“I am excited and proud to share this good news with all my family and friends. I received it while in Africa and hope to have the press release go out next week. I am honored that HOPE IS HERE! has received this recognition. Yahoo!”

For Immediate Release
Children’s Literary Classics


Children’s Literary Classics is pleased to announce that the children’s picture book, Hope is Here!, written by Cristina Kessler and illustrated by Marcos Castillo, has been selected to receive the Children’s Literary Classics Seal of Approval. The CLC Seal of Approval is a designation reserved for those books which uphold the rigorous criteria set forth by the Children’s Literary Classics review committee, a team comprised of individuals with backgrounds in publishing, editing, writing, illustration and graphic design.

Hope is Here! is the fascinating story of a small migratory bird called Hope. Hope is a Whimbrel, a bird about the size of a duck, which was implanted with a solar antenna for the purpose of scientific research. It is the research team’s intent to learn the migratory patterns of these birds to help protect the eco-system upon which they depend. The story, as told by a teacher to her students, recounts the incredible journey made by Hope each year from Canada all the way to her breeding grounds in the Caribbean. Over a four year period, Hope provided valuable data which will help ensure that more of her kind will continue to thrive in the many places they call home.

The book includes photographs and colorful illustrations along with a glossary and even suggestions on how to help protect Hope’s delicate eco-system.

Hope is Here! is well written and provides a great deal of information to keep young readers engaged. This book is recommended for classroom reading, and for home and school libraries.

Children’s Literary Classics, an organization dedicated to furthering excellence in children’s literature, takes great pride in its role to help promote classic children’s literature which appeals to youth, while educating and encouraging positive values in the impressionable young minds of future generations.

To learn more about Children’s Literary Classics, you may visit their website at www.clcawards.org or www.childrensliteraryclassics.com