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Blog Tour/Review: Katrina and Winter: Partners in Courage

Today BookZone welcomes Nancy Stewart, the author of Katrina and Winter: Partners in Courage an amazing story about a girl and a Dolphin who found that they had something in common. Please join me as I welcome Nancy who is on a Virtual Tour with Pump up Your Book Promotions introducing this wonderful story to readers like you and me.  Here is more information about Nancy and her latest creation:

ABOUT THE BOOK:

Katrina and WinterTitle: Katrina and Winter: Partners in Courage
Author: Nancy Stewart
Publisher: Guardian Angel Publishing, Inc
Release Date: April 25, 2012
Genre: Children’s Fiction
Paperback: 24 pages
ISBN-10: 1616332433
ISBN-13: 978-1616332433
List Price: $11.95
Reviewed by: D.S. White
Source: PDF from Pump Up Your Book Promotions

DESCRIPTION:

All Katrina Simpkins longs to be is a normal girl. Because she must wear prosthesis as a leg, she feels anything but. When she meets and befriends Winter, the tailless dolphin, at the Clearwater Marine Aquarium, everything changes, including Katrina’s whole life.

MY THOUGHTS:

(Mild Spoiler Alert)

In case you couldn’t tell from my glowing description above, I loved this book! The author highlighted the pain of being different and how finding just one person or mammal who is similar creates a shift in our world…ergo we are no longer alone and we can now cope and even attempt to broaden our horizons.  She made the point about a change in perspective and appreciating who you are with just the right touch of sensitivity.  Mrs. Stewart’s experience as an educator is clear in the way she breaks it down and drives the point home. No matter the hand you are dealt, it is still possible to reach for the stars…and touch them!

MY RATING:

5 Mice

MY RECOMMENDATION:

Perfect if you’re trying to help children understand about loss, unfairness of life, and overcoming difficulties and reaching for the stars.  Be sure to get a copy!

ABOUT THE AUTHOR:

Nancy StewartNancy is the bestselling and award winning author of the four Bella and Britt Series books for children:  One Pelican at a Time (eighteen weeks on Amazon Bestselling List), Sea Turtle Summer, Bella Saves the Beach and Mystery at Manatee Key. All are published by Guardian Angel Publishing.

One Pelican at a Time and Nancy were featured in the PBS Tampa special, GulfWatch.  Pelican has won the Literary Classics Seal of Approval, Readers Favorite Five Star Award and was nominated for a Global eBook Award.

Her travels take her extensively throughout the world, most particularly Africa. She is US chair of a charity in Lamu, Kenya, that places girls in intermediate schools to allow them to further their education.  Nancy is a frequent speaker at conferences, including the Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators.

She and her husband live in Tampa and St. Louis. To find out more about Nancy and her books, visit her website: http://www.nancystewartbooks.com

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6 Responses to “Blog Tour/Review: Katrina and Winter: Partners in Courage”

  1. Thank you so much for your wonderful review. I’m blushing but in a good way! It was such a pleasure to visit your marvelous blog today, which I am now following.

    All best wishes to your continued success.

    • Dee says:

      Awww…I made you blush? I was simply calling it like I read it. Wonderful work Nancy and thanks for the well wishes.

  2. Thanks for the fabulous review of Nancy’s book. I’m so glad you enjoyed it. I loved it too. Hope your readers get a chance to check out this Amazon bestseller and hot new release.

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