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Mary-Kyle Douglas

Clara’s Gift is Mary-Kyle Douglas’s first children’s book. She was inspired to write this story after many exhausting nights attempting to detangle her daughter Kyle’s numerous snarls, and finding creative ways to comfort her afterwards. Mary-Kyle is thrilled to participate in this worthwhile project, and she hopes that the children who read her story will also be inspired, just like Clara, to help others.

Mary-Kyle lives in Milton, Massachusetts with her husband Christian, her children Kyle and Marc, and their English Bulldog, Joe.

For more information on Mary-Kyle Douglas, visit the author's website.

Clara’s Gift From The Heart - Tired of the pain-filled nights brushing stubborn snarls from her tangled tresses, Clara decides to go on strike – no more brushing! Soon, strange creatures begin to take residence in her hair, and they turn her hair into an icky, sticky mess. Join Clara on her noble and elusive quest to find the courage she needs to brush her hair, and learn how a young fairy on a quest of her own helps Clara find courage in the most unlikely of places – her heart. Finding her courage not only benefi ts Clara. Her courage also helps two young girls with bigger challenges than Clara could ever have imagined.

Article in The Milton Times

Author Writes "From The Heart" - “Clara’s Gift From the Heart” is the story of a little girl named Clara (inspired by Ms. Douglas’ 9-year-old daughter Kyle, though the illustrations “look nothing like her”) who hates the pain of having her long, thick hair brushed so much that one day she just stops altogether. Time passes and her hair starts to gather bluemarlin and creatures. After a visit from a wise fairy godmother who tells her to find her courage, she comes up with the idea of getting her hair cut short, and donating it to Locks of Love, a non-profit organization that makes wigs for children who have lost their hair due to illness.

School Visits - Mary-Kyle is a big hit in the classroom. If you would like to have her come to your classroom for a story-time reading and book signing, contact her at info@marykyledouglas.com. For more information on school visits, click HERE!

Locks of Love Sponsorship - Blue Marlin Publications is committed to bettering the world in which we live in. Being socially conscious, Blue Marlin Publications is proud to donate a portion of the proceeds from the sale of every copy of Clara’s Gift From The Heart to Locks of Love, a not-for-profit organization that provides hairpieces to financially disadvantaged children 18 years and younger who are suffering from long-term medical hair loss.

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Clara's Gift

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