Petting Farm collects books for young patients in children's hospitals

The Heritage Park Petting Farm is collecting new books for patients at Children's Hospital of Michigan and C.S. Mott Children's Hospital in honor of "Princess Maddie," a young cancer patient who died in November.

New books -- or book store gift cards -- will be accepted during normal business hours at the farm, located at 12803 Pardee Road at Northline Road.

For more information about the life and death of Madeleine Rose Trudel, please read an article in The Detroit Free Press http://www.freep.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20061127/FEATURES01/611270358/1025/FEATURES.

For more on the book collection effort, call (734) 674-6023.