Extracts from Our Previews

Extracts from previews of Magic Fish Dreaming.

Magic Fish Dreaming

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Like the work of Michael Rosen and Shirley Hughes, images and words combine to evoke the textures and spirit of landscapes.

Felicity Plunkett, Poet and Poetry Editor University of Queensland Press

Magic Fish Dreaming should be out, open and working its magic in every kindergarten, primary classroom and home—it will certainly stay with me as I set off on my next poetic expedition.

Helen Ramoutsaki, poet, lyricist, performer and educator

The lilting rhythms of June’s verse and the creatures and curiosities that swirl throughout each of Helene’s illustrations will entrance and delight children for generations.

Dimity Powell, Children’s Author and Book Reviewer

In playful language, June Perkins takes traditional forms of rhyme and rhythm, twisting and weaving them into inventive new patterns.

Robyn Sheahan-Bright, Justified Text Writing and Publishing Consultancy Services

Meet all sorts of wonderful characters as Magic Fish Dreaming encourages children and families everywhere to hunt for their…

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Thank You Dear Backers All

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Art by Helene Magisson

‘Thank you dear backers all’
sing the Magic Fish Dreaming Team.
‘We hold you in high esteem
For believing in our book dream.
We plan to do you proud
And thank you beautiful crowd
for answering our kickstarter call.
Bless you – one and all.’

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Honour Blog Roll

Yvonne Mes

Dimity Powell

Tahirih Twyford

Anil Tortop

Amanda Francey

Renee Hills

Nancy Kent

Karen Tyrrell

Jacqui Halpin

Rocher

Alison Stegert

Temily Eddington

Pamela Galeano

Felicity Plunkett

Catherine Greenman

Danny Letham

Katyoon Haghseresht

Elizabeth Kasmer

Paul Anthony Gerard

Elizabeth Lhuede

Alexandra Roberts

Zita Klaphake

Jo Hoffman

Ladan Ocora

Sally Knornschild

Christa von Zychlin

Mira Reisberg

Owen Allen

Rebecca Sheraton

Jocelyn Hawes

Lizzie Weigh

Jacque Duffy

Marcia Marseney

Valia Stevens

Laura Law

Robert Tidey

Gloria Webb

David Conley

Mel Irvine

Dr Anne Marshall

Frank and Judith Wark

Candice Lemon-Scott

Anna Gerard

Paul Gerard (Junior)

Janet Tallarigo Murphy

Aurorae Khoo

Melissa Shaw-Smith

Lailani Mirkazemi

Alan and Yvonne Perkins

Simon Michnowicz

Jenny Stubbs

Samantha Wheeler

Marie van Alphen

Lenora Riegel

Kerrie Morgan

Jan Cornall

H Lowe

Kevin Stark

Joly Laurence

Melody Grace Cave

Melina Dahms

Sona

Betty Cabral Collerson

Legoupil

Mandy Downing

Danielle Freeland

Katrin Dreiling

Margaret Morris

Joanna Dumaresq

Lydia Birt

Renee Price

Shirin Leila

Sam Eeles

Sonia Navidi

Chevallier Marthe

Helene Safajou

Kim Walti

Sonja van Kerkhoff

K Lyer

Tracey

Jan Streater

Farah Moshirian

Honora Jenkins

Sam Bowhay

Alison

Cameron McDonald

Melanie

Tanya Hempson

Lyn Oxley

Heidi

Noss Laurence

Moala Eseta Pease

Marion Gaemers

Carol Bonny

Diane Finlay

Helen Ramoutsaki

Renee Farrant

Lucy McGinley

Jessica White

Catherina Van der Walt

Lorraine Gray

Julian Bluett

Shirley Lynn

Aisea and Naz

Carmel Dore

Vanessa Bromley

Jane Nicholsen

Sally Moroney

Brenda May

Krystyna Palka

Georgie Donaghey

Sheryl Gwyther

Debbie Kahl

Phelicia Gardner

Ricardo Vargas Lubbert

Jedda

Sophie Masson

Jacinta

Laurie Trott

Tom Hearn

Karen Lane

Lydia Valeriano

Isobel Dore

Cherrie Ryan

Lea Goward

Vacen Taylor

Lyn Blanch

Joanne Austin

Norah Colvin

Cristina Whitehawk

Elizabeth Dere

Pixi Robertson

Mehera Moroney

Brynda Lattimore

Liz McLeish

Neiedenberger Edouard

Stephanie Hansen

Toloui Wallace’s

Tyrion Perkins

Kate Shapcott

Grant Hindin Miller

Edmond Keven Bona

Renee S.

