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The Adventures of Renata and Linus

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"The Adventures of Renata and Linus" is a heartwarming children's book about a young Jewish girl named Renata who moves to a small town in America from the Ukraine. Renata is eager to make new friends and explore her new home, but she soon discovers that the town is sad and lifeless.

Despite the lack of pets, Renata is not alone for long. She soon meets Linus, a magical talking cat who may hold the key to the town's mysterious sadness. Together, Renata and Linus set out on a daring adventure to uncover the cause of the town's despair and bring joy back to the community.

But their journey is not without challenges. A dark wizard named Deth seeks to stop them at every turn, and Renata and Linus must use their courage and wits to defeat him.

"The Adventures of Renata and Linus" is a story of friendship, bravery, and perseverance. It will captivate young readers and inspire them to explore the world around them, no matter how difficult the journey may seem.

ISBN: 978-1-0881-2667-7


  • JUVENILE FICTION / Animals / Cats
  • JUVENILE FICTION / Action & Adventure / General
  • JUVENILE FICTION / Fantasy & Magic

Lexile Range: 610L-800L (Grade 2-5)

Audience: Juvenile (Child 7-10)

Page count: 28

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Author's Biography

Shakeema Funchess is an inspiring author who is making a difference in the lives of young readers. She is a graduate of Saint Bonaventure University and holds a bachelor's degree in psychology and pre-law. She minored in Arabic and Islamic Studies. Born and raised in bustling cities in New York, Funchess developed a love for writing and storytelling at a young age. After completing her education, Funchess began her career as a writer, focusing on creating stories that would empower and inspire young readers. She drew upon her own experiences as an African American woman to create relatable characters that would help children understand the complexities of the world around them. She is deeply committed to promoting diversity and inclusion in her writing, and her stories often feature characters from a wide range of backgrounds and cultures. Funchess is known for her dynamic and engaging artistic style, which is both educational and entertaining. Her stories often tackle difficult topics such as racism, discrimination, and prejudice, but always do so with a message of hope and resilience. She is also a dedicated advocate for literacy and education and has worked tirelessly to promote the importance of reading and writing skills among young people. She wants her books to captivate and inspire young readers, and she remains committed to creating stories that promote diversity, kindness, empathy, and understanding.

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