Post by katiemastin on Feb 1, 2017 20:41:05 GMT -5
THE ADVENTURERS is about two siblings and their hesitant turtle who find that moving to a new home can be the adventure of a lifetime.
Lucia and her brother, Cristopher, call themselves Adventurers. Speaking directly to the reader, they invite children to join them and their turtle as they turn moving boxes into pirate ships, empty rooms into art canvases, strangers into friends, and a new house into home. Each year, over 40 million Americans move to a new place, many of them with small children. This book is for them.
For the 3-5-year-old market, this 280-word picture book will appeal to parents and children reaching for titles like Big Dan’s Moving Van, Boomer’s Big Day, and A New Room for William.
The co-authors are both spouses of Foreign Service Officers. They have moved their families a collective total of nine times- through six countries and four continents. Julianne Price is a preschool teacher with thirteen years of experience at American and international schools. Katie Mastin is a freelance writer and member of SCBWI. Her latest essay on living abroad was published in A Pinch of Culture and a Dash of Crisis this winter.
Great query, ladies! Professional, informative, well written. One suggestion I have--at the end of the second paragraph you give the fact about how many Americans move each year. I wonder if that might be a better sentence to start the next paragraph. My suggestion would be to keep that second paragraph strictly about your characters and their story. Best wishes!