“The Legend of Ranger, The Reindeer Who Couldn’t Fly” cited as “among the best in family-friendly media, products and services”
McLean, Virginia: October 20, 2014
Opus One Studios, publisher of creative products supporting worthy causes, announced today that its new children’s holiday story, “The Legend of Ranger, The Reindeer Who Couldn’t Fly,” has received the prestigious Silver Award from Mom’s Choice Awards® (MCA), an international awards program that recognizes authors, inventors, companies, parents and others for their efforts in creating quality family-friendly media, products and services. Written by Alan Salisbury, a retired Army general and technology executive, and beautifully illustrated by Roberta Baird, The Legend of Ranger was released by Jabberwocky Books late last year and has already received rave reviews for its creativity and originality.
“We’re honored and excited to receive this prestigious award and the enhanced recognition it provides,” said author Alan Salisbury. “While Ranger was released too late to fully catch last year’s holiday season, we’re very hopeful that 2014 will be his year to fly into the hearts of America. This is especially important to us, both for the inspirational message Ranger brings to children everywhere, and because 100% of our profits go to benefit kids with cancer at Mass General Hospital,” he added.
The Legend of Ranger is available in softcover or ebook from amazon.com and barnesandnoble.com, and from select retailers. An audio book version is available on iTunes, and includes as a bonus Ranger’s song, “Dream & Believe.” A deluxe box set, including the book, the CD with audio book and song, and a plush Ranger toy, can also be purchased from the Opus One Studios web site, opusonestudios.com.
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About Opus One Studios: Opus One Studios is a philanthropic venture which donates 100% of its profits to selected “worthy causes.” All profits from the Ranger project are donated to Mass General Hospital in Boston, to benefit the Antonia J. Giallourakis Endowed fund for Children’s Art Therapy for Children with Cancer. A public school art teacher and herself a cancer patient, Antonia Giallourakis devoted her final years to helping children with cancer cope with, and survive, their bouts with cancer through her innovative art therapy program. More information is available at opusonestudios.com.
About Mom’s Choice Awards: Parents, educators, librarians and retailers look for the Mom’s Choice Awards Honoring Excellence seal of approval when selecting quality materials for children and families. An esteemed panel of judges includes education, media and other experts as well as parents, children, librarians, performing artists, producers, medical and business professionals, authors, scientists and others. A sampling of the panel members includes: Dr. Twila C. Liggett, ten-time Emmy-winner, professor and founder of PBS’s Reading Rainbow; Julie Aigner-Clark, Creator of Baby Einstein and The Safe Side Project; Jodee Blanco, New York Times best-selling author, Priscilla Dunstan, creator of the Dunstan Baby Language; Patricia Rossi, host of NBC’s Manners Minute; Dr. Letitia S. Wright, D.C., host of the Wright Place™ TV Show; and Catherine Witcher, M.Ed., special needs expert and founder of Precision Education, Inc. For more information on the awards program and the honorees, visit MomsChoiceAwards.com