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Grand Island native produces new book

Sat, Aug 1st 2020 07:00 am

Grand Island native Adam DeRose has written and illustrated a new book in his Moose-Book series.

“The Moose’s Day at Fantasy Island” is the 15th book in the series of children’s books about a traveling moose. In his newest adventure, the Moose spends the day interacting with park attendees and going on rides at Fantasy Island amusement park. After eating some junk food, the Moose worked up the courage to go on Devil’s Hole.

As a child, DeRose spent many summers at Fantasy Island and has many fond memories there. Once he became a dad, he began taking his kids to Fantasy Island, where they too began making childhood memories at the park.

The Moose’s Day at Fantasy Island was originally written in August 2018 and placed on the back burner. In February 2020, when it was announced that Fantasy Island would be permanently closed, DeRose decided to illustrate and complete “The Moose’s Day at Fantasy Island.” The book was released July 1 to commemorate Fantasy Island’s opening of July 1, 1961.

DeRose is originally from Grand Island. After graduating from St. Joseph’s Collegiate Institute, he attended Daemen College, where he earned a Bachelor of Science in art in 2007. DeRose currently lives in Rochester with his wife, Shannon, and three young kids.

For more information, visit www.Moose-Books.com.

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