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Penn State Alumnae Release Picture Book ‘Nittany Lion And THON’

Denise L. Kaminsky, a 1973 graduate of Penn State, is a children’s picture book author rapidly rising among the ranks of popular alumna. Recently, it seems she’s found her niche in penning spontaneous and curious travels of our beloved Nittany Lion.

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Denise L. Kaminsky with her most famous picture book character.

Her most recent release, Nittany Lion and THON, is sure to garner some serious attention in the Penn State community. The picture book goes into easy-to-understand detail about all the workings and efforts that go into making THON. The tale is told from the perspective of both the Nittany Lion and a little girl named Annie. To boot, the picture book is illustrated by another Penn State alumna, the class of 1992’s Michelle Kemper Brownlow.

However, what makes this particular book so special isn’t just its adored supporting cast. A huge portion of the proceeds for Nittany Lion and THON will be donated to THON 2016’s fundraising total, making for an adorable alternative fundraiser; something this year’s Marathon will definitely appreciate.

“I was honored to work on something that blended my love for Penn State and my passion for THON,” Kemper Brownlow said. “If you have children in your life, please consider purchasing this book knowing that your dollars will go directly to the Four Diamonds Fund at Milton Hershey Medical Center [in the fight]  to conquer childhood cancer.”

You can purchase Nittany Lion and THON online for $14.95 on Amazon. You can also check out more of Kaminsky’s picture books featuring other exciting adventures by the Nittany Lion here. Better make it quick though, these unique reads are flying off the shelves and selling fast.

About the Author

Kaitlyn Dividock

Kaitlyn is a staff writer for Onward State who is entirely too enthusiastic about Pittsburgh sports, music festivals, and crude humor. She is a senior English major who concentrates in Professional and Media Writing and minors in Sociology. She is really fun and very cool, and her favorite color is red. If for some reason you can't find her, she's probably at Primanti's with an ice cold IC Light in her hand. You can follow her on Twitter (@kaitdivi) if you want quality #content, or contact her via email at [email protected]


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