Archive - September 8, 2012

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Winner of the 2011 Children's Book Award — Tom Weck (Ethiopia 1965-67)

Winner of the 2011 Children's Book Award — Tom Weck (Ethiopia 1965-67)

Tom Weck (Ethiopia 1965–67) is the founder of Lima Bear Press. With his son Peter, and illustrator Len DiSalvo, they have created a series of children’s books for 4–8 year-olds called The Lima Bear Stories, three of which,  The Megasaurus, How Back-Back Got His Name, and The Cave Monster were published in 2011 and we are recognizing with this award. These books grew out of bedtime stories about a clan of bears the size of lima beans that Tom told his four children. Four of the planned 10-book series have been published. 2 more are due in 2013.   Each book has an important message (e.g. tolerance, forgiveness). After graduating from Harvard Business School, Tom went with Louis Berger & Associates, a consulting firm, and ran the business as president for the last 12 years. “It was my son Peter who prompted me to start Lima Bear Press, LLC.,” Tom says today. “He felt my stories . . .

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