AUGUSTA — Lillian Huntington of Augusta, a former fourth-grade teacher at Farrington School, has written a children’s book, “Tubby The Basketball Bear.”

The book describes a true story about a 1980 Cony High School girls’ basketball team and is illustrated with drawings done by her fourth grade class of that year. “Tubby The Basketball Bear” describes the team’s mascot, who leaves life on a shelf in Stacy’s Hallmark downtown Water Street store to become the lucky charm of the basketball team and its coaches in a successful season, according to a news release. Jane Diplock and her assistant coach, the late James Clark, joined with team members to pat Tubby’s belly for good luck during the games.

Huntington’s son, Tom Huntington of Camp Hill, Pa., will publish his third book, “Searching For George Gordon Meade, the Forgotten Victor of Gettysburg,” in February. Her husband, Milton Huntington, published his first book, “A Lifetime of Laughter,” in early 2012.

“Tubby The Basketball Bear” can obtained from the author or online at

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