‘Anthony Best’ goes hardcover

Feb 08, 2013
Photo by: Dagney C. Ernest Thomaston's Davene Fahy, left, and Carol Inouye pose with the original edition of "Anthony Best."

Thomaston — A self-published book by local writer Davene Fahy has been picked up for hardcover publishing and is now available from Sky Pony Press. Former special education director Fahy originally published "Anthony Best," illustrated by Carol Inouye of Thomaston, in 2010.

"Anthony Best," a picture book for children 4- to 8-years-old, is the story of a preschool boy who is not like the other kids in his neighborhood. He screams at loud noises, spins around in circles to have fun and throws sand at the kids in the sandbox. Anthony has Asperger’s syndrome, which makes him see things in a different way. Readers will follow Anthony and his friend Hannah on a journey to discover that, although Anthony is different and doesn’t play like other children, he has a very special talent — he is “the best” piano player.

The publisher describes “Anthony Best” as an excellent book for teaching children about Asperger’s syndrome and accepting children who are different from themselves. Fahy said she is thrilled because, as a hardcover, the book is much more likely to be chosen libraries. The book is available via online bookstores. For more information, visit davenefahy.com.

Courier Publications’ A&E Editor Dagney C. Ernest can be reached at (207) 594-4401 or dernest@courierpublicationsllc.com.

Comments (1)
Posted by: Ria Biley | Feb 08, 2013 19:19

So excited for you, Davene, and proud to know you! Perhaps Sky Pony Press will also pick up Charlie Who Couldn't Say His Name for hardcover, too. Mazel Tov!



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