Story Monster Ink recently had a chance to chat with the authors / illustrator team behind The Angel’s Home Forever (Mascot Books), a true story about a dog that was rescued from an earthquake in Chile and seeks his forever home. Faced with his fear of rejection for not being like other dogs, he embarks on a journey that teaches him the importance of patience, courage, and the 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 at Story Monster Ink. The team enjoys interacting with readers and welcomes the opportunity for visitors to leave comments and / or questions so they can have the opportunity to meet you as well.
What Readers Say:
I buy The Angel’s Home Forever for a friend’s kids a couple of weeks ago. What a wonderful story: a dog whose leg was injured in an earthquake in Chile travels to the United States in search of a family. There is a surprise plot twist when Angel succeeds. Reading it made me cry. A children’s book. Simple. Deep. Amazing. Congratulations to our 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
The Angel’s Home Forever is a moving story about how to find love. Angel is such a lovable and relatable character; He has a great voice! It is the kind of story from which we can learn many lessons. I hope to read this book over and over again. I know my kids will love it too! ~ Reviewed by Mary Driscoll, elementary school teacher and blogger for Stay at Home Fit
The Angel’s Home Forever It is a great book for children and adults. The plot contains great lessons and the artwork is beautiful. The fundamental lesson of appreciating life is that everyone enjoy it. ~ Reviewed by Shilamida Kupershteyn, Best Selling Author – 31 days of gratitude create the life you want
The Angel’s Home Forever is a moving story of hope, courage, love and comfort as a rescue dog named Angel waits patiently to find his home after an earthquake in Chile leaves him injured. The authors of this sweet story wonderfully capture Angel’s voice and make him so relatable that one cannot help but encourage him and hope that he will find a home as special as he is. The kindness shown to Angel pulls on the heartstrings, especially in the appreciation for rescued animals everywhere and for those who give them their “forever homes.” Ms. De Mase’s soft, beautifully detailed illustrations bring Angel and her story to life. A must read for kids and adults alike! ~ Reviewed by Karin Larson, Speech Pathologist and Children’s Author – Kisses at bedtime
Read the full interview at: http://tinyurl.com/y5k5dknr
Qualification: The Angel’s Home Forever
Authors: Rita Gigante and Bobbie Sterchele-Gigante
Co-author: Donna McDine
Illustrator: Renie De Mase
Publication date: March 2019
Price: $ 14.95 hardcover
Publisher: Mascot Books www.mascotbooks.com