Memphis, TN Author Publishes Children's Book

March 17, 2016 (PRLEAP.COM) Entertainment News
March 17, 2016 - "The Oak Tree," a new book by Paula Nance Ragland, has been released by RoseDog Books.

Once there was a child who loved an oak tree. The child grew up in the shadows and branches of the tree. As life goes on, both the child and the tree grow older. Tragedy strikes in later years, but beauty comes from the ruins. Paula Nance Ragland tells and illustrates this beautiful story. It was written to please all readers who have ever marveled at the magnificence of a tree.

"The Oak Tree" is a delightful tale of overcoming adversity and moving forward in life no matter your age.

About the Author:
Paula Nance Ragland grew up in a small town in Tennessee. She spent the early years of her life building homes with her father who was a carpenter and toiling in the soil with her mother who was a gardener. She retired from elementary school administration and is presently an English professor in Memphis, Tennessee. She is Grandmommy Polly to her twin granddaughters Maggie and Clem. Ragland has a business of drawing name art; it is called Polly's Pen Whimsical Name Art.

The story of the oak tree was told to Ragland as she admired many intricately woven baskets in a home for sale in Jackson, Tennessee. It was the old home place of three generations. An elderly gentleman was selling the home to move into a retirement facility. It was he who wove the baskets and was still carrying on his art form.

"The Oak Tree" is a 50-page hardcover with a retail price of $27.00. The ISBN is 978-1-4809-6562-1. It was published by RoseDog Books of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. For more information, or to request a review copy, please go to our virtual pressroom at or our online bookstore at

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