Sammy and Grammy
in Downtown Savannah
Maxine Pinson

(for a limited time only)

Sammy and Grammy
in Downtown Savannah

per copy (+ s&h)


Saturday, October 27, 2018

10:00 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.

Sammy and Grammy 
in Downtown Savannah
to be Read by Local Author
Maxine Pinson
on Main Stage of Islands High School

(with FREE coloring sheets for kids)

and Featuring a Special Appearance
Sammy, Jr. 
(dressed for the event wearing
squirrel underpants & a bow tie!)


Book Signing to follow!

170 Whitemarsh Island Rd,
Savannah, GA 31410

Book Signing at E. Shavers, Bookseller​​

Historic District of Savannah, GA
Sat., April 21, 2018
Click photo above
to see a short video clip of the "real" Sammy jumping onto a cob of corn in
"his secret garden!"
The "condo" where
Sammy, Jr. lives
in the same house with his best friends:
Ayele and Celia.


Savannah Author, Maxine Pinson,
Sammy and Grammy in
Downtown Savannah

to Mrs. Rowell's 2nd grade class
at May Howard Elementary School on


Savannah Author Maxine Pinson reading her new children's book,
Sammy and Grammy in Downtown Savannah, to 160 third graders 
at Hesse K-8 School. She was assisted by her husband, Bill, and grandson Ayele, who were in charge of displaying the original artwork created for the book. A Q&A session followed about "Life Lessons Learned" from the story. Each child received a "Sammy" coloring sheet and book mark to take home to remind them of the story.


Savannah Author Maxine Pinson 
Interviewed on National Reading Day, Jan. 23, 2018
on WTOC's "Mid-Morning Live"
​(click link below to view)

(EXCERPT below from a Letter to Editor in the
Savannah Morning News on 2-20-18;
click link below & scroll down to 3rd letter to read letter in its entirety.)

Children need to read early, often

     A Savannah author recently provided such a program to over 150 third grade students at Hesse when Maxine Pinson read her newest book, “Sammy and Grammy in Downtown Savannah,” the story of an ornery squirrel who takes up residence in a secret garden. But Pinson didn’t stop there. She asked the children what life lessons were learned by Sammy’s antics, then challenged them to explain their thoughts through a writing and art con- test. Awards were given for first, second and honorable mentions in each category, and every third grader went home on Valentine’s Day with a specially designed val- entine from Sammy himself, which contained the life lessons he had learned from his misadventures: KTCH, or be kind, be truthfu​l, be courteous, be happy.

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Sammy and Grammy in Downtown Savannah,
a limited release, may be purchased at select
locations in Savannah or purchased 
from this Website
​(see menu buttons above).

Shown above in the "Local Authors" section of
 The Davenport House Gift Shop

Also available at:
E. Shaver,  Ex Libris,
The Kehoe House, The Marshall House, 
Candler Hospital Gift Shop, LoCost Pharmacy, St. Josephs Hospital Gift Shop, Scribble Art Studio,
Village Walk Pharmacy (Skidaway Island)


Savannah Author Maxine Pinson
at a Book Signing for
Sammy and Grammy in Downtown Savannah
with grandson Ayele, daughter Malyssa,
and granddaughter Celia.
The "Dying Art" of Writing Thank-you Notes to Express Gratitude is NOT Dead Yet!
Note from author: ​​ After a friend of mine
sent her young friend Ellie, who lives in New York, a copy of Sammy and Grammy in Downtown Savannah for Christmas, she  received this endearing note.
THANK YOU, Ellie, from both of us!