Thursday, June 09, 2016

THE GREAT ESCAPE by Irish Beth Maddock

This is a delightful tale with a great application of God's love for all creation!
Tadpoles, clams, and minnows―wow! For siblings Beth and Paul, growing up on a lake is fun... until they’re startled by a “fishy” find along the shoreline. When they discover the scaly, mustached carp, they become afraid. Seasons pass, and Beth and Paul avoid the swampy reeds at all costs―until a flood brings about a life-or-death situation for the creepy looking carp, right in their own backyard! With guidance from their father, will Beth and Paul be able to overcome their apprehensions about the carp and help save them before it’s too late? To purchase The Great Carp Escape, click here.

 Irish Beth Maddock has been a columnist for two local newspapers, published in Reader’s Digest, and been featured in broadcasts including, 100 Huntley Street, Okanagan News Television, and Canadian National Broadcast Radio. She is a published poet who has both performed in and directed plays and musical theater productions. The Great Carp Escape is available as a fundraiser for schools, churches, charities and ministries in need and has raised over $1000.00 to help such causes thus far. As a member of Society of Children's Book Writers and Illustrators, Independent Book Publishers Association, Inscribe, and The World Guild, Maddock would like to continue to do something about those ideas that get downloaded into her brain at 2AM.To learn more about Irish, visit her website here.

Paperback: 24 pages
Publisher: Word Alive Press (January 13, 2015)
Language: English ISBN-10: 1486605087
ISBN-13: 978-1486605088
Product Dimensions: 8.5 x 0.1 x 8.5 inches

“Irish Beth Maddock has written a simple story with a sound message in The Great Carp Escape,” said Bil Howard of Reader’s Favorite. “Although carp are not particularly attractive, they are one of God’s creatures and in their way have a certain sort of beauty that is all their own. It is impossible not to be drawn into this story without fully appreciating the rich colors and awesome detail.

A simple message with profound meaning and illustrated beautifully, The Great Carp Escape is a great addition to any child’s book collection.”

The Great Carp Escape has earned the following award placements:

● 2015 Illumination Book Awards - Gold Medal - “Enduring Light” Children’s Picture Book
● 2015 Beverly Hills Book Awards - Winner - Children’s Religious
● 2015 USA Best Book Awards - Finalist - Children’s Religious
● 2015 International Book Awards - Finalist - Children’s Religious
● 2015 Reader’s Favorite Best Illustrated Book Award - Christian
● 2015 National Indie Excellence Awards - Finalist - Children’s Religious
● 2015 New Apple Book Awards - Solo Medalist - Religion / Spirituality
● 2015 Global eBook Excellence Award - Silver Medal - Children’s Christian Picture Book
● 2015 NABE Pinnacle Book Awards - Fall - Children’s Interest
● 2015 Reader’s Favorite 5 Star Medallion - Awarded by author, Bil Howard

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