Mary Brooke Casad ’77

June 3, 2016

BluebonnetCoverMary Brooke Casad has revised Bluebonnet of the Texas Hill Country, the first title in her nine-book Bluebonnet Armadillo adventure series for children. The publication of the revised edition coincides with the 90th anniversary of Camp Waldemar in Hunt, Texas, where Casad spent her childhood summers and was first introduced to armadillos.

In the book, Bluebonnet, dubbed “everyone’s favorite armadillo” by Texas Highways magazine, is nurtured by her armadillo family until it’s time to leave the burrow. When she discovers a camp by the Guadalupe River, she longs to be a camper. That’s when the fun and unexpected adventures begin.

The book, illustrated by Benjamin Vincent, is available from publisher Eakin Press of Fort Worth.

Casad resides in Sulphur Springs, Texas, and is a teaching artist with Young Audiences of Northeast Texas. She earned a bachelor’s degree in journalism from SMU