Luba – The Angel of Bergen-Belsen, written by Michelle Roehm McCann, is a touching story of a brave young lady who was a prisoner at a concentration camp in Germany. Luba questioned why she was still alive and had been spared from the fatal wrath of the Nazi soldiers.
One night while lying in bed, Luba heard children crying unheard by the other women. Luba sat up and ventured into the cold woods to find the children who were crying in the night. As Luba trudged into the snow-covered woods, she found fifty-four children behind the barracks out in the field. Luna knew she could not leave the children in the woods to die so she rounded them up and brought them back to the barracks.
At first the other women in the barracks were far more concerned about their own welfare and feared they would be killed if the soldiers found them housing and feeding the children. But when they saw the love and compassion that Luba had for these children who were not even her own, the women’s hearts softened and they welcomed the children into the barracks as well.
Miraculously, Luba managed to get extra food for all the children but not without quite a bit of convincing and wise speech along the way. Despite the chance of being killed for caring for these children, Luba mothered them as if they were her very own. She wanted to care for these children because they needed her, were hungry and were someone’s children. Luba thought of her own son that she never expected to see again. She hoped someone would be caring for Isaac the way she was caring for these abandoned children.
This story is thrilling and touching as Luba addresses the needs of fifty-four children who should never had made it through that night in Auschwitz. Luba’s courage and love for orphaned children and her deep compassion for them will bring tears to your eyes and warm your heart as she gives these children the gift of life. Luba’s story will be an inspiration to anyone and leave them questioning their own purpose in life.
© 2011 Denise Spooner
Snack Attack, written by Marsha Casper Cook, is about a young boy named Addison Apple who has a big appetite for sweets. His typical breakfast of oatmeal never went down well and one day Addison decided to share his gooey oatmeal with his dog, Sammie. Pulling this clever stunt over on mom was just the beginning of his problems he would soon find out were not worth his efforts to avoid his oatmeal.
Written amongst beautiful illustrations and a lesson to be learned by all young children about listening to their parents, Addison finds relief in following after his sweet obsessions and must contend with the sickening consequences to his dismay. Marsha Cook is an author, a lecturer, screenwriter, agent and radio show host living in the Chicago suburbs. She has published several children’s books as well as two novels and eleven screenplays. Marsha knows children and how they think. She shares a lesson in listening to parents through Snack Attack in a way that is both educational for children as well as delightfully expressive to parents.
Join Addison and his mom in his breakfast adventure from gooey oatmeal to extravagantly eating his choice foods and realizing his mom really did know best. Snack Attack is a fabulous story that will have your youngster begging for oatmeal at breakfast time and listening to your every word with anticipation and great eagerness. Marsha Cook‘s outstanding creativity makes Snack Attack an absolute must for every child’s library of worthwhile books.
© 2011 Denise Spooner
Looking for a collection of children’s short poems? Look no further. Marsha Cook’s The Busy Bus is chock filled with thirty-four wonderful poems that will delight young children from all walks of life. Her book has some of the most colorful illustrations I have ever seen in a children’s book. Marsha Casper Cook is an author, a lecturer, screenwriter, agent and radio show host living in the Chicago suburbs. She has published several children’s books as well as two novels and eleven screenplays.
Her poems are crisp, humorous, exciting and written with the younger child in mind. Mystery, suspense and literally food for thought encompass her writing and enhance a child’s imagination while stimulating their linguistic instincts. The Busy Bus will take children through journeys of peculiar situations, adventure and events with fancy free farm animals sure to engage the most reluctant reader.
Join Marsha Casper Cook in her quest with Winona the Begonia, Uncle Edward’s Pig and Priscilla the cat. Find out who has the smelly socks, what it takes to make chocolate chop suey and what is a Bubble Gum Tree. This children’s book is a real work of art!
© 2011 Denise Spooner