AmeriTales(TM) Entertainment Featuring Lincoln, Earhart, Edison, Robinson, Sitting Bull and Other Real-Life American Heroes in Its Groundbreaking Line of Illustrated Children's Books That Uniquely Merge Fact With Fiction
Innovative Company Revolutionizing Children's Literature by Marrying Factual American History With Fictional Action Adventure-Based Entertainment; Company Honoring Presidents' Day by Offering Consumers 20% Off First Children's Book in Series, "Abraham Lincoln and the Forest of Little Pigeon Creek," Throughout February 2008
SAN DIEGO, CA--(Marketwire - January 23, 2008) - AmeriTales™ Entertainment, a
first-of-its-kind character-based entertainment company that produces
action-adventure content around real-life historical figures, today
announced the succession of real-life American heroes to be featured in its
illustrated children's books to be released throughout 2008: Amelia
Earhart, Thomas Edison, Jackie Robinson and Sitting Bull. This on the
heels of AmeriTales Entertainment's recent launch of the first in the
series, "Abraham Lincoln and the Forest of Little Pigeon Creek" (Hardcover,
$19.95 U.S., ISBN 9780979873904), which follows young Abraham Lincoln's
exploits in the Indiana wilderness.
"Our goal is to make real-life heroes part of children's popular culture
just like fictional super heroes such as Spiderman, Power Rangers and The
Incredibles," said Theresa Carter, president of AmeriTales Entertainment.
"American students have demonstrated a mediocre command of history during a
time when knowledge of the past would help us better understand the
present day society we live in. We hope to plant the seeds for a life-long
interest in history with our embellished, fictional approach to
storytelling that is designed to entertain children while making American
history fun, accessible and relevant to young readers. The result is a
more meaningful entertainment product that amuses and engages kids while
familiarizing them with well-known American icons they may not have been
introduced to outside of the classroom."
Elizabeth Bauer, a mother of two young children who holds a Master's Degree
in Educational Counseling, advocates this approach, having noted, "Most of
the playing and learning experiences children have are centered on
fictional-based characters, but much of what's currently on the market
offers little or no redeeming value. Indeed, one of America's most
pressing social problems is the lack of good role models for children.
AmeriTales Entertainment's distinctive approach to children's storytelling
-- fictional action-adventure tales centered around real-life historical
figures -- provides parents with an alternative entertainment option that
actually benefits kids."
The first title release in the series, "Abraham Lincoln and the Forest of
Little Pigeon Creek," follows young Abraham Lincoln on a series of
adventures set in the unbroken forest of Indiana. Kids ages 4-9 will be
inspired by the way young Lincoln uses books to help solve problems, and
will benefit from the book's underlying messages of animal kinship and
overcoming fear. "Abraham Lincoln and the Forest of Little Pigeon Creek"
gives kids a rare glimpse into Lincoln's personality as a child,
underscoring qualities that helped him rise to become the President of the
United States of America. Bold illustrations, colorful language and an
action packed setting make this book a true page turner kids -- and their
parents -- are sure to love.
In honor of Presidents' Day, throughout February 2008 consumers will save
20% when purchasing "Abraham Lincoln and the Forest of Little Pigeon Creek"
online from www.AmeriTales.com, which will be offering the book for a
reduced price of $15.95 during this period. The book is also available for
online purchase through www.Borders.com and www.Amazon.com.
About AmeriTales™ Entertainment
Founded in 2005 and headquartered in San Diego, California, AmeriTales™
Entertainment is a pioneering family entertainment publishing and licensing
company that produces fictional action-adventure content based on real-life
heroes who shaped and influenced the American landscape. The first
entertainment company of its kind in the world, AmeriTales Entertainment
uniquely combines traditional fictional action-adventure storytelling
techniques with real-life characters who exemplify American values,
resulting in youth content that both amuses and educates. The company can
be reached through its Web site at www.AmeriTales.com or via email at
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