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A Monarch butterfly (Danaus plexippus) caterpi...

A Monarch butterfly (Danaus plexippus) caterpillar feeding on a leaf of the Swamp Milkweeden (Asclepias incarnata) (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Purple Dragonfly Book Awards contest recognizes excellence in children's literature.

Purple Dragonfly Book Awards contest recognizes excellence in children’s literature.

Judges of the 2013 Purple Dragonfly Book Awards contest, which recognizes excellence in children’s literature, have spoken, and AMAZING MATILDA: A Monarch’s Tale by Maine author/illustrator Bette A. Stevens, won Honorable Mention in the Picture Books – 6 & Older category.

“Winning any place in the Purple Dragonfly Contest is a huge honor because in order to maintain the integrity of the Dragonfly Book Awards, a minimum score of 72 out of 80 must be earned for a first-place award, 64 out of 80 for a second place and 56 out of 80 for an honorable mention – even if it is the sole entry in a category,” explains Linda F. Radke, president of Five Star Publications, Inc., the sponsor of the Purple Dragonfly Book Awards. “Competition is steep, too, because there is no publication date limit as long as the book is still in print.”

AMAZING MATILDA: A Monarch’s Tale is about a monarch caterpillar who only wants to fly. ‘How can a creature without wings every hope to fly?” Matilda’s friends wonder as they laugh at the tiny caterpillar. As Matilda progresses from egg to butterfly she learns that if she keeps trying, she can do anything that she really wants to do. AMAZING MATILDA’s storyline and illustrations follow the actual life cycle of the monarch butterfly and includes milkweed, an environmentally near-threatened plant. Milkweed is the only plant that monarch caterpillars will eat.

The book retails for $9.49 (paperback) and $3.99 (kindle/eReader) and can be purchased at Amazon.com http://www.amazon.com/Amazing-Matilda-A-Monarchs-Tale/dp/1470187663/ref=pd_sim_b_6 or your favorite online bookstore.

Visit the author at her website/blog  http://www.4writersandreaders.com .

For a complete list of winners including first and second places and honorable mentions, visit http://www.FiveStarBookAwards.com and click on “Winners.”

You can find out more about the author and her books…

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AMAZING MATILDA: A Monarch’s Tale by Bette A. Stevens, won Honorable Mention place in the 2013 Picture Books - 6 & Older category.

Comments on: "‘AMAZING MATILDA: A Monarch’s’ Tale Wins Purple Dragonfly Children’s Book Award" (16)

  1. Congratulations! So proud of you!

  2. Congratulations Bette, well deserved! :)

  3. Congratulatons Bette. well deserved. :)

  4. So well deserved! Kudos~

  5. Very, very well done, Bette. A most well-deserved award :)

  6. Reblogged this on Mungai and the Goa Constrictor and commented:
    I was delighted when I read this post. Amazing Matilda is a book I reviewed some time ago. It is a wonderful illustrated book for young children following the life cycle of a Monarch butterfly. A very well-deserved award.

  7. Well done, Bette and Matilda.

  8. Matilda sonds adorable!
    Congrats!

  9. a wonderful achievement, congratulations, and thank you so much for liking my poetry, your encouragement means a great deal to me. :-)

  10. I will be writing up a Media Release for this. Way to go. I have judged this contest before, so glad to hear that you entered and won.

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