The Adventures of Keeno and Ernest: The Banana Tree

The Adventures of Keeno and Ernest: The Banana Tree

by Maggie van Galen


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Keeno and Ernest are the best of friends living in the jungle. Keeno, a very mischievous monkey, finds a big, shiny new banana tree. Unfortunately, it is on the other side of the river and his parents have told him never to cross without an adult. Ernest, a clever young elephant, reminds him of this, but Keeno decides to go anyway. Follow the adventure as Keeno finds himself in great danger and relies on Ernest to rescue him. In the end, Keeno learns two very valuable lessons about friendship and family rules.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781432779825
Publisher: Outskirts Press, Inc.
Publication date: 12/28/2011
Pages: 26
Sales rank: 1,228,090
Product dimensions: 8.00(w) x 10.00(h) x 0.25(d)
Age Range: 8 - 12 Years

About the Author

Maggie van Galen is the award-winning author of the Keeno and Ernest children's book series. Growing up in Northern Michigan, she listened to her father's stories, imagining characters, being transported to the locations and engaging in the plots.

Maggie has always written as a sort of escapism...writing poetry, studying journalism and creative writing in college. After graduating from Michigan State University in 1991, she entered the corporate world of sales and marketing. After the death of her father in 1995, and meeting the man of her dreams, Maggie moved to Boston to work for a marketing firm, but writing always pulled her back. She has published a book of poetry called An Inside Look...and wrote for a small-town, New Hampshire newspaper. In 2000, she moved to London and worked at The Economist for 3 years.

As happiness began shining in her personal life the stories and words started to flow. After years of telling stories to her boys and their friends, Maggie decided to share them with the world. She truly hopes that you enjoy them too! Maggie now lives with her husband, two boys and their cat on the North Shore of Massachusetts. You can learn more at

Joanna was born in Canandaigua, NY. She graduated from Gordon College in Wenham, MA with BA in Visual Arts. Thanks to the encouragement of family and close friends, she embarked on her first ever illustration of a children's book.

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