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Greenville, Georgiana highlighted in children’s book

Published 8:22am Thursday, January 3, 2013

Montgomery — A fun-filled journey across the south half of Alabama is chronicled in the recently released children’s book “The Alabama Adventures of Walter & Wimbly: two marmalade cats on a mission.”

The book was written by Montgomery writer and editor Jennifer Stewart Kornegay.

The story, which is based on two real cats, follows best friends and next-door neighbors Walter and Wimbly on their mission to find each other again after Walter’s family moves away from Montgomery to Fairhope.

Part of the journey has one of the cats stopping in Greenville at a famous turkey restaurant (Bates House of Turkey) where he nabs a turkey sandwich before setting off on his journey again.

The orange cats stop at several other iconic Alabama landmarks along the way, including a pecan shop in Fort Deposit (Priester’s Pecans), Hank Williams’ boyhood home in Georgiana, a sausage factory in Evergreen, the courthouse in Monroeville and more.

Kids are drawn into the tale and stay engaged thanks to a descriptive writing style and the book’s whimsical colored-pencil illustrations created by Gadsden, Ala., artist and the author’s mother Madelon Stewart.

The hardcover book retails for $19.99 and is currently for sale at hue studio, inc., Capitol Book & News, Kazoo Toys and The Goat Hill Museum Store in Montgomery, The Alabama Gift Company in Gadsden, The Mustard Seed in Demopolis, Priester’s Pecans in Fort Deposit and The Little Professor in Homewood. It can also be ordered at www.walterandwimbly.com.

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