By Steve Lessman, for The Children’s Book Review
Published: September 30, 2010
Inspiring children to live with character, while following the example of great Americans is Steve Lessman’s hope. His recently released children’s book, D-Day: American Character, does just that. This epic moment of American history is told by focusing on 12 outstanding character traits demonstrated by United States soldiers.
Steve Lessman teamed with illustrator Christopher Nick on this important and powerful children’s book. There has never been a better example of great character than the generation of Americans who served during World War II. This book accurately tells the story of D-Day and the character displayed by those involved. These brave American heroes displayed wisdom, perseverance, courage, and sacrifice. Their story, along with Christopher’s gifted and passionate art, honors the American soldiers of D-Day, while it encourages children to be the heroes of tomorrow.
D-Day: American Character is published by New Forums Press and is currently for sale on Amazon, as well as some retail stores.
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About Steve Lessman
Steve Lessman grew up in Bartlesville, Oklahoma and currently lives in Yukon, OK, where he is a family pastor. He and his lovely wife, Stacy, are the proud parents of Garrett, Grace, and Anna. Steve loves to laugh and tell stories, while encouraging families to live life to the full. He hopes to spur on the next generation of heroes, as we learn from heroes of the past. D-Day is Steve’s first published work, but he has endless stories, ideas, & dreams on his computer and in his mind.
About Christopher Nick
Christopher nick was born and raised in rural Oklahoma and received his formal art training at the Atelier LeSueuer in Minneapolis, Minnesota. He continued his training by apprenticing in the studio of the national illustrator Mike Wimmer (All the Places to Love, Babe Ruth, Will Rogers). Christopher’s client list continues to grow. He has worked successfully with numerous publishing houses such as: Simon-Schuster, Holt-Reinhart-Winston, Scholastic and American Greeting. Christopher’s current collectable plate market series of dog breeds has topped well over 100,000 plates sold and continues to rise. His images have been published on book covers, children’s books, figurines, textiles, puzzles, ceramics, calendars, greeting cards and magazines.
In 2001 Christopher was chosen among Oklahoma artists by First Lady Kathy Keating to paint the state’s Official Oklahoma Governor’s Christmas Card. The original oil titled ‘Believe’ is now in the collection of the Governor’s Mansion.
Christopher works with the finest oils and paints on Belgium Linen. Mr. Nick lives in Oklahoma City with his wife, their two dogs and two cats.
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