Monday, March 24, 2014

C is for Cape Cod Book Launch

Today I'd like to congratulate my friend, Christina Laurie, on the launch of her first children's book C is for Cape Cod, published by Islandport Press.

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About this Book:

This beautiful alphabet book combines playful verse, informative text, and stunning photographs to introduce children to the wonders of Cape Cod.
For each letter, a short four-line verse gives younger readers a fun introduction to the subject, and the main text provides information that will appeal to both older children and adults alike. The stunning photographs, by award-winning Cape Cod Times photographer Steve Heaslip, tell stories unto themselves – from the doleful eyes of seals to children whirling on carousels, from a frog peeping out of a cranberry bog to the engineering marvel of the Cape Cod Canal. This is Cape Cod, replete with natural beauty, rich history, tourist attractions, and much more.

Christina Laurie
An internationally best-selling poet, Christina Laurie presents workshops, poetry readings, and seminars throughout New England. Her poems and haiku have appeared in magazines, anthologies, and periodicals across the United States, England, Canada, and Japan. Christina Laurie’s first book, Seasons Rising: A Collection of Haiku, was published in 2011. She is the author of a memoir, two adult books on biblical characters, and a chapbook of inspirational insights, Inspiration Interludes (whose funds benefit the National League of American Pen Women). She lives, writes, swims, bikes, gardens, and kayaks on Cape Cod.

Steve Heaslip

Steve Heaslip is the chief photographer for the Cape Cod Times. He has been a National Press Photographers Association regional and national clip contest winner, and was named New England Newspaper and Press Association Photographer of the Year in 2001 and 2005. His photographs have been in two exhibitions, and have appeared in National GeographicLife,TimeNewsweekThe New York Times, and Yankee. Originally from Rochester, New York, he lives in Barnstable and has been photographing Cape Cod since the 1980s.
Don't you just love alphabet books?! Is there an alphabet book you remember being particularly fond of as a child? Or maybe one that was special to your children? My own children are grown, but The Handmade Alphabet by Laura Rankin still has a special place on my bookshelf. 



34 comments:

  1. Congrats, Christine! I bet that book has some stunning photographs! The cover suggests so. :)

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  2. What a wonderful blend of verse and photos! When my kids were little, books like these were my favorites to pour over with them.

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  3. The cover photo is stunning. Kids will love that.

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  4. Love the frog and cranberries. Cape Cod has always sounded like it'd be such a nice place to visit. Congrats to Christine and Steve!

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  5. Author Christina Laurie looks all ready for the Cape Cod I remember. Congratulations to her and Steve Heaslip for this lovely book.

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  6. This looks like a wonderful book! I love the cover. Wishing Christina all the best! :)

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  7. This looks and sounds lovely, Ruth! Thanks for sharing!

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  8. Congrats to Christina, Steven and Laura. (Cape Cod has a canal? How did I not know that?) Fun post! Have a great week! :)

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  9. Cape Cod is one of my favorite places! I visit it a few times a year. :) I look forward to checking out this alphabet book and discovering new aspects of a place near and dear to my heart. Congratulations and best of luck to Stephen and Laura! Thanks for sharing.
    ~Jess

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  10. Your blog kicked off a half-memory which will bug me for days! There was an alphabet book in my childhood but I'm damned if I can remember what it was called, and my parents were not book-hoarders, unfortunately.

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  11. What a great idea for a picture book. I'm just a few hours from Cape Cod. I hope to see it around all the book stores the next time I visit.

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  12. Stunning photographs! Of the authors and of the book cover. ;)

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  13. I'm trying to remember if there was one I loved. My kids definitely had a Sesame Street one that we read over and over again. Good times!

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  14. I'm trying to remember one, but I'm drawing a blank! The only thing coming to mind is a board book with a worm :) But this one looks like a great one!

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  15. That cover made me laugh. It's quite lovely. I'm certain the children love alphabet books. My first thought was that you were jumping ahead in the A-Z Challenge! Silly me!

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  16. Congrats to Christine. I hope she has an amazing launch.

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  17. LOL. For a second I thought you were starting the A to Z challenge a week early. =) I LOVE this concept for an A to Z book. How awesome!

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  18. What a great idea for an alphabet book. I bet the pictures are gorgeous!

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  19. I love the colors on that cover! Congrats to Christina. :)

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  20. This sounds like an awesome alphabet book. That cover rocks! Congrats to Christina Laurie and Steve Heaslip.

    Thanks for sharing this, Ruth!

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  21. I LOVE alphabet books! So the time of life I'm in right now. And this looks fabulous.

    Hope you are well, Ruth! I've missed you! :)

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  22. I've always wanted to visit Cape Cod. Goodluck with the book, it looks gorgeous and what a great idea!

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  23. You about stopped my heart, Ruth. I thought I'd slept through the A and B of the A to Z! Lovely books. I'm especially intrigued by the cover of the first book you mentioned.

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  24. I just bought a Titanic A to Z book since my 5th graders are studying the Titanic. I'm in love with the froggy apple cover.

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  25. I love that cover - the colors are so vivid! All of my kids loved Chicka Chicka Boom Boom. I read it so many times that they memorized the words! Now each of them have a copy for themselves.

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  26. Chicka chicka boom boom is still one of my favorites. I have some other a-z books that are dear to my heart also, but that's the one that came to mind first.

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  27. What an attractive book. Congrats to the author and photographer.

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  28. This looks like a beautiful book! My all-time favorite alphabet book is Chicka Chicka Boom Boom-- I love the rhythm and illustrations!

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  29. What a beautiful looking and sounding book!

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  30. Congratulations to all of you--looks like a fun book--love Cape Cod!

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  31. Congratulations! It sounds wonderful!

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  32. Congratulations to Christina! C is for Cape Cod looks like a beautiful book.

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  33. Congratulations to your friend. Lots of Cs here--Congratulations, Christina, Cape Cod, etc.! I did get to take a trip to Cape Cod once. It was nice...lots of traffic. We also went to Provincetown, which was very charming, and Plymouth. The rock was...a rock. They have it so surrounded now, you can't even really see it!

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  34. Congrads to Christina and Steve. The cover is awesome and the idea so very clever. Kids can learn about that part of the country at an earlier age. Thanks for sharing, Ruth. *waves*

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