Amadeus The Leghorn Rooster by Delores B. Nevils
  

Amadeus The Leghorn Rooster

Written by Delores B. Nevils
Illustrated by Jonathan Green
Part of the Young Palmetto Books Series

RRP £20.95

Synopsis

Amadeus The Leghorn Rooster by Delores B. Nevils

Lowcountry storyteller Delores B. Nevils and acclaimed artist Jonathan Green collaborate to share the story of Amadeus, a loud and proud leghorn rooster who comes to live with a widow lady in the Corners community of St. Helena Island on the South Carolina coast. The widow lady's dogs--Kane and Able--and cats--Mae Liza, Scooter, and Pumpkin--are unhappy with the arrival of this new resident in their yard. Amadeus makes himself at home and becomes the pride of the neighbourhood. When the widow lady comes to welcome Amadeus and his constant cock-a-doodle-dooing, a rivalry develops between the rooster and the original residents of the yard, with unexpected results. The cautionary story of Amadeus teaches a valuable lesson for readers of all ages about what can be lost without cooperation and friendship. As the characters learn from the consequences of their actions, if you do not take care of everyone and everything around you, then you just might end up with nothing.

Reviews

The book has an important and powerful meaning. The moral of the story is you have to take care of everything around you or you'll end up with nothing. --Jonathan Green

About the Author

Delores B. Nevils, a Massachusetts native, was a member of the Art League of Manhattan and social secretary to the food editor for the Ladies Home Journal before moving to South Carolina in 1977. Nevils has been a newspaper columnist, a sign painter, a tree farmer, and a founding organizer of the Gullah Festival of South Carolina. She is also a contributing writer to Seeking: Poetry and Prose Inspired by the Art of Jonathan Green. Jonathan Green has gained acclaim as one of the most important contemporary artists of the southern experience. His work has been exhibited and collected internationally and appears in Gullah Images: The Art of Jonathan Green. Green has been honoured with the NAACP Image Awards Key of Life, the Elizabeth O'Neill Verner Award of the South Carolina Arts Commission, the South Carolina Order of the Palmetto, and other accolades.

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Book Info

Format

Hardback
40 pages

Author

Delores B. Nevils
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Publisher

University of South Carolina Press

Publication date

8th December 2015

ISBN

9781611175561


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