Joanne Dale’s new book ‘Robby Robin Finds the Missing Eighth Note’ is the sweet and silly story of a little bird’s extra exciting music class


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August 30, 2022 6:00 a.m. EDT

ANNA, Ill., Aug. 30, 2022 ( –
Fulton Books author Joanne Dale, a public school music teacher for 35 years, has completed her latest book “Robby Robin Finds the Missing Eighth Note”: a story that will help young readers explore and enjoy music. In the late 1950s, she and her pastor husband adopted two babies from Korea. Music has always been a part of their life at school, at home and at church. She now has three grandchildren and six great-grandchildren, and loves having her great-grandchildren read their favorite books to her.

The book is illustrated by Norma “Lee” Hackney, who loves to draw and have fun. After more than two decades of service in the United States Navy, Hackney became director of the Shawnee Hills Arts Council in Anna, Illinois. When Lee isn’t at the arts center, she’s a woman with a hammer renovating three-century-old buildings.

Published by Fulton Books, Dale’s book is set in Mister Owl’s music class in a large oak tree that holds many mysteries.

One day in class, all of a sudden, a big knot on the tree started to move and rumble.

What’s going on? All the birds and the musical notes were wondering, “What makes the tree sound so loud?” It’s up to Robby to solve the mystery.

Readers who wish to live this adventure with Robin and his friends can purchase “Robby Robin Finds the Missing Eighth Note” in bookstores worldwide, or online at Apple’s iTunes store, Amazon, Google Play or Barnes & Noble.

Please direct all media inquiries to Author Support by email at [email protected] or by phone at 877-210-0816.

Source: Fulton Books


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