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Senator Kennedy and his dog
Massachusetts legislator signs with Scholastic; children's book to give dog's-eye view of Senate.

NEW YORK (CNNMoney.com) - Edward Kennedy, the veteran Massachusetts senator, has agreed to create a children's book to bring the nation's youngest political students a peek at life behind the scenes in Washington, D.C.

Senator Kennedy, the latest political star to ink a deal with the publishing industry has signed with Scholastic Corporation, the company announced Monday, to publish a 56-page volume titled My Senator and Me: A Dog's-Eye View of Washington, D.C.

Edward Kennedy, D-Mass., will pen a children's book intended to give a behind the scenes look at the U.S. legislature.
Edward Kennedy, D-Mass., will pen a children's book intended to give a behind the scenes look at the U.S. legislature.

The book tells the story of Senator Kennedy and his dog making their way through a day in the Senate. The Senator says the story will help families understand the inner workings of the American government. "Reading is a lifelong adventure," said Senator Kennedy. "I hope that this book will spark an interest in young people to learn more about their government and to explore the joy of books."

Scholastic (Research) says the Senator will donate proceeds from the book to charity. The book will be published in May 2006.

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