A Gentleman and a Rogue

Wednesday, July 6, 2016

Children's Corner: Giving Meadow interview & Giveaway #childrens #4rvpublishing

Enjoy this interview with Stephanie Burkhart, author of "The Giving Meadow."



Question: What was the inspiration behind "The Giving Meadow?"

Steph: At the time I was teaching "little" church (preschoolers, 3-5 years old) at my church and Easter was just around the corner. My fellow teachers and I thought it would be nice to present a play for the children and I was tasked to write it. I chose to focus on a caterpillar because they go through a transformation to become a butterfly and that's something they can relate to, then apply to what Jesus went through.

Question: How long did it take you to write?

Steph: A couple of weeks.

Question: Did you pick the illustrator?

Steph: 4RV Publishing presented me with several designs from a couple of illustrators. Stephen's whimsical, soft spoken drawings spoke to my heart so I selected his.

Question: How does the cover represent the story within?

Steph: On the cover is Caterpillar sitting in a meadow. Caterpillar is the main character and his adventures take place in the meadow.

Question: Does the story have a message or a theme?

Steph: I think what will appeal to kids (3-7 years) is how Caterpillar makes friends and how they share and care for each other.

The Giving Meadow is available as an ebook and in paperback on Amazon and Barnes and Noble. 

**If anyone would like a review copy, please post a comment along with your email. Also, one lucky commenter will win a Giving Meadow coffee mug***

REVIEWS:

5 Stars, Midwest Book Review: "Colorful illustrations add just the right touch to this gentle heartwarming story about the transformative power of sharing."


5 Stars, N.A. Sharpe, Amazon Reviewer: "This heartwarming tale teaches life lessons of friendship, selflessness and sharing, caring, and kindness. Ms. Burkhart's charming tale is one little ones will want to hear over and over again and they will be enchanted by the adorable illustrations from the talented illustrator, Stephen Macquignon."


5 Stars, Connie Arnold, Amazon Reviewer:  "This is a good book for helping young children learn about how caterpillars change as well as a gentle lesson about sharing and caring."


BUY LINKS:


AMAZON:https://amzn.com/B00J3FBY9Y


BARNES AND NOBLE:http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/the-giving-meadow-stephanie-burkhart/1022481362?ean=9780982588697


4RV PUBLISHING:http://www.4rvpublishingcatalog.com/burkhart.php

STEPHANIE ON THE WEB:

BLOG:

WEBSITE:

FACEBOOK:

TWITTER:

STEPHANIE ON AMAZON:
http://www.amazon.com/Stephanie-Burkhart/e/B003R00R5I/ref=ntt_dp_epwbk_1

STEPHEN ON THE WEB:

BLOG:

WEBSITE
http://www.jacketflap.com/StephenM

STEPHEN ON AMAZON:



http://www.amazon.com/Stephen-Macquignon/e/B003K7NUVG/ref=ntt_dp_epwbk_0

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