Magic at the Museum was short-listed for the Manitoba Book Awards "Best Illustrated Book of 2008".
Magic at the Museum hit bestseller status in Winnipeg for the week of 6 Sept 2009.
And, now you can buy it with free shipping until 09 Dec 2009.
It is Anne's birthday. Her mother takes her to a museum and gives her a necklace. Anne does not want to look at the paintings in the quiet gallery; she wants her cake. She falls asleep and encounters the best birthday party of all.
The children's book, "Magic at the Museum", is set in the Courtauld Institute of Art, London, where I did a masters degree in art history. The paintings come alive, jump out of their picture frames, and lead Anne on a marvelous adventure on London's Somerset House skating rink. It is the perfect story for Christmas, and it is loved by people of all ages!
It is the perfect book to introduce young children to art and museums and teach them in a fun and whimsical way. All the paintings featured in the book are in the permanent collection of the Courtauld Gallery, and can be seen on any trip to the museum.
This book is a testament to the success of indie business. I started my own publishing company to print this book, and within one year the book was nominated for an award and went on the Bestseller list.
You can buy it from ETSY, or go to my BLOG and click the top PAYPAL link. The book will ship in a bubble envelope from my home in Steinbach, MB. All copies are signed with the original pen I used to do the illustrations. Be sure to order before the 9th of December, because my Christmas elves are flying to London (UK) on the 10th and won't be able to send any books out after that! :-)
Or, you can pop down to your local McNally Robinson Booksellers to pick up a copy. I suppose that would have free shipping as well! :-)