Perry lies in the heart of Western New York, at the gateway to Letchworth State Park, the Grand Canyon of the East...and steps away from the shores of Silver Lake and its famous Sea Serpent.
Have you heard about Henry Loves Hills?
Henry Loves Hills is Perry's official book written by Perry native Patrick E. Brennan in response to a competition organized by Read Around Perry, a Rotary-initiated community literacy program with support from the Town of Perry Bicentennial Committee in 2014.
Henry Loves Hills tells the story of a school bus, named Henry, who negotiates the beautiful rolling hills of Perry bringing children to and from school everyday. Henry, and driver Ed, confront and overcome their biggest challenge taking readers on a trip through a major snow storm. Sally Snowplow helps out.
Brennan, who graduated from Perry Central School, based Henry Loves Hills on his own experience of a bus ride during the infamous Blizzard of 1977. The RAP Executive Board selected Dan Butler, a Village of Perry resident and 2015 Perry Chalk Art Festival featured artist, as the illustrator.
How to get Henry Loves Hills
You can secure your copy of Henry Loves Hills by preordering it at Burlingham Books, or mailing in the order form found on the RAP website. The cost is $16, including tax, if ordered and paid for prior to Oct. 1, 2015. After October 1st, the cost is $17.99, plus tax. You can also email requests to reserve copies to firstname.lastname@example.org.