Just letting you know that Helene Magisson’s illustration for ‘River Song’is now on the Avant Card stands. Keep a look out for it, and do pick one up as they are free and lovely to put on the wall or to send to a friend.
Dear Fans, keep on letting libraries, friends and our potential audience, know about Magic Fish Dreaming and sending in your responses.
Peter Pal, library supplier, stock our book for distribution to public libraries. We are looking forward to doing some events in Brisbane libraries and other places in the not too distant future, and plans are underway, so watch our blog and social media for announcements.
For those outside of Brisbane interested in ordering and for all other queries, please email us at gumbootspearlz @gmail.com
Helene said to avantcardmedia: This illustration was inspired by the poem ‘River Song’ from the children’s poetry book Magic Fish Dreaming written by @gumbootspearlzpress (2016). When I settled down in Australia a few years ago, I was fascinated by the beauty and the lightness of the stars and the night sky. Also the moon seemed to me so perfectly bright, round and huge. When I read this poem, it immediately reminded me of this splendid image of the moon I saw here for the first time.
It is a contemplative and whimsical poem and I wanted to highlight this sense of magic here. Exaggerating the size of the moon, adding this little ladder to reach the celestial body means that in our dream everything is possible as it is in this poem.
The little platypus in the corner is the guardian we are talking about in the poem and it is there to remind us that this scenery can be seen only here in Australia.” Pick up your very own @helenemagisson artist card from an Avant Card display near you!
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Helene will soon be appearing at Romancing the Stars. Sunshine Coast.
At this event participants get to ‘speed date’ (have time with) authors and illustrators of books and participate in a great evening of activities celebrating books.
This year Book Links will be presenting THREE Romancing the Stars events in February, the month for library lovers. Mark them in your diary now!
Helene is appearing at
Immanuel Lutheran College, Buderim on the Sunshine Coast
on Friday 24th February 2017, Book now
Copies of Magic Fish Dreaming will be for sale at this event.
There will be different authors at all events so feel free to have a feast of authors
in February and come to more than one event.