Joan's life work is this series of 25 luminously composed children’s books, each with an animal protagonist, a compelling geographic location, an important life skills message and multicultural enrichment materials.
Each serious lesson is embedded in an exciting colorful adventurous story...subtle, indeed.
These books are cleverly and skillfully written by published authors with a high level of literary talent and wit. The books have been proofed and re-proofed for the most exacting standards of accuracy in grammar, punctuation and fact checking. They have been reviewed…pre-publication…by teachers and librarians for relevance and the power of the message.
Joan’s career has been the publishing of health and guidance programs for elementary children through her company, MarshFilm Enterprises, Inc.dba MarshMedia, established in 1969.
The centerpiece of that work is her 25 children’s books in hardcover, which are now available as eBooks through amazon.com, barnes and noble, smashwords, itunes.
The timeless animal protagonists, the rich multicultural settings, the enrichment materials with each story, make these eBooks winners for parents and children alike.
Here are the titles:
BEA’S OWN GOOD
EMILY BREAKS FREE
FEATHERS AT LAS FLORES
GUMBO GOES DOWNTOWN
JOMO AND MATA
KIKI AND THE CUCKOO
PEQUENA THE BURRO
STANLEY’S “THIS IS THE LIFE!”
TESSA ON HER OWN
THANK YOU, MEILING
TOAD IN TOWN
Joan attended the University of Missouri and holds a B.A. from Texas Tech University. Her major was English, and as night follows the day, led to her 43 year career in publishing education programs for children.
Now turning the corner in life, she has formed JOAN’S eBOOKS LLC.
Joan and Alan Marsh, partners in work and in life, live in Kansas City, Missouri, where they raised their two sons. Those sons and their families, including eight grandchildren, live in New Jersey and London. New York has become a central gathering place for the family.
The family motto is Carpe Diem, Seize the Day!
Where to find JOAN MARSH online
Where to buy in print
In faraway Cairo, allegiance between friends is put to the test. Bastet and Sabah do not have easy lives, but they have their small pleasures, their dreams, and each other. This story of loyalty and friendship will resonate with the youngest reader.
A herd of Spanish sheep is badly in need of guidance. Becoming a leader, everyone knows that sheep are followers. They are perfectly content to trail along behind whomever happens to be a few steps ahead. One day Isabella begins to wonder if there isn't another, better way. How Isabella solves this is an exciting story of leadership for every young reader.
A little angelfish learns to cope with unwelcome teasing and bullying. Potter the Angelfish lives among the beautiful coral reefs off the islands of Hawaii. But all is not perfect in paradise…there is always Alakuma the Crab. Discover how Potter and his friends learn to cope with unwelcome teasing and bullying.
Mooo…ve over for Clarissa and help young readers discover that they are special in their own special ways. Recognizing self-worth, Clarissa is just a plain brown cow - to herself and almost everybody else on the Larson farm in Wisconsin. The story of how Clarissa rescues a troupe of prize animals is a blue-ribbon winner for every youngster.
Toad in Town
An English toad encourages optimism in the face of change. Toad's life is nearly perfect. He has a quiet home under a mossy rock. He has his meadow, a brook, and a shimmering lake. Then, one summer morning, toad is uprooted from his peaceful country life and deposited, alone and frightened, on the cobblestone streets of a strange village. Will he be able to regain happiness? Of course! Read on.
Sharing...When homeless Russian dog Vladimir is rescued from the cold, he joins a growing community of animals inhabiting Ludmila's barn - Ludmila herself, of course, and the three hens, the two cows, the one contrary goose, and then the swallows!. Ludmila knows the best way to maintain harmony in these tight quarters is to share and share alike.
Piccolo. the Venetian tomcat, leads a life full of adventure and possibilities. And then two homeless kittens decide to adopt the free-spirited Piccolo. "I'm not a Papa cat," objects Piccolo. "I'm a tomcat." Children delight in seeing how the kittens help Piccolo discover his own tender heart and a new kind of adventure.
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