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A special thank you to Write 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.  

Thank you also to all  who so enthusiastically shared the kickstarter link with their friends, family and communities.

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Art by Helene Magisson

Final 24 hours!

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We’re down to the final 24 hours for anyone who would like to back Magic Fish Dreaming and join our blog honour roll.

A massive thank you to all our backers so far.

Very last goal, let’s see if we can reach 150 + backers. We’re on 138.

Remember the pledges of $10 for the PDF great for those who want to see the book but who need to save on postage and on a tight budget and of course just $25 with postage included in Australia, or $25AUD with some postage costs overseas

KICKSTARTER LINK

Last chance to select rewards with the book and to be included on our backer honour blog roll.

One of our Last Hours Specials detailed Here.

Mini Education kit $65 AUD
1 plushy native animal toy, 1 Tasmanian Tiger Toy, 1 printed book signed by author and illustrator, 1 calico bag, 1 pdf of educational activities, or printed copy if preferred Stickers and a4 posters.
Production meetings for the project begin this week!

Final Hours Magic Fish Dreaming some Special rewards

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So we are down to the final 46 hours for Magic Fish Dreaming and we’re at 133 precious and beloved backers, We just need $342 to reach $10,000 AUD.

Mini Education kit $65 AUD
1 plushy native animal toy, 1 Tasmanian Tiger Toy, 1 printed book signed by author and illustrator, 1 calico bag, 1 pdf of educational activities (or printed copy if preferred), stickers and a4 posters
Release of another Totem Paradise Scarf Special (includes a poetry hunter kit, pictured above)
LARGE SCARF Bird of Paradise – Hand painted mother and brother, tribal totem Small scarf bird of paradise hand painted by Gerard Family June’s totem. [plus earlier rewards, but excluding educational]
Two books, two calico bags, $50AUD (Custom Reward)

 

Dreaming stretch goals! 6 days to go!

We did it!  We made our goal!  Magic Fish Dreaming is happening!

118 people from ten countries have backed this project.   Six days to go! Why not join them!

Do you want more poems in the book?

Would you like some cool end papers?

Would you love to see it in hard cover case bound?

We can do so MUCH MORE!

DO YOU WANT MORE!

KEY:AUD = Australian Dollar USD =US Dollar Euros GBP=British Pound

MORE PAGES

STRETCH GOAL 1 – More pages of art and poetry!$15,000 AUD / 10348 USD/ 9478.71 Euros/ 7307 (GBP)pounds We can increase number of pages for the book to 40! Do some beautiful end papers with a special design from Helene.

HARD COVER CASE BOUND

STRETCH GOAL 2 – Cover Charisma $20,000+ (AUD)/ 13679.90 USD /12550.47 Euros/9611 (GBP)pounds Now we can print all the books in hard cover with a durable and attractive case binding. Poems can be translated into French or motu.

A FILM!

STRETCH GOAL 3 – Another Film! $25,000 (AUD)/ 1725 USD/ 15789 Euros/ 12171 (GBP)poundsJune can create another engaging creative short poetry film featuring Helene’s art and June’s photography, voice, and poetry. We’ll give you a chance to vote on which poem has a short film outing. June will also ‘sound cloud’ the most popular poems for those who would like to hear readings by the poet.

DUST COVER AND PUBLISHING COMPANY

STRETCH GOAL 4 – Long term plans possible! $33,000 +(AUD) /23332 USD / 21456 Euros /16392 (GBP)pounds A dust cover will be added to the hard cover book.June builds a publishing company to make more beautiful diverse books, fiction, non-fiction and poetry focusing on culture and nature!She develops the multimedia aspects of her publishing more (looking at ebooks and apps).

Another board book idea - to be developed.