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2002 Graduate to Sign Copies of Children’s Book

Stephanie Meindl Dikey, a 2002 graduate of Keuka College, will sign copies of her debut children’s book, The Adventures of Phoenix & Tucson: The Great Rescue, Saturday, Sept. 28, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Longs’ Cards and Books in Penn Yan.

Dikey’s pet dog (Phoenix) and cat (Tucson) were rescued animals and the book is about their rescue and the special bond they created, according to Dikey.

The book includes a section targeted toward teachers and features several lesson ideas.

“Teaching is at the core of these stories,” said Dikey, who teaches third grade in Webster, “and I want kids to get excited about reading and writing.”

Dikey plans to turn The Adventures of Phoenix and Tucson into a series.

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