Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Internet Book Fair BlogFest!

In celebration of M.A. Leslie's Internet Book Fair BlogFest http://maleslie1.blogspot.com/2011/10/internet-book-fair-blogfest.html I'm honored to share book review excerpts of my children's historical fiction story book The Golden Pathway.

"The Golden Pathway is a heart-gripping children’s story written by Donna M. McDine with illustrations by K.C. Snider. It is easy to comprehend and the plot flows smoothly. The illustrations are beautifully depicted and complement the wording immensely. I found this story to be powerful, inspiring and something that will provide children with a valuable lesson about slavery and freedom as part of American History." Rita V, Readers Favorite

“This story by author Donna M. McDine, with full-page, full-color illustrations by K. C. Snider, is an attention-grabbing way to introduce students to the fact that slavery once existed in this country and also illustrate how the “Underground Railroad” helped slaves to escape north so that they might gain their freedom. It is a great book.” –Wayne S. Walker, Home School Book Review

“Author Donna McDine pulls you in from the first sentence, and doesn’t let you go. Her writing is filled with sensory detail that puts you into the story and the era. She has created living, breathing characters, so much so, that I strongly felt their lives before and after the tale.” –A.R. Silverberry, author of Wyndano’s Cloak
“Once children have read about David and the part he played in the Underground Railroad, they’ll be eager to find other stories to enhance what they’ve learned in The Golden Pathway.” –Beverly Stowe McClure, author of Rebel in Blue Jeans, Just Breeze, and Caves, Cannons, and Crinolines

“The Golden Pathway will teach children how people can come together and overcome seemingly impossible odds and learn a bit about American history and how to deal with a situation of bullying and abuse.” –Lauren S. Smith, She Writes http://www.shewrites.com/

“Award winning children’s author, Donna McDine, has produced a powerful story of good and evil, a must read for every child. She defines, in a beautifully written and poignant way, one man’s inhumanity to man and the redeeming qualities of his son.” -Nancy Stewart, children’s author and university professor of education, specializing in Children’s and Young Adult Literature

“A tale sure to inspire anyone who doubts their own courage.” –Lori Calabrese, award-winning author of The Bug That Plagued the Entire Third Grade
“The Golden Pathway is a story about courage and friendship.” –Renee Hand, author of The Crypto-Capers series and the award-winning, The Adventures of Joe-Joe Nut and Biscuit Bill: Case #1: The Great Pie Catastrophe
“In Donna McDine's debut book witness a poignant depiction of the best and worst of humanity. The portrayal of the brutality dealt a slave and a white boy's sense of right and wrong are expertly exposed. K.C. Snider is a fine artist and each illustration is a masterpiece. The historical fiction picture book's succinct and imaginative story coupled with the illustrations are a buffet for readers of all ages. I highly recommend this book.” –J. Aday Kennedy, award-winning multi-published author of inspirational/Christian pieces and of children’s literature

“The best thing about this book is that it raised other questions… Any book that can cause a child to crave more knowledge on a subject is a good one.” –Lynn’s Reading Corner
“I thought this was a very well written story for children to understand.” –Chrissy’s World of Books

The Golden Pathway purchasing information:

Guardian Angel Publishing www.guardianangelpublishing.com/pathway.htm or for autographed copies visit award-winning children’s author Donna McDine http://www.donnamcdine.com/. As an added bonus, orders placed through Guardian Angel Publishing or the author will include The Golden Pathway teacher’s guide eBook.

There are many wonderfully talented authors participating in the Internet Book Fair BlogFest, be sure to visit http://maleslie1.blogspot.com/2011/10/internet-book-fair-blogfest.html for all the links to other profiled books.

Thank you!

Best wishes,
Donna M. McDine
Award-winning Children's Author
The Golden Pathway ~ August 2010 ~ Guardian Angel Publishing, Inc.


  1. What an adventure and a lesson in history in this intriguing book. Best wishes...

    J Q Rose

  2. JQ...thank you for visiting and for your lovely comment.

    All the best,

  3. Sounds like a good book for kids. Illustrations looks amazing too.

  4. Patricia:

    Thank you for visiting and for your lovely comment. K.C. did a wonderful job with the illustrations. I couldn't be happier!

    Best regards,

  5. Nice to meet you, Donna. Also, from the awards, I gather your book is good reading material for kids.

  6. Hi Donna,

    I nominated you for the Liebester Award, go here to read the post: http://mysisterismybestfriend.blogspot.com

    Nicole Weaver


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