Gabriel: How Saving One Calf Changed an Entire Community (Hardcover)

Gabriel: How Saving One Calf Changed an Entire Community By Cheryl Moss, Irene Blasco (Illustrator) Cover Image

Gabriel: How Saving One Calf Changed an Entire Community (Hardcover)

By Cheryl Moss, Irene Blasco (Illustrator)


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The first in a trilogy of children’s books telling heartwarming, age-appropriate, stories with captivating illustrations, about a young girl Claire, a veal calf Gabriel she rescues, and their journey to change the world we live in.

Gabriel is a beautifully illustrated and engaging story of a young girl named Claire and her rescued veal calf named Gabriel. Claire grew up in a time when people turned off their feelings toward animals and ignored the damage being done to our planet. Mother Nature sent a warning to the adults as the climate changed and a deadly virus engulfed humankind. Our young protagonist Claire takes matters into her own hands rescuing a veal calf from certain death. Through Claire’s journey to save her beloved Gabriel and the planet, our young readers learn about love, compassion, and making good choices. Claire’s brave and bold decision teaches and inspires her parents and humanity—captivating young readers and everyone that reads Gabriel.
Cheryl Moss understands the unconscionable misuse and exploitation of animals and the impact on our environment and pandemics. She believes in creating a children’s book series about alternative ways of thinking and living to foster fundamental change. With her husband, she created the non-profit Let’s Share a Dog, whereby lonely people could be connected with busy people in their own neighborhood through the mutual love of dogs. She has written two books, Jenny the Magical Dog Next Door and Jenny Saves the Day. Cheryl is a staunch animal activist and vegan who resides in Las Vegas, Nevada.

Irene Blasco is a Spanish illustrator, designer, and painter based in Valencia, Spain. Taking an intuitive approach, she primarily works with digital techniques in a versatile style that accentuates her use of color. She loves photography and since 2010 has taught art workshops for children. Her work has been recognized with prestigious awards as the Bologna Ragazzi Digital Award in 2013 for her interactive storybook Rita the Lizard. Irene is also the winner of the LIBER 2021 Illustration Award.
Product Details ISBN: 9781590566725
ISBN-10: 1590566726
Publisher: Lantern Publishing & Media
Publication Date: January 10th, 2022
Pages: 68
Language: English
Gabriel is a story of hope and inspiration. My own children’s drive to make the world a better place is what inspires me to work every day toward a future where no animal is exploited for food. Their passion fuels mine. I look forward to a future where the world’s children will look at cows, and all animals, as beautiful, smart creatures, worthy of respect, protection, and freedom.”
—Leah Garcés, President, Mercy For Animals
Gabriel: How Saving One Calf Changed an Entire Community is a book I wish I was given to read as a child. Cheryl Moss has written a story that allows children to learn about the harsh realities of our food system in a gentle, but honest way. At the same time, children are empowered to follow their hearts, be courageous, and solve problems that will make this world better. The artwork by Irene Blasco enhances this truthful narrative. The colorful illustrations reveal the life in the animals’ eyes—eyes that are full of feeling, be it fear, sadness, or joy. Knowing the reality of where food comes from, children will be motivated to find solutions that are kind, just, and sustainable for people, animals, and the environment.”
—Caryn Hartglass, Co-Founder and President, Responsible Eating And Living
“This is a beautiful book by Cheryl Moss, with its wonderful message to young people that they can make a difference. The story of Gabriel unfolds concisely and directly, yet at the same time draws the reader into a deeper awareness of the power of compassion and empathy. The illustrations by Irene Blasco are a perfect fit, filled with sensitivity and warm colors that enhance the impact of the book.”
—Dr. Joanne Kong, editor of Vegan Voices: Essays by Inspiring Changemakers
“Congratulations. This is an absolutely fantastic book that I wish all youth would read. I love this story of awakening, a bold first animal rescue by a young teenage girl, and how it brings together compassion for animals and a concern for the climate and water crises. It’s poignantly illustrated in both realist and expressionist styles.”
—Anita Krajnc, PhD
Gabriel offers a glimpse of a world where love and connection to all sentient beings is the norm. An eye-opening, thought provoking, deeply moving and timely book, Gabriel ‘wakes up’ and inspires young and adult readers to create positive change for all animals, the earth, and as a result, humankind.”
—Camille Licate, speaker, author, creator of Kids for Positive Change & Wake Up with Bree (the Rescue Rooster)

“I react viscerally to artist Irene Blasco’s rendering of this story of Gabriel and the other animals. One can’t help but see these paintings and become immersed. Thus gripped, I wanted to see more, and know more. The images are beautiful, highly emotionally intelligent, and succeed in their goal: they also made me want to do more.”
—Jo-Anne McArthur, photojournalist, Founder of We Animals Media
“Bravo that this team came together to tell the children the truth! The honest portrayal of what animals endure at our hands and Irene’s rich illustrations in Gabriel bring home the message that children can understand, that peace really does begin on your plate.”
—Jodi Paige, Virgin Cheese
“If you want to raise kind and compassionate children, this is the book you are looking for. With gorgeous illustrations and objective yet graceful language, Gabriel depicts the philosophy of veganism through a carefully constructed story on the ramifications of raising animals for food. I love how the author uses a child-friendly narrative that also inspires adults to make higher choices.”
—Dr. Camila Perussello, Food Engineer, Gaia Vida Consciente
“Annika, our 9-year-old, and I fell in love with Gabriel’s touching story. These issues impact everyone on the planet and, now more than ever, we need to open up our kids’ eyes and hearts to what is going on in a compassionate way. That is exactly what this book does.”
—Mikael Roldsgaard, Director of Leadership Giving, Mercy For Animals
“There has never been more of a need for books like Gabriel. With Irene Blasco’s vibrant illustrations, Cheryl Moss’s narrative comes alive as we follow the ripple of change created by Claire, a young girl who performs one courageous and compassionate act. Young readers who hold this book in their hands will recognize in themselves the innate compassion that Claire embodies, for she demonstrates how caring about the well-being of other animals is truly an instinctual response. By describing a systemic transition away from the consumption of animal products, and the exploitation of animals becoming something of the past, Gabriel helps bring us closer to making this a reality.”
—Linnea Ryshke, visual artist and author of Kindling