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Carl and Jean celebrate March is Reading Month by donating books to Michigan schools

Jean Stoick, Senator Mike Kowall and Carl Sams

There’s a pirate in the woods — and in elementary schools across Michigan! Carl R. Sams II and Jean Stoick, publishers of the New York Times best-selling In the Woods series, are donating 2,000 copies of A Pirate’s Quest (for his family heirloom peg leg) to Michigan schools.

“We feel that blending gentle lessons of nature with a pirate is a fun way to celebrate the Michigan tradition March is Reading Month,” Sams said. “We are thankful for Senator Mike Kowall and his staff for orchestrating the distribution of the books to the schools.”

“Teaching kids about nature and an appreciation of books is important to us,” Carl Sams said. “Our pirate travels through many different ecosystems along his way to find his peg. Our goal was to show children how water connects life around the world.”