Congratulations to Summertime and Springtime author, Ruth Van Reken, on her honorary degree — a Doctor of Letters — from Wheaton College for her lifelong and visionary advocacy for third culture kids.
Ruth seeks to help cross-cultural sojourners navigate their own paradoxical stories of pilgrimage, including the challenges of multiple cycles of separation and loss, while at the same time welcoming with joy the many gifts also received. With David C. Pollock and Michael V. Pollock, Ruth coauthored Third Culture Kids: Growing Up Among Worlds, widely considered the “TCK bible.”
Ruth Van Reken is the author of Letters Never Sent, and co-author of Third Culture Kids and Life in Motion.
Congratulations to Barbara-Anne Puren. Her delightful poetry book for children, A Family Just Like Mine, has received an honorary mention in the 2018 Purple Dragonfly Book Awards in the Family Matters category.
About the Book
Italy, a Romantic Journey is Award Winning Finalist in the Travel: Guides & Essays category of the 2018 International Book Awards. Well done to author and photographer, Rochelle Cheever.
Italy has always been a destination for travelers. For centuries, Rome was the caput mundi, center of the known world. Even after the fall of the empire, all roads led to Rome, the seat of the Catholic Church, a place of pilgrimage. In the 17th century, Italy became the primary destination of the Grand Tour, a trip essential for educating young men of means to experience Italy’s antiquity, art and architecture. But they saw more than they were sent to find. They saw sunlight, passion, a hunger for life. Why Italy? Because it is breathtaking. They say on the seventh day God didn’t rest, he created Italy.
Let celebrated photographer, Rochelle Cheever, take you on a romantic journey of her top ten Italian destinations – Rome, Capri, Florence, Polignano a Mare, Venice, Lake Como, Positano, Orvieto, Ravello, Chianti – with her stunning imagery capturing the very essence that is Italy.
Springtime Books author, Judyth Gregory-Smith is devoted to a unique and inspirational project – Gifts of Sight – which involves collecting used glasses in Malaysia and the UK. Judyth then personally distributes them to isolated villages around Myanmar for people who have no hope of being able to buy them. Watch the video to find out more about this amazing programme and see the amazing author in action.
All proceeds from the private sales of Judyth’s wonderful children’s book, Bernard the Wombat of Ugly Gully, will be donated to the programme. To purchase your own copy, please contact Judyth direct at email@example.com.