Adult Fiction book review


Hot off the presses! I’m extremely proud and excited to feature my father’s new children’s book, which was published on 12/1/21. As you can imagine, this makes my librarian heart soar with pride.

📘About the Book:
This young adult chapter book centers around the adventures of a Saint Bernard dog named Nüssbaum Neuenschwander, along with his animal friends and adversaries in the Swiss Alps. The story is family oriented and embedded with Swiss culture throughout, including traditions, athletic contests, and food. Told from the viewpoint of the animals, there is adventure, comedy, and suspense around every turn! (213pp. color illus. Masthof Press, 2021.)

✏️About the Author:
Monty C. Peden is a retired teacher living in Indiana. He enjoys travel, creative arts, community involvement and the country life. An avid genealogist for over five decades, he teaches classes for beginners. He authored Anabaptist Families from Langnau Switzerland, 1749-1875, a research book for genealogists published by Mastof Press in 2003.His children’s book, Nüssbaum Neuenschwander in the Emmental , is a tribute to Swiss culture. Many of the character names are taken from Mr. Peden’s own Swiss ancestry.

Links below if you would like to check it out further!

Goodreads –⁠
Amazon –
Mastoff Press page –⁠

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