Saturday, March 12, 2011

Marta's Gargantuan Wings

While most kids won't know that Gargantua was a gigantic monster, that won't keep them from enjoying Marta's Gargantuan Wings. A PDF of that picture book was recently sent to me by my friend, author Jessica Kennedy.
The story is about Marta, a winged horse who is teased by a bird because her wings are huge and seem awkward. But, with encouragement from friends, she uses her wings to rescue other creatures. How does the bird react to that? Read the book to find out.
Since most kids get teased at times,Marta's Gargantuan Wings should appeal to lots of kids. And when those kids get older and encounter ancient stories, Pegasus and Gargantua will already be familiar to them.
The colorful illustrations by artist Eugene Ruble (I've mentioned him before) capture the feeling of the story.

12 comments:

Margot Finke said...

Jessica, your story sounds delightful. Congratulations, mate.

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J. Aday Kennedy's A Writing Playground said...

Thx Janet & Margot. It was fun to write.

Blessings,
J. Aday Kennedy
The Differently-Abled Writer & Speaker
Children's Author of Klutzy Kantor & Marta's Gargantuan Wings
www.jadaykennedy.com
http://brainfartexplosion.blogspot.com

Janet Ann Collins said...

You're welcome, Jessica. I enjoyed reading your book.

Nancy Stewart said...

This sounds terrific. Congratulations! What a great idea.

Connie Arnold said...

Jessica's writing and Eugene's illustrations make a great combination! Thanks for the review, Jan.

Janet Ann Collins said...

Thanks for the nice comments, Nancy and Connie.

BarbaraB said...

Janet Ann,
This book is indeed a great way to introduce kids to folkloric names that they will encounter later.

Janet Ann Collins said...

Thanks, Barbara.

Susan Hornbach said...

This was a very nice review Janet, and Jess, your story sounds as though many children will relate to it. Wishig you great luck with "Marta's Gargantuan Wings".

Janet Ann Collins said...

Thank you, Susan.

J. Aday Kennedy's A Writing Playground said...

Thanks everyone for your comments. I haven't included anything oin my teacher's guide about the mythological elements. I'll have to make some worksheets that rreflect it.
Blessings,
J. Aday Kennedy
The Differently-Abled Writer & Speaker
Children's Author of Klutzy Kantor & Marta's Gargantuan Wings
www.jadaykennedy.com
http://brainfartexplosion.blogspot.com

Janet Ann Collins said...

Your book was fun to review, Jessica.