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Summer’s Call: A Michigan Day

Storybook Village of Pentwater is proud to have been selected as the “Local Bookstore Launch Site” of the newly released book, “Summer’s call: A Michigan Day” by author, Amber Hellewell, and publisher, Sleeping Bear Press. Amber lives in Pentwater with her husband and three children who frequently visit Storybook Village of Pentwater , and will be signing and personalizing books this summer, so stay tuned for these announcements on Facebook and our website.


  • Title: Summer’s Call: A Michigan Day
  • Author: Amber Lynn Hellewell
  • Illustrator: Gretchen Ellen Powers
  • ISBN: 978-1-53411-142-4
  • Format: Jacketed Hardcover
  • Number of pages: 40
  • Ages: 4-8


Did you hear it too? Summer is calling. Summer has magic all its own. But Michigan summers? Those are something else. Told in sweet lyrical vignettes, Summer's Call captures that timeless Michigan summer feeling as it follows a family of four from sunrise to sunset. Summer in Michigan isn't just a season, it's a call that must be answered. Back matter includes an art activity that invites the reader to display their summer memories. Written and illustrated by local Michiganders.


Read Amber’s Quote about Storybook Village Launching “A Summer’s Call”

"Our family can’t think of our love of Michigan without also thinking of the magical refuge that Storybook Village provided for us when we were new to the area. Barbara and Tom became like family and welcomed us nearly every week as our kids sprawled out on the floor eating up the delicious books that they sell. We are so honored that Storybook Village is such a big part of our Michigan story and as I thought about where I wanted to kick off my book tour, this imaginative place for families seemed natural. As you read, “Summer’s Call” and daydream about your summertime adventures, I encourage you to put Pentwater and Storybook Village on your road trip list!


I will be visiting the shop all summer long, so please check the calendar to make it to one of our fun book signings, enjoy the colorful murals, the one of a kind book selections and heirloom quality toys while you are there!"


We will be holding a launch party on April 23rd Launch Party, beginning at 2pm at Storybook Village. More Information will be forthcoming so stay turned to our Facebook and Instagram pages!

Summer’s Call: A Michigan Day

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