is a staple in our Parent to Parent program. Used for Tell Me a Story events, Night Catch provides military-connected children a unique opportunity to maintain close, personal bonds with moms and dads during deployments or long separations. We enthusiastically recommend it!" --Military Child Education Coalition
"Keeping military families connected during deployment is the core of our work. Brenda's exceptional imagery allows military families to realize mindfulness--keeping the parent in the mind of the child and the child in the mind of the parent. Night Catch is the best of the best!" --Sally Ann Zoll, Ed.D, CEO, United Through Reading
"Night Catch is my favorite book to read with my two girls when daddy is away. We are BIG FANS!" --Tara E Crooks, Cofounder, Army Wife Network
About the Author
As a teacher, Brenda Ehrmantraut spent years filling notebooks and journals with stories and ideas.
Night Catch was inspired when her brother deployed to Iraq and Brenda wanted to create a story that would connect and comfort his family during their year apart.
About Night Catch, she says, "I love hearing how parents and grandparents get choked up reading it; it makes me feel like I've made a human connection and a tiny little difference." Brenda feels honored to play a small part in supporting the sacrifices military families make through the distribution of her book. Brenda was a reading and language arts teacher in Ohio and Washington before having children of her own. She and her husband, a minister, live in Beresford, South Dakota, where she continues to work in education.