Harlan resident Marilyn Unthank purchased a book during a book signing by Wallins Elementary School students on Saturday at Jewelcraft in the Village Center Mall. The book, Mountain Mysteries IV: Animal Encounters, was published by the students, culminating a service learning project funded in part by a grant from Learn and Serve America and facilitated by Harlan County Community Education. The sixth-graders compiled and edited over 200 wildlife stories and photographs from students, faculty, staff and residents throughout Harlan County. The book has a total of 440 pages, including photographs taken by Harlan County photographers. These animal encounters include sightings of black bears, black panthers, turkeys, bobcats, elk, deer, snakes and many other animals, including black panthers. Books may be purchased for $20 by contacting sixth-grade teacher Judy Hensley at firstname.lastname@example.org or at the school at 664-3444. To have one shipped, there is an additional $5 charge. Books may be ordered from Amazon.com at a cost of $25. However, the students benefit with greater profits from their direct sell to the public.