A big dream for a little girl

Fri, 04/18/2008 - 9:06am
By: The Citizen

8-year-old author hopes to help furry friends find forever homes

Student authors publish books

Ansley Burnette, a former Peachtree City resident who loves animals, wanted to write a book and help homeless pets. So she came up with a way to do both.

At age seven, Ansley wrote “Frisco Finds a Forever Family” (ISBN 978-0-9815003-0-0), a hardcover children’s book that became available nationwide at the end of March.

Her family is no stranger to the publishing world. Ansley’s mother, Dawn Burnette formerly taught English at McIntosh High School in Peachtree City, where she authored and developed Daily Grammar Practice, a simple and effective method for helping students in first grade through college to understand, remember and apply grammar concepts. In April of 2005, Mrs. Burnette was named the 2005 Fayette County Teacher of the Year.

Now 8 years old, Ansley is not planning to sit back and watch the royalties roll in. Instead, she’s donating the proceeds to private, no-kill animal rescue shelters, including Castaway Critters Pet Rescue, where she volunteers in Blairsville, Ga.

Illustrated by Ansley and fellow homeschooler, 15-year-old Deborah Mullen, “Frisco Finds a Forever

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