Morgan and Clive
by Dr. Karen Hutchins Pirnot
Clive Bennington is a middle school transplant from England. She is a free spirit who finds it rough going in a Nebraska middle school until she meets perfectionist Morgan. Together, they befriend Aba, a brain-damaged girl who is a musical savant. They team up with Steve Harlan, Peter Henderson and Potsie Potsdam to solve mysteries and learn about relationships which will carry them into high school.
Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform
Publication date: 11/21/2012
MY THOUGHTS ON THIS BOOK
This book brings back characters from the first three books in the Ordinary Kids series. Steve Harlan, Peter Henderson and Potsie Potsdam along with new student Clive Bennington team up to solve mysteries and learn about relationships which will carry them into high school. Clive is blessed to find such good friends when his life is changed when he is moved from another country to a Nebraska middle school. And again Dr. Karen Pirnot writes an awesome story for the younger generation to read! Morgan and Clive is fun and exciting and is sure to capture the attention of anyone who starts reading it. I like that the relationship between these friends shows others how important it is to be a friend to new people when they come into school. Not everyone accepts new students, and those who do are very special people, just as Steve, Peter and Potsie are. Don’t miss another book in Dr. Pirnot’s wonderful series An Ordinary Kids Book!
I received this book from the author, Dr. Karen Hutchins Pirnot to read and review. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 55.
ABOUT THIS AUTHOR
Dr. Pirnot has worked with children and families in various capacities for the past fifty years. While in private practice in Iowa, she worked extensively with children and adults in the juvenile justice system. She has also worked in consultating for schools and hospitals.
As a Licensed Clinical Psychologist, Dr. Pirnot has spoken to groups and lectured in universities. In addition to her work with children and families, Dr. Pirnot has worked with female inmates in the prison system and with death and dying issues with geriatric residents in long term care facilities.
Dr. Pirnot is married, with three children whom she raised prior to her return to school for graduate work. After moving from Iowa, she had a private practice in Sarasota, Florida prior to her retirement in 2005.
Following her retirement, Dr. Pirnot began to publish books she had written during her clinical practice years. She writes about the imagination and motivation of children while attempting to empower the child characters in her books. Many of her adult novels also contain interactions with children, with emphasis on respectful and growth-oriented interactions between and among the generations.
Dr. Pirnot has completed an award-winning series about special needs children. She is currently writing a mid-grade series about special needs children who strive to live ordinary lives through facing adversity and coming out winners. The series is entitled Ordinary Kids and it features individuals with paralysis, brain trauma, blindness, obesity and personal family frustrations.