FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Storyteller Beatrice Bowles & Composer Sara MacLean
Win Prestigious NAPPA 2008 Honors Award for Spark Catchers!
A New Storytelling CD with Original Music & Storybook
San Francisco, CA – Spark Catchers!, a new storytelling CD from Harmony Hill Productions was named an Honors Award winner in the 2008 National Parenting Publications Awards (NAPPA) Children’s Products competition. Full results were announced Nov. 1, 2008, in more than 40 regional parenting magazines across the country and online at Parenthood.com. This distinguished award honors Spark Catchers! as a top music and spoken-word recording for children today.
Spark Catchers! features spunky young protagonists who outsmart the worst villains and baddest bullies imaginable. Beatrice’s company, Harmony Hill, produces CDs, storybooks & live shows for children and families, which present universal themes that connect & celebrate diverse traditions’ wit and wisdom.
Contact www.harmonyhill.com to order CDs & Spark Catchers storybooks and to schedule live shows.
NAPPA judges wrote of Spark Catchers!: “Lively, original piano music enhances five well-crafted, traditional stories from England, Russia and Greece. Subsequent tracks repeat the music without the spoken word so kids can re-tell the stories – or tell ones of their own.”
A NY reviewer and father of four wrote: “Our kids loved seeing if they could tell the stories along with the music.”
Causes Beatrice Bowles Supports
Plowshares, Children of Shelters, The Garden Conservancy, San Francisco Botanical Garden, Earthjustice