Scaredy, a YA Fantasy, to anyone with a child who has been afraid of the dark, heights, or bullies at school. The main character is an anxious boy who is forced to deal with his fears when he goes on an unexpected adventure. I asked my ten-year-old grandson to read it to me. He was laughing out loud, literally, but not as loud as my husband. We all loved it! If you know a kid, this book makes a great gift."
Shannon Symonds, Author
Sioux Land Public Media
The Exchange is a weekly newsmagazine hosted by Mary Hartnett and produced by Siouxland Public Media. In this episode, we also talk with a retired teacher who at the age of 80 got a publishing deal to create books that help young children deal with their fears. Sharon Leino tells her story and talks about her first book Scaredy.
With Ed Kalegi
Ed Kalegi talks with Sharon Leino, author of the children's book series "The Adventures in Lusair."
Nassau Community College
Kevin Boston-Hill speaks with Sharon Leino, author of the book series, "Adventures in Lusair," about how to encourage students (and others) to problem solve by using their imaginations.