Two South County Residents Create a New Series of Kids Books

A boy and his basset hound chase the moon in new series


Rhode Island may be the smallest state, but it’s home to big stories. This year, longtime South County residents Ashley Richer and Ryan Maguire combined their artistic talents to create Tyler’s Tall Tales, a series of children’s books set in Narragansett. South County readers will recognize Narragansett landmarks and landscapes in Ryan’s colorful illustrations accompanying Ashley’s original story.

The first book in the series, Tyler’s Tall Tales: Chasing the Moon! follows Tyler and his basset hound Freckles on their quest to catch the moon. Ashley, who has worked in elementary education for 15 years, made sure that the book promoted learning as well as fun – Chasing the Moon meets ELA literature standards for grades K-3 so teachers can use the book in their classrooms. Each book also includes activities and art projects for kids and families.

Individual copies and classroom sets of Tyler’s Tall Tales: Chasing the Moon! are available online. Check out the Tyler’s Tall Tales blog for purchasing information and upcoming events.