The Patchwork Angelis a childrens book that allows both the reader and listener to recognize the main character as someone special in their own life.
In the story, LaLa comes to a family in need and provides so much more than the Want Ad required. She influences two generations of children with values and attitudes that are taught by her gentle and loving spirit.
LaLas love and dedication are poignantly illustrated throughout the book in both words and watercolors, capturing expressions of love felt by the characters. The story warms the heart and rekindles an appreciation for those who quietly touch our lives daily in an ordinary but powerful way. ISBN# 1-9307-12-01-4, 36 pages, hardback, $19.95
Judy. L. Weyandhas been working with children for the past fifteen years. As a counselor, she has worked with not only children, but parents and educators as well. Her success as a teacher, counselor and speaker on personality, personal growth, parenting, effective communication and leadership, led her to writing books to encourage all to explore the God given gifts that each have to offer others. The Patchwork Angel is her second childrens book.
Judy lives with her husband and three children in Tampa, Florida
Nancy Kirkpatrick has accumulated over thirty first place awards, including six best of shows, to attest to her talent. Her paintings, mainly in watercolor, are in many collectors homes and businesses. She has enjoyed several art-related careers, such as fashion design, book illustration, interior design and teaching art. At the present time she is concentrating her talents illustrating childrens books. Her most recent works include A Vintage Treasure and The Patchwork Angel. A Vintage Treasure by Judy L. Weyand
A Vintage Treasure is a story that expresses the importance of passing on values and heritage to children. The story uses a cloth, and a beloved bear to illustrate one way that heritage and values are brought to life.
A woman finds an old chenille bedspread, rich with childhood memories of a simpler time. With loving hands she sews a cuddly teddy bear for her newborn grandson. As the child grows, he receives many wonderful toys, but his most cherished is the bear with the tucked ears and soft face.
In a fast paces world of high tech toys, it is the simplicity of a handmade toy that endures and becomes more cherished as time goes by. (The book includes a pattern to make the bear)
ISBN# 1-930712-00-6 46 pages, softback, $19.95
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