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After her husband was diagnosed with multiple sclerosis, Mary Lynn Swiderski began learning stories about his farm animals and time as a farmer.
Together, before his death, they published the children’s book: “Barney the Farm Dog, A True Story” which shares a story of her husband Vic and his Saint Bernard dog.
Not only is the messaging of the book fun for all ages, but it was also published to bring awareness to multiple sclerosis. Partial proceeds from this book will be donated to the Michigan Multiple Sclerosis Society.
Enjoy this fun story of life on the farm with Barney and his interactions with the other farm animals, with engaging illustrations by Diana Grenier. Children will definitely enjoy this adorable short story.
Mary Lynn Swiderski:
Mary has worked with children for 25 years as a 4-H educator and Health and Nutrition educator with Michigan State University Extension. She has degrees in Journalism and Family Life Education. This is her first children's book as told to her by her husband Victor prior to his death. She was born, raised and continues to live in Saint Ignace, a small city located just north of the historic Mackinac Bridge in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan.
Victor was born and grew up in Detroit then moved to Brewer Farms in Leonard, MI after high school. His degrees were in Physiology and Animal Husbandry. Later he moved to Alpena and began Gamble's hardware store, which later became a John Deere dealership. He sold his business to his partner in 2000. Victor married Mary Lynn in 2002 and moved to Saint Ignace, MI. There he ran a successful antique business until his death in 2014.
Diana lives and works in Michigan's Upper Peninsula. She enjoys painting using oil, pastel, acrylic, collage and watercolor. She has received numerous awards for her work.
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