For the Love of Literature

Local writer re-publishes a favorite childhood book.

When asked what inspired Jerry Olafson to re-publish The Adventures of Happy Bunny, the answer was simple: his mother. In honor of her 100th birthday, Olafson thought it would be fitting to “freshen up and re-publish” the story that was read to him so many times as a child. The book follows Happy Bunny, the oldest of several bunnies, who has to leave home to find enough food for his family before winter. The original story was published in 1917 and was a gift for his mother in 1920.

To learn more or to purchase your own copy of The Adventures of Happy Bunny, go to the website here. You can also find it on Amazon, at Wild Rumpus bookstore, the Red Balloon bookstore and at Hennepin County libraries.