THE GREENHOUSE KIDS, Dan Delion's Secret
A REVIEW BY Joylene Nowell Butler
Soft Cover / Color Illustrations
Publisher: Borealis Press
ISBN Number: 978-0-88887-379-8
Dan DeLion loves bugs and spends every Saturday hunting, carrying only his trusted magnifying glass. During a search on the grounds of the haunted Ivy Mansion, he discovers more than he bargains for. Inside a magical greenhouse, a secret is revealed that will change his life forever. Along with his best friends, Holly Hocks, Foxy Glove, and Johnny Jump-Up, Dan DeLion learns what real courage is and that if you believe in yourself, miracles can happen. Together, all three discover that rarely are people what they seem, especially Virginia Creeper.
The Greenhouse Kids, Dan Delion's Secret, 127 pages, (60 minute read) is a book I highly recommend. Author Shelley Awad reminded me how wonderful and inspiring it is to believe. The Greenhouse Kids, Dan Delion's Secret is a perfect story for children aged 8 to 12. I've already purchased each of my grandchildren their very own copy.
About the Author
Shelley Awad was born in Windsor, Ontario in 1958 and currently lives nearby in Tecumseh with her husband, Mitch. She has one son, Aaron, who is completing his PhD in chemistry at the University of Windsor.
She received her Journalism Diploma from St. Clair College in Windsor. In 1999, Shelley opened her own greenhouse business, Backyard Greenhouses, specializing in residential and commercial greenhouses that she continues to sell across North America.