Ten-Year-Old Writer/Illustrator is 2009 Readers Favorite Award Winning in Children’s Chapter Book

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“WELL DONE! This author is talented," comments the Readers Favorite Contests Judge about "Sewing a Friendship" written and illustrated by ten-year-old Natalie Tinti.

Children's Chapter Book, "Sewing a Friendship" (ISBNs: 978-0-9842625-0-2; 978-0-9842625-1-9; 978-0-9842625-2-6), wins a 2009 Readers Favorite Award. In a statement made for The Californian by the school principal Jennifer Carpenter, “Natalie’s book is not only beautifully written and illustrated, but gives the reader a glimpse of the heart of this young author."

Readers Favorite was created to help authors with honest reviews of their work and to assist them in obtaining more recognition and exposure through a respected Book Award Contest. In addition to the Award Contest, Readers Favorite also provides free reviews for authors and has been asked to review for such renowned authors as James Patterson, David Baldacci, Stephanie Meyer and is trusted by prominent publishers like Penguin, Random House, Hachette, and Thomas Nelson.

Readers Favorite has also been selected by Amazon to be an Amazon Vine Reviewer, and over the years has earned the respect and gratitude of countless authors, publishers and publicists. An awards ceremony will be held in November 2010 at the Vegas Valley Book Festival, Las Vegas, Nevada.

Award quotes from Readers Favorite Judges:

  • “The author has developed each character individually, devoting a page to each one."
  • “This book teaches lessons concerning friendship."
  • “WELL DONE! This author is talented. I am eager to see her talent mature. I believe she will go far.”
  • ”The illustrations alone make this book remarkable.”

About the Book:

“Sewing a Friendship” (ISBNs: 978-0-9842625-0-2; 978-0-9842625-1-9; 978-0-9842625-2-6) is for Ages 6 and up. Sewing a Friendship is filled with many examples of Natalie’s creativity. Her descriptions make the reader feel like they are right there riding along with the wind.

This book is about a valuable lesson in life – how a friendship is formed. It shows that if one really tries and the two sides give in a little, great things can happen and friendships can be made.

As school lets out for summer, the 7 year olds yearn to spend time together before planned activities pull them apart. They plan a "pink sleepover." As they prepare, though, they hear of a fashion show.
Natalie Tinti establishes tension and conflict like a pro. She brings the story to a satisfying conclusion. The girls manage to participate in the fashion show and establish a friendship with Kiki.

And each girl brings her own special talent into play. This is a book that empowers, excellent for a young reader and adults will find it amazing also!”

Natalie is promoting her school's theme "Kindness is Cool" by writing gratitude letters to fellow students in response to their acts of kindness. She has appeared on the Southern California Life Morning News. Sewing a Friendship, Fiction; Hard Cover $15.99 (ISBN: 978-0-9842625-0-2); Soft Cover $12.99 (ISBN: 978-1-4495193-6-0); Extended Cover $12.95 (ISBN: 978-0-9842625-1-9) is available at:
http://www.tintinatie.com, http://www.amazon.com, http://www.bn.com, http://www.alibris.com, and http://www.borders.com.

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