Clark’s Christmas Tree Farm is excited to welcome a new children’s book written by two local authors.
Steve and Jean Goodwin, from southeastern, PA wrote Milton The Christmas Moose to help inspire the spirit of Christmas in all of us and to give those children out there who feel unwanted, different or left out a voice. The wonderful book features Milton, a moose who is different from the other moose and who often feels left out or picked on. Even though Milton faces all these difficulties, he is still very caring and accepting and kind. Santa is so impressed by Milton’s spirit of Christmas that he gives him a special Christmas wish and uses him as an example of how everyone should act. Milton the Moose is a holiday tale about compassion, determination and being yourself!
About the Authors:
Steve Goodwin has his Ph. D in Health Education from Penn State. He has been teaching health education at the University of Delaware for twenty-three years. His work has been published in professional journals and presented at state, regional, national and international conferences. He has been teaching a course called the Act of Happiness for eight years. One of the main aspects of the course is attaining happiness through the development of positive character traits.
Jean Goodwin has her B.S. in Elementary and Early Childhood Education from Penn State and an M.S. in Education from St. Francis University. She taught intermediate grades in Pennsylvania, Delaware and Maryland for twenty-one years. Since retiring from teaching, she has run a first and second grader after-school program for the YMCA.
Steve and Jean have three grown children and four grandchildren.
About the illustrator:
Ioanna Philippou is a mother and illustrator from Cyprus. She works from her illustration studio, in TOTO, in the island’s capital, Nicosia with her sister and print maker Simone. She graduated with distinction from the University of Delaware with a Bachelor’s Degree in Fine Arts and Visual Communication and has ten years of experience in the field. Some of her clients include: The Wall Street Journal, Lowry Park Zoo, Second Cup, UNAIDS, Costa Coffee, Politis, and Hope For Children. Ioanna is also active in her personal creative development by taking part in numerous solo and group exhibitions across Cyprus, Europe, and the U.S. Find our more about her work and practice at http://www.intotillustration.com.
We hope you’ll pick up your own copy of this book to
share with your family.