Author Incorporates Family Custom in New Children’s Book

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A fanciful foray into the magical world of Sparkle Cove

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Many families share unique, endearing traditions and habits. These can take the form of bedtime routines, holiday traditions, or quirky phrases or nicknames. In her new book Gordon's Treasure!: A Sparkle Cove Adventure (published by AuthorHouse), Christina Doucette takes a special phrase shared in her family and realizes it in a full color, fully illustrated adventure tale for children.

Early in his language development, Doucette’s son would often say “I keep you,” which was his way of saying “I love you.” Building upon this cute idea, Doucette crafted an imaginative world populated with fun characters and magical whimsies. The main character is a young water dragon named Gordon, who takes the reader on a special treasure hunt to Sparkle Cove, an enchanted and wonderful place full of things for Gordon to “keep.”

During his adventure, Gordon meets a number of interesting characters, such as a goldfish named April, a frog named Daniel and a snake named Stanley. As these characters help Gordon find magical gems on his treasure hunt, they hear him say “I keep you,” but the reader doesn’t learn the phrase’s meaning until Gordon returns home after the treasure hunt and tells his mom, “I keep you,” as she tucks him in at night.

A charming and enjoyable tale, Gordon's Treasure! is Doucette’s first children’s book.

About the Author
Christina Doucette (Kudlik) was born and raised in Kitchener Waterloo, Ontario, Canada. She earned a degree in journalism from Humber College. Doucette has freelance experience with CBC Radio “Outfront” and “The Ottawa Citizen." She lives in Pickering, with her husband and child .

AuthorHouse, an Author Solutions, Inc. self-publishing imprint, is a leading provider of book publishing, marketing, and bookselling services for authors around the globe and offers the industry’s only suite of Hollywood book-to-film services. Committed to providing the highest level of customer service, AuthorHouse assigns each author personal publishing and marketing consultants who provide guidance throughout the process. Headquartered in Bloomington, Indiana, AuthorHouse will celebrate 15 years of service to authors in Sept. 2011.For more information or to publish a book visit or call 1-888-519-5121. For the latest, follow @authorhouse on Twitter.


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