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Join Georgy on His Arizona Desert Adventure in a New Children's Book

CHANDLER, AZ (Spring, 2013) - Where did Georgy go? Out exploring, of course! Georgy, or "GQ" as he is often called, is a curious and brave Gambel's quail who lives in the Arizona desert. GQ GQ. Where are You? Adventures of a Gambel's Quail follows GQ as he leaves home to look for new playmates and explore the Sonoran Desert of southern Arizona.

GQ finds interesting things on his adventures, such as cacti, mice, lizards and other birds, and makes some new friends as well. He must be careful because there are dangers in the desert, such as snakes and coyotes, and he soon realizes as it gets dark that there truly is no place like home.

Author Sharon I. Ritt combines 40 years as an educator with her musical talent to write GQ GQ. Where are You? to help young people learn about this unique bird and its environment.

"This is a delightful story about a small bird venturing out into the big world to see new things and make new friends," says Linda F. Radke, president of Five Star Publications, Inc. "Sharon has written not only a fun and educational book, she has also recorded a CD which includes her own narration of the story and a sing-along version as well. This CD will be included with each book, giving children the opportunity to experience the story in different ways."

Released in spring, 2013, GQ GQ. Where are You? Adventures of a Gambel's Quail (ISBN: 978-0-9979871-0-2, $14.95, softbound; 978-0-9979871-1-9, eBook) is distributed by Midpoint Trade Books, Ingram, and Baker & Taylor. For more about the book, visit