Below is a book review I thought would fit well here. This great story is more than what meets the eye.
Marta's Gargantuan Wings
By: J. Aday Kennedy
Illustrated by: Eugene Ruble
Published by Guardian Angel Publishing
Print ISBN 13: 978-1-61633-093-4; 1616330937
eBook ISBN 13: 978-1-61633-094-1; 1616330945
Reluctant readers will devour the humorous and thought provoking tale. A Pegasus that resembles a mule, a witty monkey that defends him and a hateful bird teach children looks aren’t important.What makes someone appear strange or different could be what makes them able to save the day.
Marta's Gargantuan Wings is a wonderful story about friendship and values. What is important in a person? Is it our looks, success, or beauty? Or is it more than that?
In this inspiring tale, Marta, a brwon, spotty pegasus with gargantuan sized wings, is hurt when Aljor, her beautiful blue friend insults her. Soon, the loveable Marta begins to believe what Aljor says about her. Her best friend, Stajon the monkey tries to cheer Marta up by going for a fly in the sky. But while flying they discover a fire - and Aljor is hurt and needs help.
This is a great story not only about friendship, but about values. Do we only help the people who are nice to us all the time and forget about the ones who hurt us? Or are we to be Christ-like and turn the other cheek, especially when someone is in danger.
The detailed illustrations by Eugene Ruble fit the story well and captured the characters.
This is a great read that many children will enjoy.
Get your copies here:
Guardian Angel Publishing
About Jessica Kennedy
About Eugene Ruble
Eugene E. Ruble’s 40 years of art encompasses: graphic art and design, freelance illustration, and cartooning, working with publishers, corporations and individual clients. Ruble teaches caricature art, cartooning, painting and basic drawing classes at St. Louis community centers, public schools, YMCAs and colleges. He also illustrates children’s books. Look for his books at Guardian Angel Publishing. Eugene is a 30-year Distinguished Member of the St. Louis Artists’ Guild.