Friday, September 16, 2011

Stanley Seagull ebook Review


I was recently given the opportunity to read and review the book Stanley Seagull by Cathy Mazur, illustrated by Colleen Gedrich.


It was a great book about a young seagull whose name is Stanley. He ends up wandering away from home and then trying to find his way back. On his journey he learns how humans affect the balance of nature. 

I thought the book was really great. It has a very important message, and it is written in a way that children will understand and find interesting. The artwork is also really nice and colorful. I love how the entire pages are artwork, and the text is over it. The book is very to the point, and a great length for children.

To get more info about Stanley Seagull you can check out the website, and you can go to the Facebook page!

Stanley Seagull was published by Tribute Books, you can visit their website, their Facebook page, and follow them on Twitter! You can also visit the Blog Tour Facebook page.

Cathy Mazur's Bio:

Born in Scranton, Pa., Cathy Mazur is the daughter of Gary and Catherine H. Errico. She was educated in the Dunmore public school system and graduated from Dunmore High School in 1971. She received a bachelor’s degree in Library Science from Mansfield State College in 1975. She received a Reading Specialist Certificate from the University of Scranton in 1978. Cathy was employed as an elementary school librarian for the Mid Valley School District from 1975 until her retirement in 2010. While at Mid Valley, she instituted and coordinated the RIF (Reading Is Fundamental) program for 33 years helping students to develop a love of reading outside the classroom. Cathy served on the Board of Directors for the Valley Community Library in Peckville, Pa. for over 20 years acting as president for one year and board secretary for 19 years. She presently serves on the library’s Developmental Committee chairing various fundraising events. She resides in Dickson City, Pa. with Frank, her husband of 31 years. They are the parents of two children, Gary, 27 and Gia, 19. Now in her retirement, she is focused on writing books for children like Stanley Seagull. Check out her Facebook page!

Colleen Gedrich's Bio
Colleen Gedrich, a lifelong resident Throop, Pa., earned a BFA in illustration from Marywood University in 2002. She is a freelance illustrator specializing in animal-themed work. She enjoys creating her art using mostly watercolor and pastel. As a dedicated animal rights activist and full-time program coordinator for International Society for Animal Rights (ISAR), Colleen lives her dream of joining her passions for animals and art to promote a more harmonious world with a touch of beauty. Recent works produced by Colleen include t-shirt and invitation designs, children’s book illustrations (A Different Kind of Hero), and book covers (With God There Is Hope). Colleen has also teamed up with her very talented artist mother, Kathy Holmes Gedrich, and paints murals for children’s nurseries. You can visit her Facebook page here!


Hardcover
Price: $16.95
ISBN: 9780983741817
Pages: 32
Release: July 2011


Paperback
Price: $7.95
ISBN: 9780983741800
Pages: 32
Release: July 2011


Hardcover buy link: ($16.95)
http://search.barnesandnoble.com/Stanley-Seagull/Cathy-Mazur/e/9780983741817


Paperback buy link: ($7.95)
http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/0983741808?ie=UTF8&tag=tributebooks-20


Kindle buy link: ($2.99)
http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0058VALVY?ie=UTF8&tag=tributebooks-20

Nook buy link:
($4.95)

http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/stanley-seagull-cathy-mazur/1103999501?ean=2940012811202&itm=2&usri=stanley%2bseagull

iPad buy link:
($4.99)

http://itunes.apple.com/us/book/stanley-seagull/id450437474?mt=11

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