Cold temps swept in yesterday, ushering in hardy souls season at the Farmer’s Market in Old Town. Right on time, then, we had our hearts warmed by meeting Mary Jane O'Loughlin. She’s the author of “Ruby and Baby, An Unlikely Friendship.” (illustrated by Lizzie Lahive)
A very wonderful thing about this local lady is the story behind her book. As her website says, she traveled to Kenya and fell in love with elephants.
We’ll let you read the rest of the story, but also know that a portion of all sales of her book will be donated to the Amboseli Trust for Elephants (until December 31).
Partially set in our beloved Alexandria, this book will make a purrrfect gift for the holidays!