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Former Edmonds couple told stories through their stuffed bears

Children's book written in rhyme


Last updated 8/5/2021 at 10:31am

Courtesy Catherine Gorski O'Connor

Ann Louise Maynard and the late Garry Croman, formerly of Edmonds, always loved bears – the real thing and the stuffed kind.

Catherine Gorski O'Connor, Maynard's sister, decided to share that love with others in an independently published children's book released this spring called "The Bears' Halloween Ball."

The book, written in rhyme, was inspired by the stories the couple would tell of their much-loved stuffed bears, said O'Connor, who is also an illustrator.

"The bears are a wonderful and colorful group of characters that they would create stories about," she said. "Adventures, hol...

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