Gold Mom's Choice Award
Literary Classics Book Award Finalist
Indie Book Award Finalist - Best Multicultural Fiction
New York Book Festival Honorable Mention - Best Children's Book
Reader's Favorite International Book Award Honorable Mention
It's a Rabbits Tale of immigration from Italy to the United States and landing on Ellis Island to be processed for entry to the USA. The rabbits venture on to Clarksburg, WV, taking their Italian heritage and culture to their new home.
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Award winning author, Diana Pishner Walker, was born in Clarksburg, WV. She is a graduate of Notre Dame High School in Clarksburg and attended Fairmont State College, Fairmont WV. She is a "Fast ForWord" computer aide at East Dale Elementary School in Clarksburg. Her book, Spaghetti & Meatballs: Growing Up Italian, was awarded a Mom's Choice Award, Readers' Favorite International Book Award, and Honorable Mentions in the London, Hollywood, and Southern California Book Festivals.
Diana's Italian roots run deep. Her maternal grandparents were from San Giovani in Fiore, Province of Cosenza, Italy. Her paternal grandparents were from Caulonia, Reggio Calabria Italy. She lives in Fairmont, WV with her family. For more information visit DianaPishnerWalker.com.
About the illustrator
Award-winning author and illustrator Ashley Teets is a 2012 summa cum laude graduate of Alderson-Broaddus College where she earned a B.F.A with a minor in creative writing. She has illustrated multiple award winning children's books that include seven Mom's Choice Awards, three Indie Book and an Indie Excellence Awards, an International Book Award, a USA News Best Book Award and two Creative Child Magazine Awards. Ashley is also a portrait artist, muralist and painting instructor. For more information please visit AshleyTeetsIllustration.com.
"This wonderful story shares with how families blend into a new country, make friends, and yet carry with pride all of the customs of their family. It is about the celebration of our lives and values wherever we are and perfect for all ages to read together." --Gayle Manchin, Former First Lady of WV and wife of Senator Joe Manchin
"Growing up in Clarksburg, WV, the Italian Heritage Festival was a big part of life for my family and me. Reading this story brings back all of those wonderful festival memories of celebrating our heritage." --Angela Bellotte,
"Joby's adventure teaches him about heritage, tradition, and community creating a strong knot about the importance of family, bravery, and the strength it takes to seek a better life without forgetting the beauty of their homeland." --Frank Devono Jr, Regional Manager Medical Equipment technology,
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Book Description Headline Books, 2016. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. Ashley Teets (illustrator). book. Bookseller Inventory # M1882658590