Tuesday, November 17, 2015

Happy Book Birthday to The Coal Thief!

     I am SO very excited to let you all know that The Coal Thief is out today!

     This book was started a few years ago with author, Alane Adams, who based the book after stories her father would tell her about his boyhood living on a Pennsylvania farm in the 1920s. The book is the first in a series of historical picture books (and the next book is already finished!), and has won the 2015 IPPY Award for Children's Picture Books (All Ages), the 2015 Moonbeam Book Awards SILVER - Picture Book - All Ages (The Coal Thief), and is a Finalist in the 2015 USA Best Book Awards - Children's Picture Book - Hardcover Category. PHEW!!

     To purchase a book, visit www.laurengallegos.com, and I will send you a signed copy! If you want to share on social media, be sure to #thecoalthief.

"The Coal Thief ... reminds readers of two of life’s most important concerns: the love between a parent and child and the value of integrity. It is the story of a child’s error in judgment, lessons learned, and the growth of character." – The Children's Writer's Guild
"Illustrator Lauren Gallegos captures the atmosphere of a small coal mining town of the twenties so well, that you will be checking your hands for coal dust as you turn the pages. Even Georgie’s freckles suggest a powdering of coal, and her lovely artwork brings to life an era long gone." – The Children's Writer's Guild