Monday, September 26, 2011

BLOG TOUR STOP: Future Catholic

Future Catholic
September 25, 2011

Children's Book: Stanley Seagull by Cathy Mazur
by CF Mathews

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~ Tribute Books Tour for September ~

Stanley Seagullby Cathy Mazur

Illustrated by Colleen Gedrich

“One day Stanley and his cousin Seymour were flying over houses on the bay…Seymour flew down and snapped up a large hotdog. Stanley was very impressed with Seymour’s reward.” Cathy Mazur uses humor and charm to create the world of a seagull named Stanley. Stanley goes on an adventure far from home and must find his way back. Any child would love to hear this book as a bedtime story.

Stanley Seagull is reminiscent of the classic “find your way home” tale, but told in a bite-size way for children. It speaks of man’s interventions and how they may have an impact on nature. At one point, Stanley thinks to himself, “A seagull should not live a hundred miles away from the ocean; it went against nature and the order of things.” How often do we hear those kinds of words anymore? I can’t think of anything more important than giving a child an appreciation for “nature and the order of things, ” especially in the current cultural climate. You may purchase this book at

From Pennsylvania, Cathy Mazur was employed as a school librarian for 35 year, before retiring. She instituted and coordinated a program called “Reading is Fundamental,” which seeks to encourage children to develop a love of reading.

Colleen Gedrich’s illustrations are fun and colorful. She succeeds in capturing the ocean environment that Stanley loves and calls home. Also from Pennsylvania, Ms. Gedrich is a program coordinator for the International Society for Animal Rights.

Tribute Books is a publishing company, started by Nicole Langan. They accept new manuscripts-instructions are on the website. Topics and types of books include: children’s books, history, historical fiction, humor, photo books, poetry, reference, relationships, religion and sports. Tribute Books also provides opportunities for fundraising.

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