Bartholomew's Gift (Mom's Choice Awards Recipient 2011)

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9781933916569: Bartholomew's Gift (Mom's Choice Awards Recipient 2011)

Little Bartholomew is bestowed with a unique gift at birth - an ability that his loved ones do not possess or understand. There is excitement and wonder when, as a child, he discovers the meaning of his gift and wishes to share the joy it brings with others. Misunderstood, he withdraws and denies his experiences until the gift disappears forever. Or does it? This story is for anyone who searches for wonder in everyday life..A charming and beautifully rendered CD narration of the story is included            

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This story was a long time coming.  It kept tapping on my shoulder, insisting to be shared, for a few years before I finally put it to paper.  The initial version started as a poem and then crossed into verse at some point in the creation.  Inspiration for the story was twofold.  First, my sister had shared with me an incident involving her son, aged two at the time, who she overheard chatting away while alone in his bedroom. She entered to find him playing with his toys in the middle of the floor.  "Who are you talking to?" she asked.  The answer was surprising and sent chills down my arms as she shared with me.  "Anthony," he responded matter-of-factly.  "He comes down from the sky and plays with me."  .Not only didn't my nephew know anyone named Anthony, he had never heard or used the name.  .I was reminded that angels accompany each of us.  I thought about the chief role of angels as they relate to us.  Helpers, sure.  But primarily angels are messengers.  What message would an angel have for a little boy?  For any of us?  I felt if an angel had an elevator speech, it would be to remind us that we are cherished children of God.  And put to music, no less. .Secondly, I have always known that there are spiritual capabilities buried deep within all of us that are repressed and unused.  For many, unless something is apparent to the five senses, it doesn't exist.  Actually, some who do not recognize or appreciate these gifts may render shame and ridicule on others who use them.  I wanted to let people who have had unique and special experiences, particularly children who may have been ignored or shamed when expressing them, know that, "It's OK."  A little validation goes a long way. It amazes me how many people at a book signing have come up to me to share their experiences.  "My daughter saw my infant son's guardian angel," or "I have a friend who has seen angels," or "My little brother is in the hospital, and this is his favorite book." .Backstory aside, this is a lovely little story with glorious - color-popping - award-winning illustrations from Wendy Edelson and a CD narration that little ones will enjoy listening to.  I'm excited to share it with you.

About the Author:

Diane Dignan's writing crosses over several genres, from novels to poetry to stories for children. She resides in Michigan with her husband of over 25 years.

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