Book Review; Stanley Seagull

Book Review: Stanley Seagull

Author: Cathy Mazur

Illustrator: Colleen Gedrich

Stanley Seagull is a quirky young bird that will steal children’s hearts as he sets out on his adventures.  Like any human child, Stanley takes on the world and doesn’t consider the consequences until he gets caught up in them.

Ms. Mazur has portrayed the young Stanley perfectly. I see my own children in his antics. I pray for him when he gets lost and celebrate with him when he finds his way home. The lessons are portrayed and taught well as Stanley progresses on his journey.

Ms. Gedrich’s illustrations are wonderful and add dimension to the story.

A must read to me book. If I had children of my own in this age group I would be reading this book to  them. Instead I will find a way to get it into the hands of my son so he can share it with his daughter.

Five stars for Ms. Mazur and Ms. Gedrich and five stars for Stanley as he learns the lessons of family and thankfulness.

All for the glory of God,

Christina Weigand

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Book Summary
Meet a young seagull named Stanley. Follow him as he wanders far from home and tries to find his way back. Join Stanley on his journey as he learns how humans affect the balance of nature.

Cathy Mazur’s Bio:

Born in Scranton, Pa., Cathy Mazur is the daughter of Gary and Catherine H. Errico. She was educated in the Dunmore public school system and graduated from Dunmore High School in 1971. She received a bachelor’s degree in Library Science from Mansfield State College in 1975. She received a Reading Specialist Certificate from the University of Scranton in 1978. Cathy was employed as an elementary school librarian for the Mid Valley School District from 1975 until her retirement in 2010. While at Mid Valley, she instituted and coordinated the RIF (Reading Is Fundamental) program for 33 years helping students to develop a love of reading outside the classroom. Cathy served on the Board of Directors for the Valley Community Library in Peckville, Pa. for over 20 years acting as president for one year and board secretary for 19 years. She presently serves on the library’s Developmental Committee chairing various fundraising events. She resides in Dickson City, Pa. with Frank, her husband of 31 years. They are the parents of two children, Gary, 27 and Gia, 19. Now in her retirement, she is focused on writing books for children like Stanley Seagull.Colleen Gedrich’s Bio
Colleen Gedrich, a lifelong resident Throop, Pa., earned a BFA in illustration from Marywood University in 2002. She is a freelance illustrator specializing in animal-themed work. She enjoys creating her art using mostly watercolor and pastel. As a dedicated animal rights activist and full-time program coordinator for International Society for Animal Rights (ISAR), Colleen lives her dream of joining her passions for animals and art to promote a more harmonious world with a touch of beauty. Recent works produced by Colleen include t-shirt and invitation designs, children’s book illustrations (A Different Kind of Hero), and book covers (With God There Is Hope). Colleen has also teamed up with her very talented artistmother, Kathy Holmes Gedrich, and paints murals for children’s nurseries. 

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Price: $16.95
ISBN: 9780983741817
Pages: 32
Release: July 2011

Price: $7.95
ISBN: 9780983741800
Pages: 32
Release: July 2011

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2 thoughts on “Book Review; Stanley Seagull

  1. Thanks for the positive review and comments. Stanley learns a lesson the hard way, but the story speaks for itself. He is close to my heart and thinks very much like the young children the story was aimed at.

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