Tuesday, June 14, 2011

Our Treasure Honored With Five 2011 Purple Dragonfly Book Awards For Excellence in Children's Literature

Catholic children's book about the Eucharist, our Treasure, has been honored with nine 2011 awards overall.

Our Treasure was honored in the following categories:

Children's Picture Book 6 +
Cover Design

Children learn during story time that there is priceless Treasure waiting for them, whenever they want to become very rich. Do you know where "Our Treasure" can be found?

My sincere thanks to the exceptionally dedicated and talented team
that brought this special book for children
honoring Jesus truly present in the Eucharist
to fruition:

Illustrator Kristina Marie Pope

Content and copy editor Nancy Carabio Belanger
Cover design and storyline consultant Alice Mercado
Editor and Marian Catechist Susan Schoenstein
Content editor Belinda Bondi
Technology consultant Brian Dittmer
Book Packager Erin Howarth
Graphic designer Roseann Nieman.

Special thanks to my heroic children,
Andre, Nick, and Alyssa Bottesi,
who worked for many hours revising the story
until we got it just right.

My heartfelt thanks to
Fr. Benjamin Kosnáč
the Parish of Ss. Cyril & Methodius Slovak Catholic Church

Sterling Heights, Michigan, U.S.A.
where the exquisite photographs of the Eucharist
were reverently taken.

God is at work in you!

Our Treasure, winner of nine 2011 book awards
including four Royal Dragonfly Book Awards,
has also been awarded the Catholic Writer's Guild Seal of Approval.

The Making of Our Treasure:


Official book trailer.

Press release:

Looking for exceptional,
life-changing reading worthy of our great dignity?
You will find it here.

Most loving Jesus,
You are our Treasure!

Our Treasure
is available at:
Joseph Karl Publishing,
Amazon.com, Baker & Taylor, and Quality Books, Inc.

Our Treasure
Written by Michele Elena Bondi
Illustrated by Kristina Marie Pope
Joseph Karl Publishing, Rochester, Michigan, U.S.A.
Published December, 2010
Hardcover, 30 pages

Manufactured in the United States of America
using exceptional quality material.