Story Monster Ink recently had the opportunity to chat with the author/illustrator team behind Angel’s Forever Home (Mascot Books), a true story about a dog that was rescued from an earthquake in Chile and is looking for its forever home. Facing his fear of rejection for not being like other dogs, he embarks on a journey that teaches him the importance of patience, courage, and a willingness to open his heart to others.
Visit Rita Gigante, Bobbie Sterchele-Gigante, Donna McDine and Renie De Mase to read their interview and get to know them better on Story Monster Ink. The team enjoys interacting with readers and welcomes the opportunity for visitors to leave comments and/or questions so they can get a chance to get to know you too.
What readers are saying:
I buy Angel’s Forever Home for a friend’s kids a couple of weeks ago. What a wonderful story: a dog whose leg was injured in a Chilean earthquake travels to the US in search of a family. There is a surprise plot twist when Angel succeeds. Reading it destroyed me. A children’s book. Simple. Deep. Amazing. Kudos to our very own local celebrity authors Rita Gigante, Bobbie Sterchele-Gigante, Donna McDine, and local artist Renie Conklin De Mase. ~ Reviewed by Lorraine Ash, author – The Self and the Soul: On Creating a Meaningful Life
Angel’s Forever Home is a moving story about finding love. Angel is such a lovable and relatable character; he has a great voice! It’s the kind of story from which we can learn many lessons. I look forward to reading this book over and over again. I know my kids will love it too! ~ Reviewed by Mary Driscoll, elementary school teacher and Stay at Home Fit blogger
Angel’s Forever Home It is a great book for children and adults! The story line has great lessons within it and the artwork is beautiful. The underlying lesson in appreciating life is for everyone to enjoy it. ~ Reviewed by best-selling author Shilamida Kupershteyn – 31 Days of Gratitude Create the Life You Want
Angel’s Forever Home is a moving story of hope, courage, love and comfort as a rescue dog named Ángel patiently waits to find his home after an earthquake in Chile leaves him injured. The authors of this sweet story beautifully capture Angel’s voice and make him so familiar that one can’t help but root for him and hope he finds a home as special as he is. The kindness shown to Angel tugs at one’s heartstrings, especially in appreciation for rescued animals everywhere and for those who give them their “forever homes.” Ms. De Mase’s soft and beautifully detailed illustrations bring Angel and his story to life. A must read for children and adults alike! ~ Reviewed by Karin Larson, Speech Pathologist and Children’s Book Author – kisses at bedtime
Read the full interview at: http://tinyurl.com/y5k5dknr
Qualification: Angel’s Forever Home
Authors: Rita Gigante and Bobbie Sterchele-Gigante
Co-author: Donna McDine
Illustrator: Renie De Mase
Release Date: March 2019
Price: $14.95 hardcover
Publisher: Mascot Books www.mascotbooks.com