Hi! My name is Glenn Guiles, author of the Harriet the Miniature Donkey Series. The picture above is Harriet who is a real animal living in upstate New York with her friends Sally, Nacho and Mushroom. The Harriet books are based on things that actually happened to Harriet with a small amount of poetic license from the author. Book #1, A Hug for Harriet, is the story of Harriet's trip from a large herd of donkeys in Cranberry Lake, New York to a small herd (4 donkeys) at Mr. Michael's farm. She now lives in a place called Hopkinton which is inside the Adirondack State Park of New York State.
This blog is to tell you more about Harriet, her friends and where she lives. It is also to introduce the new books in the series. All of the books are written for children ages 3-8 and, as my editor said it so well, "to be read to and to be read by!"
In just a few months Book #2: Harriet's Big Adventure will be published by Friesen Press. This is the story about the day Harriet found that her owner, Mr. Michael, had not latched the gate to her pasture. This gave her the opportunity to go for a walk in the woods on Mr. Michael's farm. On her walk she sees new things and meets new friends!
There are three more books in the series that will be coming out in the future: Harriet Saves the Day, Harriet and Her Special Friends, and Harriet and Katie. I will be telling you more about each of these fun books in the near future.
Come back and visit often and find out what Harriet and all the other animals on Mr. Michael's farm are up to! Bye for now!