Amazingly Untalented Mango
In 2016, our 2nd Annual Super Summer Book Contest had a comic book format. Eleven year old Cami Frahm was our winner! Her story was chosen among all of our entries by a panel of judges using very specific criteria. Her darling story about a monkey named Mango is beautifully illustrated and well organized. Mango is relatable and we all just fell in love with the tale of poor Mango who was feeling discouraged. You see, her younger brother Caleb is better at everything they like to do together: board games, basketball, and even riding a unicycle. Mango feels her brother is showing off and that she has no talent whatsoever. It takes some introspection and a little nudge from Mom for Mango to discover how many talents she really has and that she shouldn't be angry with her brother for having talents she covets. You can tell how much time the young author took in every single frame on each page of her book. Her characters are so expressive and even the backgrounds are well done. Bravo to Cami and all of our young authors! 14pp, sc, 6.5x10", glossy paper ~ Sara
Here they are... the winners of the last seven Super Summer Book Contests! Ego is a charming picture book about friendship and was our very first winner in 2015. In 2016, young authors created graphic novels and The Amazingly Untalented Mango was our overall winner. The beautifully-illustrated book Clara's Prayer won in 2017, where historical fiction was the theme. The 2018's mystery story contest winner is Harriet Mayden and the Thorburn Detective Agency. The winner for 2019, is a sweet fable called Clara Bunny. In 2020, the winner of our adventure story was Clover and the Key to the Dragon's Tower. The newest winner of our 2021 contest is called From Dog to Dog, a heartfelt family story. You will enjoy these original and creative stories from our very talented young authors!