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Life Lessons & Tales of Little MisFit: Book 2: Life Isn't Always Fair-bookcover

By: Dr. S.K. Grunin

Life Lessons & Tales of Little MisFit: Book 2: Life Isn't Always Fair

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This is the second book in the series of Life Lessons & Tales of Little MisFit. The first book, Life Isn’t Always What It Seems, is the winner of the Fall 2020 Pinnacle Achievement Award in the Young Adult genre and the Top Ten Finalist for the 2021 Author Elite Award in Middle Grades/Children’s Category. Book 1 also has more than two dozen five-star Amazon reviews (including a UAE book newsletter). One reviewer said that the book is “for the child in each of us.” Another: “It’s a laugh-out-loud, fun read.” Most reviewers indicated that they cannot wait to read book 2 in this series. The life lesson in book 2 is: “Life Isn’t Always Fair.” This book is written for children, young adults and adults who are young at heart along with those who have found themselves to be a “MisFit” at some point or situation in their lives. In Book 2, Ivy Sue (Little MisFit – LMF) learns that “Life Isn’t Always Fair,” when she is punished by her teacher for doing something that she did not do. The teacher tells her that she had probably done things before that she didn’t get punished for and that it’s time she learned the lesson that “Life Isn’t Always Fair.” LMF decides to use humour to get back at her teacher and from her tales and antics, we see how she learns to handle this important life lesson. Through challenging and unfair situations, LMF shows us that it’s possible to move forward in life and learn to make the best of most situations and opportunities that come our way, even when “Life Isn’t Always Fair!”  

Many people growing up often feel inadequate. as a former probation officer, executive/life coach and professor, Dr. S.K. Grunin learned how to fit in uncomfortable situations, through humour and working with others. She believes that it is important that children learn at a young age how to manage these issues and use humour to build their self-esteem. Thus, she created Little MisFit (LMF) a fictional character who, through humorous tales, shares life lessons that she learns as she is growing up. Through these stories, LMF describes how she learned to overcome many life challenges and accept who she is as a person. Furthermore, the tales allow adults to share their own tales without coming off “too preachy” and to be able to share their own life lessons.


Book 1 of Life Lessons and Tales of LMF – Life Isn’t Always What It Seems is the winner of two awards – the 2020 Pinnacle in YA genre and 2021 Top 10 Author Elite for Children and Middle Grades over 40-plus 5-star reviews on Amazon and other sites.


Dr, Grunin also paints with oil using themes from nature, particularly sunsets (check out her art and photography on her website Her work has been featured in art shows, newsletters and calendars in the Naples, Florida area of the United States. In 2019 and 2020 her work appeared in Art Poems, Inc. and was exhibited at major galleries in Florida. She has two sons, Justin and Jason who is married to Mary with a daughter, Kathleen. She resides with her husband, Howard, and their Shiba Inu, Kona, in Naples, Florida.

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