A Healthy Read
It isn't all play for Recipe for Success founder Gracie Cavnar while she spends much of the season in Woodstock, Vt., where she and husband Bob Cavnar have a summer home. After having received a load of awards at BookExpo America in New York for her children's book Eat It! Food Adventures with Marco Polo, she is now compiling recipes for her next book in the Marco Polo series as well as for a new picture book series for younger kids, the first one was I Hate Brussels Sprouts!
The honors included an International Book Award for Best Children's book in the Mind/Body/Spirit category; a Ben Franklin Award for Best First Children's Book; a Mom's Choice Award for Cooking and Food, Juvenile Level; an Indie Next Generation finalist for Best Parenting Book and an Indie Excellence Best Award for Cover Design of a Children's Fiction Book.
Cavnar emailed from Vermont, "I floated on air from award party to award party and even though I'm not a celebrity, got to visit with over a hundred folks who showed up for my signing. Heady stuff for a Texas girl!"
Food Adventures With Marco Polo has also received the Best Cookbook award at the San Francisco Book Festival and was noted with a Children's Book honorable mention at the New England Book Festival late last year.