Wednesday, January 26, 2011

A Star in the Night wins Catholic Writers Guild Seal Of Approval Award


January 2011
Contact: Jennifer Gladen
Philadelphia, PA

A Star in the Night wins Catholic Writers Guild Seal Of Approval Award

On January 18, 2011, A Star in the Night, written by Jennifer Gladen and illustrated by K.C. Snider, was awarded the Catholic Writers Guild (CWG) Seal of Approval (SOA) award. The award is given to fiction and non-fiction books which are consistent with Church teaching and are faithful to the Magesterium.

A Star in the Night is a story about Christmas and its real meaning. Is it all about the shopping, gifts, cookies and parties? Or is there something more David is missing?

As taken from the book’s blurb: “David makes his way home on Christmas Eve and sees this is no ordinary night. Accompanied by a shimmering star and some tough decisions, David encounters three experiences that will change his view of Christmas forever. Join David on his wondrous journey home. “

Just what are some people saying about A Star in the Night?

“A touching tale with a great Christmas message.”

--Cheryl C. Malandrinos , December 1, 2010

“Great book for the holiday season - true meaning of Christmas”

--Customer, Barnes and

Jennifer Gladen is a children’s author, mother of three and teacher who lives and writes in Pennsylvania. She has written several children’s books, stories and articles, and started her own Catholic e-zine titled My Light Magazine. When not writing, teaching or mothering, she enjoys singing in her local parish choir on Sundays.

To purchase A Star in the Night, visit :
ISBN# 1616330554

To schedule an interview or to contact the author, send an e-mail to:

Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Book Review: Frederico the Mouse Violinist by Mayra Calvani

Frederico, the Mouse Violinist
by: Mayra Calvani

Illustrations: K.C. Snider
Publisher: Guardian Angel Publishing Inc.
ISBN: 978-1-61633-114-6; 1616331143 Paperback
e-book: 13: 978-1-61633-125-2; 1616331259

Frederico the Mouse Violinist is a fascinating picture book about a mouse and a dream. Living in the workshop of the famed violin designer Antonio Stradivari, Frederico watches the talented designer craft spectacular violins. Wanting to learn more, at night he explored and learned to play the instruments. Little did he know, someone was watching and would surprise him with a special gift.

This was a heartwarming picture book to be enjoyed again and again. I like how the educational components tied in with the story, yet didn’t take away from it.

Illustrator K.C. Snider has done it again with colorful, engaging and realistic illustrations.

This is an all around fantastic book.

Click here or on the links above to purchase.

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