Magic Fish Dreaming

 

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An award winning poetic celebration and exploration of nature, people and imagination in Far North Queensland.

Encourages children and families everywhere to hunt for their own nature-based or urban poems.

“Luminous and jubilant, Magic Fish Dreaming explores an imaginative world of rainforest and cassowary, the flicker of geckos and the roll of quolls. Whimsical poems and exquisite images invite readers to venture into vibrant, magical places, rich with stories and legends. 

Like the work of Michael Rosen and Shirley Hughes, images and words combine to evoke the textures and spirit of landscapes. Here, though, it is a vibrant Australian world readers discover, one alive with the colour and energy of nature and many cultures.”

Felicity Plunkett, Poet and Poetry Editor for University of Queensland Press

For more reviews

Paper back, ISBN   9780980731187.

17 poems, 48 pages in total, title index, 2 sections, 210mm X 284mm, extensive educational notes and suggested activities available.

Suitable for reading with children all ages and for readers six and up.  A treasured book to grow up with and revisit!

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Royal Dragonfly Award Winner, Second in Environment, Children’s Poetry, Picture Book for 6 and Over, Book Trailer and Honorable Mention for Cultural Diversity.

Please note Dreaming in the title is based on a poem in the book where the phrase ‘magic fish dreaming,’ is said and not in the context of Australian Indigenous Dreamtime. The author’s cultural background is second generation migrant of Bush Mekeo (PNG Indigenous) and Australian /English.)

 

 

To read our full list Honour Blog Roll Thankyous

A special thank you to Write Links,  Book Links, the Children’s Book Academy, the Inspiration Garden, Soul Food Writing buddies,  friends from writing groups I have been in, blog followers, the Creative community of Far North Queensland and the Baha’is for their support.

 

Reviews

Educate, Empower Blog

JulieAnn Wallace Review, Books, Tea and Cupcakes Blog

Elizabeth Vercoe, Buzz Words

Penny Harrison, Kids Book Review

Children’s Book Academy Review and Interview

Australian Children’s Poetry Review

Reading Time, Children’s Book Council Australia

Just Write for Kids Lit Review, Romi Sharp

Vacen Taylor’s Review Good Reads

Georgina Ballantine Review Good Reads 

Dimity Powell’s Review

 

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Videos Almost Done

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I’ve been hard at work on the videos for during the kickstarter.

I decided to make a few short videos, and one that’s around 3 minutes.

This is partly due to people scanning through things so quickly on the internet you just need to make sure you have something that can say things in a catchy and short way.

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It was interesting deciding the best way to show the images on film, and Helene sent me some videos of illustrators that she liked so I could study the editing style.

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This was extremely helpful and gave me lots of inspiration to how to film her illustrations. So thanks so much for that Helene.  One of the things I loved  about the examples she sent me was how the camera pans and zooms could highlight the details within the picture and give the viewer an appreciation for the details in the art.

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My colleagues at Children’s Book Academy looked over the video and gave me some constructive feedback as to how they felt the videos could be even better.

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Writelinks buddies  continue to be a wonderful support, encouraging and inspiring, as many release and launch their own works.  I am so delighted at how excited they are about this book!

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I thank all the faithful followers of the blog, facebook, and other spaces.  Helene, myself, Matilda and designers and printers, can’t wait to finally get the ball rolling. So close now!

Making the kickstarter campaign video

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Gone editing my dear blog readers, and will be absent until the video edits are over.

Here are some highlights of the making of the videos to tell you all about the Magic Fish Dreaming project.

Keep sharing our page and letting people know about this very special book. So delighted to have reached over 1000 visits on the Magic Fish Dreaming blog.

A special thank you to Helene, David and my dear youngest son for their support in the filming of the footage for it.

You can find out more on the facebook page or blog.   Really now almost ready for lift off.  But until then, have a wonderful life.

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When I was a Baby

Growing up Queensland
In the land of the cane, cassowary and crocodile.

Script Extracts

“When I was a baby my Mekeo grandmother, or bubu, from Papua New Guinea, would rock me in her arms and tell me stories.  My Mekeo grandfather, bubu, was a crocodile hunter.

But I didn’t grow up with crocodiles because when I was only one, we went to live in Australia with my Aussie dad on a cold but beautiful island called Tasmania: home of wild rivers, Tasmanian devils and the now extinct thylacine.

In my twenties I left Tasmania with my husband and by the time we had small children we were living near the rain forest and the sugar cane fields.

We were well and truly in the lands of the crocodile and cassowary, similar to that of my ancestor’s Mekeo homeland.”

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My Mekeo Grandfather

Coming soon  the Kickstarter Trailer.