A Tale of Hope

Media Sheet


70 Million Believers Will Welcome



Catholic Press Association Award

Moonbeam Children’s Book Award

Named to the "Best Books for Children" List

by the Association of Booksellers for Children


"...lyrical prose...striking illustrations..."  -Kirkus Reviews

"...illustrations add the perfect touch to this profound children’s story." 

-Children’s Bookwatch

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Just as folk tales about African American, Jewish, Native American, and other cultural and religious traditions fill a real and active need not only on booksellers' shelves, but also for schools, and for libraries ' circle times, TAKE IT TO THE QUEEN, A TALE OF HOPE supplies a tale rooted in Christian tradition to fill a sorely-neglected gap.

While this trade-quality fairy tale neither directly mentions The Blessed Virgin Mary, nor treats of Marian theology per se, it presents this Christian reality with the respect and reverence due to the subject of the Mother of God. For the members of the Catholic, Orthodox, Episcopalian, and other Christian churches, for whom Mary is a model of sanctity, the release of TAKE IT TO THE QUEEN, A TALE OF HOPE has been a genuine cause for celebration.

On the undersides of this book, whether in hard or soft covers, the reader will find theological insights into the author’s thinking about Mary and her role in salvific history. 

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Filling these Special Needs

A perfect gift-giving solution to celebrate the reception of any of the Sacraments, and for any  Christian theme, for both boys and girls. Appropriate for any public multi-cultural collection, for religious education programs, for many home schooling families, and for object lessons in stewardship and fellowship.

Author & Illustrators Bios

In 2000, the author was named "Distinguished Graduate " by the National Catholic Educational Association, and in 2001, the illustrator won Hungary 's equivalent to the Caldecott, "The Most Beautiful Children 's Book Prize " from the Society of Hungarian Publishers and Distributors.

Foreign Rights Sales


All of Latin America





Author: Josephine Nobisso

Illustrator: Katalin Szegedi

Publisher: Gingerbread House

Trim Size: w 8" × h 11½" w/ Dust Jacket (hardcover only)

Pages: 32, Full Color Illustrations

Ages: All (A "Cross-over" Picture Book for Both Children and Adults)

Hardcover ISBN: 0-940112-19-1

Hardcover ISBN-13: 978-0-940112-19-3

Hardcover Price: US $17.95 / CAN $26.95 

Paperback ISBN: 0-940112-21-3

Paperback ISBN-13: 978-0-940112-21-6

Paperback Price: US $9.95 / CAN $14.95


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