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$20 Amazon/PP-1-WW-(Children's)-The Valley Forge Dog- Ruth Zavitsanos-Ends 2/22

Sunday, February 12, 2017


This book is geared for elementary age children--but I have to admit I enjoyed it thoroughly!! Anyone who loves dogs or historical fiction will!! Obviously it took me no time at all to read--but it is a chapter book with some really nice illustrations.

This book revolves around that last winter at Valley Forge as seen through the eyes and imagination of a current day boy who just got back from a school trip to Valley Forge. It explores the hardships that were endured. It also describes the absolute love of a boy and his dog as they fight for survival.

At the end of the book there are true facts which makes this the perfect book for schools, homeschools, libraries and anyone who wants to get their children interested in the history of the United States.

The author has decided to have a giveaway, to end on February 22nd at midnight. In case you don't know (and I had to look it up) that is George Washington's birthday!! One lucky winner age 18 or over who lives somewhere in this world will get either a $20 Amazon Gift Card or a $20 PayPal (their choice)


About the Book: (from Amazon)

While wintering at Valley Forge, the Continental Army, under the leadership of General George Washington, is greatly weakened by the bitter cold, lack of supplies, disease, treachery and starvation. Young Will, who plays the fife, and his faithful Coonhound companion Clay, struggle alongside those managing to survive in ragged clothing and miserable conditions. Only by leaning on each other are they able to endure the harsh days and shivering nights that test all of their strength and determination vital in their quest for liberty.

Read a chapter or two here

Purchase the book here


About the Author: (from Amazon)


Ruth G. Zavitsanos began writing at the age of 12. Growing up outside of New York City, she attended many Broadway plays and musicals that served to stimulate her imagination. She attained her Journalism degree at Marshall University and is a proud member of AXO sorority. After graduation, she maintained her desire to write by editing and writing for corporate bulletins, preschool/elementary school newsletters, and the local newspaper. She has been published in Writer’s Digest magazine and had an in-depth article in a regional magazine. Ruth is a member of PennWriters, Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators, Valley Forge Romance Writers Group and Romance Writers of America. All four of Ruth's children's chapter books, THE VILLA DOG (Italy setting), THE OLD FORTRESS DOG (Greece setting) , THE KONA DOG (Hawaii setting) and THE VALLEY FORGE DOG (Winter Encampment 1778, historical fiction) have been embraced by students, parents, dog lovers, travel enthusiasts and the educational community. Ruth enjoys Pilates, Zumba, cooking, reading, music, photography, walks with her dogs, and travel. She and her family have vacationed in Germany, Switzerland, England, Greece, Italy and much of the United States including Hawaii. Ruth considers herself fortunate to have relatives living in Corfu, Greece, a place she and her family think of as their home away from home having visited frequently over the years. Ruth, her husband, their two daughters, and a couple of very indulged dogs, currently reside outside of Philadelphia, PA. Ruth can be contacted at RuthZavitsanos@yahoo.com. Feel free to visit her website at www.ruthzonline.com. Visit the Facebook THE VILLA DOG fan page.

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32 comments :

Lulu said...

The Villa Dog seems to be the book my son would enjoy. He loves dogs and books about them)

BethElderton said...

Mine would love 'The Valley Forge Dog' and 'The Villa Dog.' We are dog lovers and love stories that reveal new places/
Mary Beth Elderton

Emily Endrizzi said...

My son and I are going to Valley Forge next Saturday for the annual Boy Scout pilgrimage. We went last year as well. It was super cold, but I guess he enjoyed it enough and wants to go back this year. I think The Valley Forge Dog would be of most interest to my son and I since it is about a place we have been together. The Villa Dog also sounds intriguing.

Carol L. said...

My one grandson would love to read Valley For
He, The Villa Dog and The Old Fortress Dog. He's into chapter books now. Thanks for the giveaway chance.
Carol L
Lucky4850 (at) aol (dot) com

Ivonne Tarantino said...

Sounds like a fun and easy read regardless if it is geared for elementary aged children they can be entertaining and interesting for adults! I once picked up an elementary version of Moby Dick at the Dollar Store for a short flight to keep me occupied and I enjoyed it thoroughly as it short and sweet and finished right before the wheels touched down at my destination.

Gladys Parker said...

This one, Valley Forge absolutely. I found my interest in history very late, I don't want that for my grandchhildren. I wouldn't mind the you read a page, I'll read a page at all. My second choice would be The Villa Dog (Italian setting.)

FotoJennic said...

I'd love for them to read all four of them. Of course, I want to read them all myself. I'm particularly interested in the Kona dog.

Sara said...

I would like for kids to read all 4 of these books, they all sound great.

LeahSay's Views - Bonnie said...

This sounds like the perfect read for our guy during homeschool free time. A bit of history and fun all rolled into one.

Jacqui Odell said...

Great giveaway!! I think my son would love to read this books.

Pops Radish said...

I think my son would love Valley Forge

Cheryl Chervitz said...

My grandson would like to read THE KONA DOG. Anything with animals in it.

shirley said...

The, THE OLD FORTRESS DOG would be at the top of our list.

Richard Brandt said...

The Villa Dog. We'd be too worried about the chances of the Va!ley Forge Dog ending up on a platter by Christmas.

Susan M. said...

The Valley Forge Dog book.

jean602 said...

All four of these books would be gteat reads for my grandson.

jean602 said...

Nancy Burgess

Judy Thomas said...

I would love my kids to read her books ,they seem like classics and awesome reads.

Lisa Williams said...

My kids would love all of her books but I think the favorite would be Old Fortress Dog.

decsn said...

The Valley Forge Dog is a must read

Melissa Cushing said...

My daughter loves all animals.... and I know she would love this book collection! I think she would most love THE VALLEY FORGE DOG (Winter Encampment 1778, historical fiction) as she is an animal lover and a history buff. Great story lines.... and I would love to read as well!

Elizabeth said...

The Old Fortress Dog and The Kona Dog both look like great books!

Michelle Li said...

The Old Fortress Dog would be my choice.

Natalie said...

My niece would love to read The Kona Dog

Chrissy said...

We love to read in this family and would probably read all four of these but I think I'd probably like The Old Fortress Dog the most!

Veronica Lee said...

The Kona Dog sounds perfect for my goddaughter.

Deborah Charte said...

The Valley Forge Dog would be great Thank You!

bn100 said...

Valley Forge Dog book

Misty said...

The Villa Dog looks great. The dog looks like my daughters dog.

LeAnn Harbert said...

My granddaughters would like The Villa Dog.

Vickie's Kitchen and Garden said...

I'm really interested in reading to my grandson the Valley Forge one. Sounds so good.

Dan Denman said...

The Kona Dog would be good, as we have been to Maui.

 
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