About the Book
Tadpoles, clams, and minnows wow! For siblings Beth and Paul, growing up on a lake is fun... until they are startled by a fishy find along the shoreline. When they discover the scaly, moustached carp, they become afraid.
Seasons pass, and Beth and Paul avoid the swampy reeds at all costs until a flood brings about a life-or-death situation for the creepy looking carp, right in their own backyard!
With guidance from their father, will Beth and Paul be able to overcome their apprehensions about the carp and help save them before it s too late?
About the Author
Irish Beth Maddock (nee Fell) was a columnist for two local newspapers, had stories published in Reader’s Digest Canada, and broadcasted on 100 Huntley Street, CHBC Television and CBC Radio.
She is a published poet, and has both performed in and directed plays and musical theater productions.
A playwright for a church drama production, her three part monologue “Tapestry” helped fund-raise over $1,000. So began the realization that she can help raise much needed funds for great causes with her creativity.
Her award winning children’s book, “The Great Carp Escape” is available as a fundraiser for schools, churches, charities and ministries in need.
A member of SCBWI, IBPA, Inscribe & The Word Guild, Irish would like to continue doing something about those ideas that get downloaded into her brain at 2 AM.
The Great Carp Escape by Irish Beth Maddock and illustrated by Lucent Ouano, is a fun, cute story. It is about a brother and sister, Beth and Paul, who grew up on a lake. One day along the shore line they find a gross and scary carp with a moustache. After the run-in with the carp Beth and Paul avoid the reeds along the lake’s shore. Until one day they discover many carp trapped in a pond near their home. As much as they don’t like the carp, Beth and Paul do not want the fish to die. So with the help of their father and a few friends, they dig a trench so that the carp can swim back out to the lake.
This is a story that adults can use as a teaching mechanism for kids. Sometimes there are creatures or maybe even people we don’t like. But when troubles arise, it is best to help each other out. The bright and colorful page enhance the beautiful story along, as well. I would recommend this story to all young readers, as well as teachers or parents to teach with.
Publisher: Word Alive Press
Publication date: January 13, 2015
Number of pages: 24
Category: Pre-School +
Content Rating: G
Book Rating: 5 stars
A review copy of this novel was provided by the author, Irish Beth Maddock.
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