New Book, Mrs. Mourning Dove, by Author Chris Vadeboncour Delights Children with Tale of Winter Miracle

Top Quote Chris Vadeboncour's new book, Mrs. Mourning Dove, will thrill children with its story of hope, happiness and birth in the middle of winter. End Quote
  • (1888PressRelease) February 11, 2016 - Bridgewater, Mass. - Anyone who lives in a cold climate knows that the miracle of spring always seems to take too long to arrive. Chris Vadeboncour's new book, Mrs. Mourning Dove, celebrates a winter miracle in which a child discovers that there is a new bird family living right outside their window even though it is the middle of winter. The children and the entire community come together to help the little birds survive the cold while Annie and Mrs. Dove, both mothers, build close relationship.

    "Mrs. Mourning Dove was a delight to write," said Vadeboncour. "Growing up on the East Coast, I understand that the winters can be long and hard and can make people think negatively. I wanted children to have a positive, hopeful story that will help them to know that miracles can happen."

    Filled with beautiful illustrations that bring the story of Mrs. Mourning Dove to life, this book is sure to be a favorite for preschool- and elementary-aged children for years to come. Based on the author's own real-life experience, the book will teach children about how the seasons operate and that the community can come together to help animals that are in need.

    An amazing choice for library story times and children's groups or as a gift or a book to add to a library collection, Mrs. Mourning Dove is available from SDP Publishing, Amazon and Barnes and Noble. More information about the author can be found at

    About the Author
    A Massachusetts native, Chris Vadeboncour is the proud mother of four daughters, eleven grandchildren and one great-grandson. She has been writing memoir stories for her grandchildren for more than twenty years. This story was inspired by an experience in her Cape Cod home that made such a memorable impression she had to write about it; she hopes her story will inspire others.

    Endorsements for Mrs. Mourning Dove
    "Mrs. Mourning Dove is the combination of a warm, loving and nurturing story with first-rate illustrations that result in a book with heart. Small children will be delighted by Annie and Peter's experience with Mr. and Mrs. Dove and their offspring. Parents and grandparents will be happy to read a tale of love for God's creatures of the wild." - Edward Hudson, retired journalist for The New York Times

    "Mrs. Mourning Dove is a sweet, gentle story of friendship between a grandmother and a mother mourning dove with fantastic bits of life wisdom woven throughout!" - Pat Arone, first-grade teacher, Ezra H. Baker Innovation School

    "Mrs. Mourning Dove reminds us all that no one is ever truly alone. Mrs. Dove and the family she brings forth stand as a reminder to Annie that life goes on, that she is surrounded by a supportive community, and that love conquers all." - Marie Coady, librarian, Holmes Public Library

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