Thank you to the Sandcliffe Writers Festival for giving me a voice. And everyone who stopped to look at my book and those of other presenters on the table at the Bracken Ridge Library.
All the people who helped make this book delight in knowing how young readers are responding to the art and the stories and I do pass your messages on to Helene Magisson our illustrator as well.
It gives me hope!
I have begun work in earnest on a sequel to Magic Fish Dreaming. Will keep you posted.
Just read your book to my kids and they loved it, June. I am going to take a copy to their school library tomorrow. What beautiful book. My daughter is 5 and loves to dance, so ‘Storm Dancers’ is her favourite. My boy loves the tawny frogmouth. His favourite. I hope it lands in every library. It’s a gorgeous read.
Lauren Elise Daniels, Brisbane Writers Workshop and Professional Editor
Read your book to a child in detention on Nauru. He just loved it and wanted it read to him again and again, especially the funny one, ‘Discovering Magic.’
Worker on Nauru
Absolutely gorgeous book…I purchased one for my grandson Fletcher…we sit together and read its our special book xxx
Tracey, Grandmother from Tasmania
We are .. . grateful that this beautiful book exists because of its beauty, its diversity, and the environmental caring it subtly weaves through inspiration.
“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.”
Magical for children aged five and up. Romi Sharp”
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.