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The Famous Phoebe of Long Island Books: 
Phoebe's Adventures at Sailors Haven
Phoebe's Boat Trip to Montauk

Join a Fun-loving Dog's Boating Adventures
in beautifully illustrated children's books

Jean and Frank loved boating. They decided it would be great to have another family member travelling with them, so they visited their local animal shelter and found me!

Introducing the Famous Phoebe of Long Island!

I was 10 weeks old when Jean and Frank took me home. By spring, I was well trained and ready to spend every weekend on the boat with my forever family.

My first trip was to beautiful Sailors Haven on Fire Island, New York. We also went all the way to the tip of Long Island to visit Montauk that summer!

Young children will fall in love with my story. Jean helped me with the writing, and we were portrayed with beautiful illustrations by Amelina Jones.


Children will want to hear about my adventures time and time again.


meet Phoebe

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About Me
Book a Walk
Picture books cast a magic spell on children and adults alike. Whatever mood you’re in, obstacle you face, or dream you have, there’s a story for you.
                                           - Jean

About Jean & Frank

Jean and Frank have been married for 37 wonderful years. For 20 years, they boated on the south shore of Long Island.

Jean grew up on Long Island, and Frank has lived around the Island since he was a teenager. Frank is a talented guitarist and Jean is a writer and marketer.


They are thrilled to be sharing my stories.

Check out Jean's interview with Tracy Blom. Click on this image to watch the video.

Jean and Frank Derespina

Boating & Beach Fun

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