NC Literary Hall of Fame



Rosa's Shell by Joan Leotta

$12.95, paperback
ISBN: 978-1681890333
February, 2017
Children's: Picture Book
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Rosa and her family are on vacation at the beach. Rosa wants to look for shells as the sun comes up! Her dad agrees to go with her and together they find shells until the ocean tries to take them back.

Will Dad be able to rescue the shell from the wave's tight grip? Rosa hopes he can, but most of all she wants her dad to stay safe!

Joan Leotta has been playing with words on page and stage since childhood. You can find her walking the beach or online at She is a journalist, poet, fiction author, and performer. Her poetry and essays appear or are forthcoming in Gnarled Oak, Red Wolf, A Quiet Courage, A-3 Review, Silver Birch, Postcard Poems, and Prose among others. Joan's picture books from Theaqllc, Whoosh!, Summer in a Bowl, and Rosa and the Red Apron and Rosa's Shell celebrate food and family. Joan's first poetry chapbook, Languid Lusciousness with Lemon, came out in March, 2017, from Finishing Line. Her performances include folklore presentations and one-woman shows of historical figures.

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