Adventures at Green Apple Acres
Book Five


Adventures at Green Apple Acres,
the award-winning children’s book series by author Cynthia A. Sudor, continues the farm adventures in Book Five. Animals on the farm overcome challenges and learn big life lessons as they interact with each other and navigate situations similar to ones that children experience in their own lives.

“The life lessons that the farm animals learn in the stories in my books impact the lives of young readers in a positive way. Throughout each story, readers identify with the experiences of the farm animals, putting themselves and their friends into the situations and lessons learned. Every experience we have contributes to our growth, makes us stronger, wiser, and a better person!”

– Cynthia A. Sudor, author

BUY ALL SEVEN Adventures at Green Apple Acres books to complete your set! To read all about the characters and real farm animals visit the Green Apple Acres website.

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Stories in Book Five:

“Smokey, The Sassy, Spunky, Sometimes Stubborn Pony”…Asking for what you want, working to achieve your dreams, and risking bigger challenges in life to learn and grow!

“Ghost the Cat Finds a Family”…Sharing love, friendship, and responsibility in our families and communities!

“Bumberlenicky, the Miniature Donkey Who Could Not Say Hee Haw”…Stay true to your uniqueness!

“Blackjack Cowboy and the Magic Stones”…Be the magic in your own life!

“The Wise Old Stallion Syd”…Honoring your elders!

Each story includes…

  • A moral and lesson for children told through the farm animals’ experiences.
  • Apple Nuggets from Dee Dee, a summary that touches upon the themes and lessons.
  • Apple Niblets, encouraging readers to think about the themes or discuss them with caregivers.
  • Seeds of Wisdom, inspirational quotations that match each story’s theme.
  • Plus Apple Critters, at the end of the book, featuring photos of the real-life animals who inspired the characters.

And so these were special times at Green Apple Acres, a magical place where adventures are always a moment away, and there are always lessons to be learned!



Cynthia-Sudor-with-SydHaving a vivid imagination from an early age, Cynthia A. Sudor loved reading and imagining the characters in the books she read coming to life. She also loved to draw, especially horses. She often walked to the public library, over a mile from her home in Hershey, Pennsylvania, and then walked home with an armload of books…mostly horse books! Sometimes, on a hot day, she would sit in one of the library’s soft wingback chairs and read for hours until she picked up her books and walked home again. Libraries were a perfect place to read, let her imagination soar, and let the time drift by.

As a young girl, Cynthia and her sister Janet, her brother Rick, and her parents Mary and Milan, would travel to Weston, Pennsylvania, near Hazleton, and spend the weekend with the Evanofski family. It was a thrill to spend the weekend riding their horses, having picnics, and then blissfully sleeping until the next exciting day began. Those weekends inspired Cynthia so much that she would stand at the bay window in the Evanofski’s home, look out at their farm at the foot of the Blue Ridge Mountains and make a wish…a wish to someday have her own home and farm at the foot of some beautiful mountains, with Arabian horses, her favorite horse breed. After many decades, Cynthia’s dream came true. She now lives on a farm with Arabian horses in Grantville, Pennsylvania, at the foot of the Blue Ridge Mountains.

Cynthia rode horses with her father who was a Pennsylvania State Policeman. Every Sunday, she and her sister (her brother wasn’t interested in horses or riding…she couldn’t imagine that!) rode the horses at the Pennsylvania State Police Academy, Hershey, Pennsylvania. Their father set up jumps for them (small ones) and they also went trail riding all over the countryside. Happy memories!

As Cynthia grew up she always remembered her dreams and kept finding ways to make them come true. She graduated from Drexel University, Philadelphia, then worked at Hersheypark®/Arena/Stadium for many years in sales and marketing. She started her own marketing business and then became a founding vice president of sales and marketing, for the Whitaker Center for Science and the Arts in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, a first-of-its-kind facility with a science center, a performance theater, and an IMAX® theater.

Cynthia was blessed to purchase eighteen acres of land from her ninety-year-old friend, Mrs. Harriet Newlin, a farm woman who lived near her. This was her friend’s last piece of property and she had hoped to sell it to someone who would continue to devote the land to agriculture. On that land Cynthia built the farm of her dreams: bringing her Arabian horses to her very own farm. What an exciting time! One year later, Reina was born. Reina’s sire/father was an Arabian stallion, Damonia Seduction, and her dam/mother was Valle Girl, a Spanish Arabian mare, both were owned by Cynthia and lived with her on her own farm. Cynthia was present for the miracle of Reina’s birth. The name Reina means queen.

Life is full of adventures! Cynthia always wanted to become a children’s writer like Marguerite Henry, author of King of the Wind featuring Sham, an Arabian stallion. These early experiences inspired Cynthia to begin her children’s book series, Adventures at Green Apple Acres. Books One and Two received international awards. She founded CARACYN Publishing to support her own work and to publish books by other authors, one of which won first place in the National Christian Authors Award contest, making her both an award-winning children’s author and an award-winning publisher.

“Believe in your dreams. Work to make them happen and they will happen,” advises Cynthia. “I am proof that dreams do come true! It takes hard work and it might not happen right away, but they do happen.” She hopes that all of her readers have dreams and that they work to make them come true…and to have all of the adventures, excitement, and joy that come with them!  •

Additional information

Weight 24.0 oz

96 pages


8 to 12, younger children also enjoy the stories and beautiful illustrations