Thursday, September 15, 2011

Stanley Seagull in Cynthia's Attic!

Meet a young seagull named Stanley. Follow him as he wanders far from home and tries to find his way back. Join Stanley on his journey as he learns how humans affect the balance of nature.

Stanley Seagull thinks he’s found the perfect seaside “restaurant”, a huge garbage pile. He feeds and feeds, but fails to heed his cousin, Seymor’s warning to be prepared to fly away at a moment’s notice and Stanley finds himself far away from his beloved ocean.

Stanley Seagull, written by former librarian, Cathy Mazur, delivers a heartwarming, tightly-written story for the young reader. In addition to being entertained, however, the reader will learn valuable lessons along the way; For instance, when something looks too good to be true, it probably is, pay attention when someone warns you of possible danger, and friends can be found in the most unlikely places.

Colleen Gedrich brings Stanley, his friends, and this fast-paced story to life with vivid, energetic illustrations.

Born in Scranton, Pa., Cathy Mazur is the daughter of Gary and Catherine H. Errico. She received a bachelor’s degree in Library Science from Mansfield State College in 1975, and received a Reading Specialist Certificate from the University of Scranton in 1978. Cathy was employed as an elementary school librarian for the Mid Valley School District from 1975 until her retirement in 2010, where she instituted and coordinated the RIF (Reading Is Fundamental) program for 33 years helping students to develop a love of reading outside the classroom.

She resides in Dickson City, Pa. with Frank, her husband of 31 years. They are the parents of two children, Gary, 27 and Gia, 19. Now in her retirement, she is focused on writing books for children like Stanley Seagull.

Colleen Gedrich, a lifelong resident Throop, Pa., earned a BFA in illustration from Marywood University in 2002. She is a freelance illustrator specializing in animal-themed work.
She enjoys creating her art using mostly watercolor and pastel. As a dedicated animal rights activist and full-time program coordinator for International Society for Animal Rights (ISAR), Colleen lives her dream of joining her passions for animals and art to promote a more harmonious world with a touch of beauty. Colleen has also teamed up with her very talented artist mother, Kathy Holmes Gedrich, and paints murals for children’s nurseries.
 Hardcover buy link: ($16.95)

Paperback buy link: ($7.95)

Kindle buy link: ($2.99)

Nook buy link: ($4.95)

Cynthia's Attic 'Tween Series available in paperback and Ebook!


Tribute Books said...

Mary, thank you for your kind words about our friend, Stanley Seagull. As a published author, yourself, your comments mean a lot to everyone involved with the book. I really appreciate how you said that the story is tightly written and the illustrations are energetic. Your praise is highly valued.

Cathy Mazur said...

Thanks for the positive words and insight.

Mary Cunningham said...

Such a lovely book for young (and older!) readers. I was thrilled to showcase it in Cynthia's Attic.