Sunday, July 31, 2011

Christmas in July with Jennifer Gladen


A Star in the Night

Author:  Jennifer Gladen

Illustrator:  K.C. Snider

Published:  September 2010

Publisher:  Guardian Angel Publishing, Inc.
                   http://www.guardianangelpublishing.com/

ISBN 13: 978-1-61633-055-2  (Print)
ISBN 13: 978-1-61633-056-9  (eBook)

Available at Guardian Angel Publishing Bookstore, Amazon, and Barnes & Noble

A Star in the Night has been awarded the Catholic Writers Guild Seal of Approval


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 thee experiences that will change his view of Christmas forever.  Join David on his wondrous journey home.


MY REVIEW
It is Christmas Eve and David is in a hurry to get to Mr. Renetti’s bakery before it closes.  He wants to get some of the bakery’s special holiday cookies, because he feels that without them it just won’t be Christmas.  On his way home, David has three experiences that will change forever how he looks at Christmas.

A Star in the Night is a wonderful children’s picture book.  It has a beautiful Christmassy theme, but the message learned from the story can be shared throughout the year.  Jennifer Gladen does a beautiful job of sharing what is really important during the holiday season and year round.

K.C. Snider did the colorful illustrations which compliment the story being told.  I’ve seen other books K.C has worked on, but I think this is one of my favorites.

Although the recommended age for readers of A Star in the Night is 4-12, I feel this is a book that both children and adults will enjoy reading.  I think A Star in the Night will make a wonderful gift for young children.  This is a book that will definitely be read again and again.  I feel this book would be a welcomed addition to any Sunday school, church or home library.



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.






Today's daily giveaway is being provided by Jennifer Gladen.  It is (1) autographed copy of A Star in the Night.

FOR EXTRA ENTRIES
2 extra entries if you post something on Facebook about A Star in the Night by Jennifer Gladen and come back here to post the link in the comments section

2 extra entries if you post something on Twitter about A Star in the Night by Jennifer Gladen and come back here to post the link in the comments section


This giveaway will be available for U.S. and Canada


7 comments:

Bluebell Books said...

beautiful book, Jennifer.

good luck on sales.

Nata Romeo ArtistaDonna said...

hi Jennifer!
I would love to win your book :)
I posted a comment on your facebook page and I am following you on twitter.
congratulations!
Nata

Joylene Butler said...

I love the cover. Somebody obviously took the time to do a wonderful job. Kudos, Susanne and Jennifer, and KC.

Marlena Cassidy said...

It sounds beautifully written and beautifully illustrated. Thank you for reviewing it, Susanne.

Beth Reinke said...

I already own a copy of A Star in the Night, so no need to enter me in the contest. It is a beautiful story, perfect for reading to your kids at Christmas.

Cheryl said...

This is a wonderful book. The winner is very lucky to have it.

Susanne Drazic said...

I wanted to thank everyone who stopped by to learn more about A STAR IN THE NIGHT. Wonderful book!

Jennifer, thank you for participating in Christmas in July!

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