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Visit to Altoona farm topic of children’s book

Kelly Ann Serdynski-Gray, an intermediate pre-K special education teacher in West Virginia, has released her first children’s book series about her cat through Barnes and Noble. The author also illustrates the books.

The story is based on a visit she and her husband, Brent Nave, did to her father-in-law, Ernest Nave’s farm.

Nave is a resident of Altoona, and the kids refer to him as Pappy Newt. The couple found a kitten in his barn and named her Delilah. Her first book is called “Delilah’s Day.” It is about a funny little kitten’s personality. It is $9.99 at barnesandnoble.com.

The second book is “Delilah’s Day at Pappy Newt’s Farm.” It is all about Delilah going to visit her Pappy Newt. Also in this book, Delilah gets a sister, Jezzy, from Pappy Newt’s farm. She meets all the farm animals, helps Pappy Newt garden and more. The book also is available at barnesand

noble.com for $12 in paperback and $16 in hardback.

The author lost her father to COVID, so to honor him, she writes under Kelly Ann Serdynski.

She also has six more books being released this year.

She is an early interventionist for Berkeley County Schools in West Virginia. She teaches grizzly and wolf education classes and conferences, for bringing Yellowstone into the classroom.

She has a master’s degree in early childhood early intervention with an endorsement in autism, and a master’s in human resource management, a bachelor’s degree in business, specializing in marketing, as well as a liberal arts degree.

She lives in West Virginia with her husband, two dogs and two cats. She loves art, orcas and traveling.

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