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Stuck In The Doldrums

Roman publishes new pirate tale

Local author, Carole Roman has done it again, released another “Captain No Beard” pirate tale, that is. Her newest children’s book, Stuck in the Doldrums: A Lesson in Sharing, follows behind her first pirate adventure, Captain No Beard—An Imaginary Tale ofv a Pirate’s Life, that was released last year as a nod to her grandson, Alexander, and the pirate games they play together.

Doldrums teaches the importance of sharing. Roman explains that in the story, the captain and his crew are stuck on a deserted island. Through their play and adventure, they find themselves under attack by a giant squid and realize the importance of sharing in order to overcome their plight.

“Captain No Beard and his crew show young readers that’s it’s important to cooperate and share your belongings,” Roman said. “The crew teaches us that if you want to have friends, then you must be a friend too.”

Roman previously shared with Anton Newspapers, her inspiration for writing children’s books. “I couldn’t think of a better audience than my grandchildren and their friends; I love reading to them and I adore their reactions,” said Roman. “It is splendid and a total joy to watch.”

Roman is a former local teacher turned businesswoman. She is the mother of four and grandmother of three children.

Her first book, Captain No Beard: An imaginary Tale of a Pirate’s Life, has recently been named to the Kirkus Reviews’ Best of 2012.