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About C. Behrens
LEXILE READING MEASUREMENT of 780L
SILVER MEDAL Moonbeam Children's Book Awards 2015
indieBRAG Medallion Award 2015
CHARLOTTE’S WEB. THE INCREDIBLE JOURNEY. THE WIND IN THE WILLOWS. THE LION KING. MADAGASCAR.
Great children’s stories all. Now add to that illustrious list SAVANNA’S TREASURE, the debut children’s book by Chris Behrens that is garnering superlative reviews and has received a major award.
Behrens' dramatic and inspiring story of the unlikely friendship between a baby elephant and an African field mouse is honored with the prestigious Silver Medal in the 2015 Moonbeam's Children's Book Award for the category of: Juvenile Fiction - Early Reader/ 1st Chapter Book! The Moonbeam Children's Book Awards are intended to bring increased recognition to exemplary children's books and their creators, and to celebrate children's books and life-long reading. In addition to the Moonbeam award, SAVANNA'S TREASURE received the 2015 Indie B.R.A.G. Medallion Award. (This is a story that can be enjoyed by young and old alike) It is a heartwarming and emotional story that is also action-packed and will have you on the edge of your seat!
Kirkus Reviews calls it the story of "an inspiring animal alliance ... and a good fit for early readers." Behrens adds that SAVANNA's TREASURE is appropriate for older readers as well
Diane Donovan of the Midwest Book Review says SAVANNA'S TREASURE contains "lessons on friendship, perseverance, endurance, and handling adversity ...surprises abound as the animals face down everything from poachers to pirates ... Behrens does a fine job of creating personable creatures that are engaging and fun."
"I would like my readers to come away feeling inspired and to also have a personal connection with the story, to somehow relate some portion of the story to their lives," says Behrens. "The biggest messages I am trying to convey are: never give up on anything in life; be open to all types of people and don't judge them; and have a greater appreciation for wildlife all over the world."
Available at barnesandnoble.com, and booksellers nationwide.
Also Available on shelves at select Barnes and Noble Stores in N.Y. & N.J. ______________________________________________________________________________
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Article about Savanna's Treasure in the Community Life Newspaper (7/17/2014):
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