Dear Mr. Cosgrove,
My name is Brenda. I’m writing to offer a small thank you from a fan.
I grew up in Saudi Arabia and had a set of your books. I think my
parents must have started buying them for me because I loved unicorns
and your Morgan books were definitely my favorites.
That was a whole lifetime ago. Now I’m 44, a newspaper photographer
living in Northwest Montana and today I had to photograph the local fair.
After sheep and pigs and steer I made my way to the rabbit and rooster
barn. There was so much cuteness to fall in love with, but I went looking
for the long-eared rabbits that I’ve always been kind of obsessed with. I
desperately want a Holland Lop of my own.
One of the breeders asked me why I was so specifically drawn to that
breed since I have no experience with pet rabbits. I couldn’t pinpoint it.
All I could tell her is that I think it came from a story when I was a child.
I told her about a wonderful set of books for kids of animal stories and
beautiful drawings. As we spoke I mentioned “serendipity” but I couldn’t
quite make the connection.
Until I got back to my office and googled serendipity and children’s books
and of course, it led me to your website.
Yours are still some of my favorite stories. Before writing this letter, I
searched Amazon and was immediately transported back to the world
of childhood loves and the friends your characters were to me. What a
gift this day has been!
As I scrolled through the titles, most of them known and loved, I found
the connection that I couldn’t quite put my finger on earlier: Leo the Lop.
It made me smile.
I love your stories. I’m desperately wishing now that I had kept those books
and I’m getting ready to choose which ones I want to order. But before I do
any of that, the first thing that had to be done is to write a note of thanks.
I could almost cry over the memories this day has stirred up for me. So
many blessings have come my way because of this. And my childhood
was also blessed.
So, thank you for what you created, for how far your stories reached, for
how they meant the world to me and to so many others.
I didn’t get much of a photo of my Lop today. I didn’t need him for the
newspaper, so I put the camera down pretty quickly and was just about
living the experience. But here is the lop who reminded me of Leo. Thank
you again. Your stories are magical!
Sending gratitude and all best wishes,