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Stacey Leigh Malloy



About the Author

Stacey Leigh Malloy is the author of the Shelly the Hermit Crab adventure series. She lives in Baltimore with her husband, a retired Army Officer, and their four children.

Stacey is an Attorney licensed in the District of Columbia, Georgia, and Massachusetts. She has practiced in the areas of litigation, probate, corporate counsel, and criminal defense for death penalty cases. She is active in DC  legal pro bono work and community and veteran volunteer projects.   

 The Shelly series is a reflection of her children’s experiences.


Shelly the Hermit Crab

shelly.jpgIllustrated by Katie Cassidy. When Shelly, a Cape Cod hermit crab, is caught up in a fishing boat's net, she is separated from her family but finds a wonderful home with a little girl named Hannah. But where does a hermit crab really belong? And will Shelly ever see her crab family again?

This is the first in a series of beautifully illustrated stories for children ages 2-9.  Each Shelly story is a vivid, amazing travel tale with positive family and life themes.

Genre: Children's - Ages 2-9

Pages: 34 pages, fully illustrated

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Shelly Goes to Washington D.C.

shelly-cover-93393.1405329415.220.320.jpgWhen Shelly, a Cape Cod hermit crab, gets caught in a riptide, she lands along the banks of the Potomac River in Washington, D.C. Shelly enjoys taking in the sights, but she hopes to somehow, someway get back to her home and family.

This is the second book in the "Shelly the Hermit Crab" series. Each book is a beautifully illustrated story of Shelly's amazing adventures with real life lessons, facts, and a happliy-ever-after ending.

Genre: Children's - Ages 2-9

Pages: 36 pages, fully illustrated

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