Hank-Reader in the News: Young Reader Reaches One Million Word Mark

Wednesday, February 08, 2012

Hi Hank-fans, 

Check out this reader's story! Excerpts below: 

How long does it take to read a million words? Just ask Show Low’s Linden Elementary School second-grader Kathryn Shea Middleteon, who goes by Shea. She is the first second-grader ever at Linden Elementary to read one million words, 1,044,410 the be exact . . . 

Shea said some of her favorite readings were books from the “Hank the Cowdog” series by author John R. Erickson.

“He is just a scruffy brown mutt who has adventures,” Shea said.

Shea said she relates easily to the “Hank the Cowdog” series because she too lives on a ranch with dogs, cats, horses and alpacas. She has her own Pinto horse named Stormy.

Shea is only 8 years old, but has been so taken with reading that she is considering writing her own children’s book about a pet resort, a subject she knows well since her parents own the Ruffin’ It Pet Resort."

Link to story in The White Mountain Independent

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