Manhttan, NY (August 15, 2012) – Lost and Found, the tale of two mice who befriend each other after a whirlwind adventure around a school, is now available to educators and parents around the world, who aim to teach their children about diversity. Author Lenae Madonna, an elementary school teacher in Manhattan and an educator for over 30 years, has published this book to be used as a tool to educate children, ages 5 – 8, about the importance of acceptance, diversity and friendship.

Lost and Found follows two mice, Herman, a mouse with an uneven gait that went from a pet store to a classroom, and has only seen white mice like himself, and Eddie, a mouse from the woods. During a stormy night, Eddie, a gray mouse, seeks shelter in the school where Herman is living, but not before getting covered in white chalk dust. A night of adventure ensues and even includes a rescue from a classroom snake.

“I have been working on this book for the past 35 years and am so proud that it is finally available for children to experience,” said Lenae Madonna, author of Lost and Found. “Even though I started writing this book in 1977, the same message that I wanted to spread then about diversity is just as important now, if not more so.”

In addition to her book, Lenae has launched a website,, that offers bi-monthly fun and educational activities to compliment Lost and Found. The website will also share updates and news from the world of education and other areas that affect children.

Lost and Found can be ordered online at and Castlebridge Books and is available for download on Kindle and Nook.
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