Perfect Purple Present, The

THE PERFECT PURPLE PRESENT
Written by Paula Blais Gorgas
Illustrated by Chet Taylor
Children’s Picture Book [©2007]
(20 pages color) rated G for ages 2-7
Released in 2007 from Kittycat Books

It is almost Christmas and Jeanne Marie is stuck at home with the chicken pox. Just when it seems there is no way to get presents for her family, her grandmother helps find the perfect purple solution.

Also read: LITTLE LOST LEPRECHAUN


COLOR HARDBACK [EAN 978-0-9794660-4-5 | ISBN 0-9794660-4-0] 8.5×11 library casebound (24 pages color) | Average Retail Price: $19.99 || Retail listings include: Hardback at Lulu |

COLOR PAPERBACK [EAN 978-0-9797574-4-0 | ISBN 0-9797574-4-4] 8×10 trim (24 pages color) | Average Retail Price: $11.99 or less || Retail listings include: Paperback at Amazon | Paperback at Barnes & Noble |

B/W COLORING BOOK [EAN 978-1-941278-47-5 | ISBN 1-941278-47-7] 8×10 trim (40 pages black/white) | Average Price: $6.99 or less || Retail listings include: Coloring Book at Amazon | Coloring Book at Amazon UK | Coloring Book at Barnes & Noble |

COLOR EBOOK [EAN 978-1-936381-91-3 | ISBN1-936381-91-5] Available in EPUB and Kindle (color) | Average Retail Price: $4.99 || Retail listings include: Kindle at Amazon | Kindle at Amazon UK | EPUB at Apple iBooks | EPUB at Barnes & Noble | EPUB at Kobo Books | EPUB at Smashwords || Find EPUBs at Apple iBooks, Barnes & Noble, Blio, Open Library, Overdrive, Scribd, Smashwords, and more.


REVIEWS:

“Little Jeanne-Marie’s Christmas plans are now topsy-turvy thanks to the chicken pox and, sadly, she is unable to shop for holiday gifts for her family. Her Grand-maman saves the day by teaching Jeanne-Marie that often the most perfect gifts are those that come from the heart. Author Paula Blais Gorgas has given us a delightful, inter-generational story about the true meaning of the spirit of giving. Young readers will love this story and read it again and again.” ~ L. Langley [FIVE STARS]

“Young readers will be drawn into Gorgas’ second holiday picture book by the promise of the perfect present, purple at that. They will stay engaged from the first sentence, which reveals the young heroine’s dilemma: Jeanne-Marie is quarantined with chicken pox the week before Christmas and cannot leave home to buy gifts for her family. While members of her family try to console her with predictable suggestions, it’s Jeanne-Marie’s empathetic Grand Maman who helps her tie loose ends together just in time to present her family a unique contribution to their Christmas celebration. Taylor’s lively and colorful characters reflect the story accurately… This story, drawn from Gorgas’ childhood experience, belongs high on the stack of Christmas read-aloud books.” ~ Carole Gill, Children’s and Young Adult Librarian [FOUR STARS]


PAULA BLAIS GORGAS lives in Oklahoma with her husband Chet, a retired Navy Commander turned pro-golfer. Together they have four grown sons and a dozen grandchildren. Paula has worked as an NSA intelligence analyst and as a children’s librarian. Children’s picture books include: Little Lost Leprechaun and The Perfect Purple Present. Juvenile fiction novels (for ages 8-12) include: Earth Magic and Secret of the Crystal Dragon. Young adult novels (for ages 13-18+) include: Cout of Honor. Adult works include the paranormal romance novel Dreamtime and the fantasy anthology Other Worlds. || Visit author website | Find author on Facebook |

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