AUTHOR: Ila Mary Osach
Ila Osach's debut children's book, Sam and His Big Apple Harmonica, was inspired by her dad Sam, an accomplished harmonica player. It deals with hope, determination and following one's dream. Although fictionalized, it contains a bit of truth. Her dad's harmonica meant the world to him. Playing for audiences gave him joy. Once, he even appeared as a guest on the famous Mike Douglas Show. What a thrill! Every weekend, Ila and her dad took long walks through New York City, passing special landmarks along the way. This was where she was introduced to singing and dancing. Sam's story shows how one person can touch many people's lives in a great big city.