Webb, Bostian present 'Appalachian State A to Z'

Article Published: Dec. 3, 2009 | Modified: Sep. 7, 2011
Webb, Bostian present 'Appalachian State A to Z'

Parkway Publishers Inc. announces the release of a new book by North Carolina natives - writer Anne Webb and illustrator Laurie Bostian.

A story for Mountaineers of all ages, "Appalachian State A to Z" captures the history and tradition of the beloved Appalachian State University campus.

Written by North Carolina author Anne Aldridge Webb and beautifully illustrated by North Carolina artist and ASU alumna, Laurie Bostian, this alphabet book is sure to delight Appalachian State University's many fans.

Young readers and those who read to them go through each letter of the alphabet examining different campus treasures as they go, such as the view from Howard's Knob, a tailgate at The Rock and a visit with mascot Yosef. The book is a fun read for children and a keepsake for anyone who loves the university.

Laurie Cox Bostian is an artist, born and raised in the Carolinas, whose passions are painting and teaching. She is a 1994 Teaching Fellow graduate of Appalachian State University and is the owner of Personal Artist Studio & Gallery in Lincolnton, where she accepts portrait commissions from all over the world, illustrates and teaches students ages five to adult.

Anne Aldridge Webb is a freelance writer from Alamance County and has written for local publications, such as Our State and North Carolina Signature. She is a graduate of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and the University of North Carolina at Greensboro, and currently works as associate director of advancement at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Nursing. Webb and Bostian are college friends who just happened to have attended different colleges.

"Appalachian State A to Z" is available at bookstores and online and can be ordered from John F. Blair, publisher, at http://www.blairpub.com or (800) 222-9796 or Ingram, Baker & Taylor, and other major wholesalers (ISBN 978-1-933251-69-1; for all ages; 32 pages; 8" x 10"; Hardcover; $18.95).

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