From Sea to Shining Sea: Encourages Patriotism, Teaches Children America’s History

From Sea to Shining Sea
From Sea to Shining Sea
Ellis the Elephant
Ellis the Elephant

Arlington, VA, –-(  From Sea to Shining Sea (Regnery Kids) is the latest book by Callista Gingrich and the fourth in her New York Times bestselling series of patriotic American history books for children.

The story follows Ellis, a lovable pachyderm, as he explores America's early years and the heroic journey west into unknown territory with Lewis and Clark.

Callista's great love for her country is unquestionably reflected in From Sea to Shining Sea.  Its charming rhymes and beautiful illustrations make learning history easy and a fun read that can be enjoyed and appreciated by young and old alike!

Since (National Assessment of Educational Progress) statistics indicate that only 22 percent of our 4th graders showed proficiency in their knowledge of American history, the famous quote by Spanish philosopher and poet George Santayana rings truer than ever: “Those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it” – testament to the importance of our children having an understanding of our nation's history.

Children have already learned many of the key moments in history that shaped our great nation through the exciting travels of Ellis the Elephant in Callista's earlier books, Sweet Land of Liberty, Land of the Pilgrims' Pride, and Yankee Doodle Dandy. Once again, in From Sea to Shining Sea, beautifully illustrated by Susan Arciero, Callista does a masterful job of delighting readers in yet another exciting tale of brave Americans whose love of country helped spread freedom from coast to coast.

As president of Gingrich Productions, Callista, together with husband Newt (former speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives), host and produce historical and public policy documentaries. Recent films include A City Upon A Hill, America at Risk, and Nine Days that Changed the World.

Callista Gingrich is also the co-author of Ronald Reagan: Rendezvous with Destiny .  Her photography is featured in the New York Times bestseller Rediscovering God in America. An avid musician, she sings in the Choir of the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception in Washington, D.C. and plays French horn with the City of Fairfax Band in Fairfax, Virginia. She resides in McLean, Virginia with her husband, Newt Gingrich.

For more, please visit the website:

From Sea to Shining Sea
Regnery Kids
Available at independent and major bookstores across the country including Barnes & Noble, Books-a-Million, and
ISBN-13: 978-1621572534

Michael Taube, Washington Times: “Callista Gingrich has created one of the most impressive children's book series in recent years. Her love for her country can be seen in every footstep Ellis takes in these three memorable volumes. As this small elephant discovers U.S. history, young children will never forget his great adventures.”

Kevin K: “Callista has found a great avenue to teach children about America. These books tell the unique history of our country and bring to life personalities and events in a way that is extremely appealing. This series is a gift to our children.”

John Longshore: “Delightful.…clear and easy to read and teaches history in a way a young child can understand and enjoy…educational at both the child and adult level. It is always good to be reminded of the facts of our nation's history…”

Katie K: “I love that Callista Gingrich has taken the time to write American history for children. I read these books to my nieces and nephews when we are together and they love to hear the story….it gives us a way to open up the conversation about the greatness of our America, and why we are here….a great gift to the younger generation…and you will ENJOY the time reading this book to them.”

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