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Dear Fans of Magic Fish Dreaming,
We wish you a happy international Read to Me! Day. Wherever you are enjoy reading the book ALOUD!and with family. We know for some of our fans this will actually be tomorrow.
Lots of Love,
the Magic Fish Dreaming Team
(PS we love this poster of Australian Children Writers Laureate, Leigh Hobbs).
Receiving messages like this about Magic Fish Dreaming, is just so special.
Just want to tell you that I love your book. Can’t decide what is my favorite poem. Looking forward to read more and more for my grandkids.
I love and admire your work. And the illustrations by Helene are just gorgeous.
“Secret spot reflecting inner essence of trees but hiding bubbles of crocodiles” Beautiful. This feels like the essence of life itself. And our journey here.
Thank you so much. Please do this again.
I will surely back you again for bringing something so special to fruition.
Best wishes for you
Guess what we are reading before sleep time tonight…
Thank you so much.
To all my fellow parents I highly recommend the book.
(Thank you Johanna for permission to share this. What an absolutely adorable picture of one of our young readers.
So happy you are enjoying the book. Just love that background wall! – From June)
Please note for all people in Australia outside of Queensland we can take direct orders and mail the book out to you.
Just email us at email@example.com (and if you are in Queensland and living nowhere near a stockist do contact us as well.)
This lovely young man’s Nana said he loves his book!
Thank you so much for letting us know and sending this delightful picture of an absolutely beaming reader!
We just love this picture!
In Other News
Our latest review is up on Just Write for Kids
Here is an extract.
“The mix of musical lyrics, sensitive dialogue and thoughtful stories effortlessly blend with the mesmerisingly enchanting illustrations to allow us to venture into the cultures and wonderments of the people, creatures, and our own imaginations. Magic Fish Dreaming is a book that will engage the reflectors, the adventurers and the poets in all of us.”
Head to the blog to read the whole review
June has had a couple of poems go up on Australian Children’s Poetry
June also did a live radio interview on 4k1G Townsville with Vee Gara, 5.15 on the 2nd of February. It was great to catch up with Vee and let people know about the book.
Helene Magisson did a lovely interview at Readilearn
Helene has several more books in the works. One of which is The Whirlpool (May 2017)
You can keep track by checking out her website.
Helene Magisson will be at Romancing the Stars, with copies of the book and prints on February 24th at the Sunshine Coast.
Extract from The Succesful Delivery of Magic Fish Dreaming by Mel Irvine
Arriving back in Estancia after more than two months in Australia and one of my first visits was to the family of Jerry’s best friend. I had a small bag of gifts from Australia including a Koala plushie and the wonderful Magic Fish Dreaming.
June Perkins, my friend and author of Magic Fish Dreaming arranged almost one year ago to share her wonderful book here with some of the kids and June, if you are reading this, they truly love it. Success!
We drank pepsi and ate little packets of biscuits and the kids looked through their bag of bag of gifts.
“Isda, Isda” (Fish, Fish) sang their squeals of delight.
“Grabi” (Wow) cried out six year old Roseanne and her little brother Nilson (four), turning the pages of wonderful illustrations. What a joy to photograph their candid delight.
To read the rest visit The Successful Delivery of Magic Fish Dreaming
I presented “Magic Fish Dreaming” to the Courtyard Private School in Sacramento. They were thrilled and there was much discussion about the package. So many oohs and aahs could be heard in the administration offices.
The posters will be framed and hung in various locations including the library.
Someone read the poems aloud as the others listened. Your book was so loved by the staff!
And I’m a hero for donating to the school. I will do a follow up in a few months for additional feedback.
Well done, June!! I am so proud to call you a friend!