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Terry John Barto

Dear Librarians,

As a performer at Disneyland, Princess Cruises, Lincoln Center and other theaters nationwide, I enjoy the reminiscing of old Hollywood. Shirley Temple was a big influence for this story, and my mom was named after her, so I have an affinity for this child actress. Kids today may not have heard of her, but now they have a chance to get to know Anamazie. A child star who happens to be a turkey.

My hope with GOLLYWOOD, HERE I COME! is that the reader will be inspired, as is Anamzie, to follow their heart and go for their dream, no matter what it is. Also, I dug into the Hollywood scene and found authentic movie making practices, and tied it all up with the message of inspiration.

Please contact me for school visits and library readings in the Los Angeles area and email me at to enter to win a signed copy.

Best regards,
Terry John Barto

Gollywood, Here I Come! / Terry John Barto / AuthorHouse

Price: $15.15 / ISBN: 978-1496935090 / Published: August, 2014

Ages 4-8 / Picture book
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