Summer of Courage by Karen Pavlicin Releases in Ebook May 11, 2016


(St. Paul, MN)—Award-winning independent publisher Elva Resa Publishing is pleased to announce the May 11, 2016 ebook release of Summer of Courage, an award-winning middle grade novel by Karen Pavlicin.

Published in hardcover as Perch, Mrs. Sackets, and Crow’s Nest in 2007 and in paperback as Summer of Courage in 2014, the story has received many awards, including: Moonbeam Children’s Book Awards Gold Medal for Best Preteen Fiction, Benjamin Franklin Awards Silver Finalist, Children’s Crown Award List for Grades 4-5 Wholesome Books, National Parenting Publications Awards (NAPPA) Honors Book, Foreword Reviews’ Book of the Year Awards Finalist, Independent Publisher Book Awards (IPPY) Silver, Mom’s Choice Awards Silver Ages 9-12, and Midwest Book Awards Finalist.

In Summer of Courage, ten-year-old Andy is doing his best to cope with recent changes in his life. He misses his dad, who died of cancer, and his best friend, Anthony, who moved away. The city boy is not too sure about his mom’s idea to spend the summer at Grandma’s house in rural upstate New York. But as his summer fills with family, fishing, friendship, and cow dung, Andy discovers what happens when you mix rotten apples with a little bit of faith.

Loved by children and adults alike, the story is “upbeat, positive … wise, hopeful … with a subtle simplicity sure to touch hearts” (School Library Journal), “an enjoyable adventure of discovery” (Midwest Book Review), and “compelling … and woven with rich memories” (Stories for Children Magazine).

The ebook includes a recipe for crow’s nest, rules for gin rummy, and a discussion guide. Throughout the month of May, the ebook is available at special promotional pricing from etailers such as, Barnes and Noble, and

Author Karen Pavlicin grew up in upstate New York, where Summer of Courage takes place, and now lives in Minnesota with her family. They have an apple tree in their backyard and a cow dung clock in their kitchen.

Karen will sign copies of the paperback book at BookExpo America on Friday, May 13, 2016 12:30-1 PM at the IBPA Booth 2229, McCormick Place, Chicago.


ELVA RESA PUBLISHING LLC is an independent publisher based in St. Paul, Minnesota, whose mission is to make a positive difference in people’s lives. Summer of Courage is published under its children’s imprint, Alma Little.

EBOOK RELEASE May 11, 2016

Title: Summer of Courage
Author: Karen Pavlicin
Publisher: Alma Little, an imprint of Elva Resa Publishing
Publication Date: Ebook May 11, 2016 (Paperback, April 1, 2014)
978-1-934617-24-3 Paperback
978-1-934617-22-9 ePub
978-1-934617-23-6 Kindle
Format: ePub, Kindle; 5.5”x7″ paperback, 160 pages
Retail Price: $7.99 Ebook, $12.95 Paperback

***Throughout May 2016, the ebook will be available for $1.99-$3.99 promotional pricing via and other major online booksellers.***

Elva Resa Publishing