Recent Work by Local Children’s Book Author Tells Story of Little Landshark

By Anna Grace Usery

Little Rebel fans and parents can now read a new book about an Ole Miss landshark and a catfish duo in their quest to attain better sportsmanlike conduct.

“Be a Rebel Fan Like Finn” by local author Kathryn Hood. Photo provided.

Local children’s book author and psychotherapist Kathryn Hood said her recent book “Be a Rebel Fan Like Finn” is about two young Rebel fans whose parents are Ole Miss alumni. Finneous R. Landshark, or Finn for short, is the ideal cousin because of his good manners. His double cousin on the other hand, Muddford R. Cat Fish, is very rude.

Their story begins in the Grove and follows their family and fans all the way into Vaught-Hemingway Stadium with a few hiccups in between.

“I want children to learn about good sportsmanship as Finn demonstrates how to be a good sport and Mudd shows them exactly what not to do,” Hood said.

The book is written in rhyme and illustrated beautifully so children can be enraptured in the book, she said.

This isn’t Hood’s first stint as a published author. Her other books—heavily influenced by Ole Miss traditions—include “Ole Miss From A to Z”, “Ole Miss Activity Book”, “The Adventures of Foxy Reb” and “Twas the Night Before the Egg Bowl.”

Hood’s intentions for writing “Be a Rebel Fan Like Finn” go well beyond the accomplishment of being a published author.

Hood has written three children’s books about Ole Miss. Photo provided.

“I plan to start doing readings of my books for elementary schools in the state this year and present a program on good sportsmanship and manners,” she said.

Rebel fans and budding readers can purchase the book here.



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