Carson City sisters publish funny, educational book |

Carson City sisters publish funny, educational book

Charles Nemitz, illustrator for "Help Wanted at Mount Vernon" shows kids how to draw the main character from the book Friday at Fristch Elementary School in Carson City.
Taylor Pettaway |

A Carson City teacher and her sister have published a new children’s book to help kids get more engaged with math and history.

Holly Young and Cathy Morgan wrote their book to be humorous and informative. The book, titled “Help Wanted at Mount Vernon” is a story of two animals that travel to George Washington’s home looking for employment and incorporates history about the first president and math skills as well.

To celebrate their new publication, the sisters held an evening of fun activities for students Friday at Fritsch Elementary School that combined activities related to history, math, science, writing and art. They also had their illustrator, Nevada artist Charles Nemitz come and teach the kids how to draw the main character.

The sisters hope the book will provide parents and teachers with a springboard for more learning.