Picture Book, Angel’s Forever Home Earns
Purple Dragonfly Book Award
TAPPAN, NY (July 2019) – The judges of the Purple Dragonfly Book Awards, which recognizes accomplished authors in the field of children's literature have spoken, and Angel’s Forever Home has earned Honorable Mention in the Picture Books 6 and Older category.
Title: Angel’s Forever Home
Authors: Rita Gigante and Bobbie Sterchele-Gigante
Co-author: Donna McDine
Illustrator: Renie De Mase
Publication Date: March 2019
Price: $14.95 hard cover
Publisher: Mascot Books www.mascotbooks.com
About Angel’s Forever Home: Angel knows he is lucky to be one of the few dogs rescued from the Chilean earthquake, but now he finds himself with challenging physical limitations and in need of a new family. Facing his fear of rejection for not being like other dogs, he embarks on a journey that teaches him the importance of patience, courage, and the willingness to open his heart to others. Suggested grade level: K-3
About the authors: Rita Gigante is a sought-out psychic medium, spiritual healer, and published author. Her memoir, The Godfather’s Daughter: An Unlikely Story of Love, Healing, and Redemption, was published in 2012. Rita is co-owner of Space of Grace Healing with her wife Bobbie in Tappan, NY. Bobbie Sterchele is a registered nurse, a gifted intuitive healer, energy worker, and psych-K practitioner. Bobbie is co-owner of Space of Grace Healing with her wife Rita in Tappan, NY. Donna McDine is an award-winning children’s author and writes from her home in Tappan, NY. Donna is a member of the SCBWI, NYS Reading Association, and Family Reading Partnership.
About the illustrator: Maureen “Renie” De Mase studied art in New York City and is a mixed medium freelance artist. Renie creates in her home studio in Ramsey, NJ, and is a proud owner of Renie’s Art. Renie is also a member of the Graphic Artist Guild.~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
Donna M. McDine
Multi Award-winning Children's Author
Ignite curiosity in your child through reading!
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