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Announcing that Magic Fish Dreaming is now stocked by The Book Garden.
Looking forward to Magic Fish Dreaming reaching more schools and childcare centres!
About The Book Garden
The Book Garden is proudly Australian owned and currently celebrating 38 years. They are part of the American Bookstore and have a physical location in Brisbane.
A momentous event took place in a Sydney garage on September 14th 1980.
Encouraged by our father (bookseller Maurice Zavelsky), we (Deborah and Carmel) began The Book Garden.
We started the business with a tiny budget, a small range of stock and two cars. We split Sydney into two sales areas and began visiting schools and childcare centres with boxes of books for sale.
After the death of Maurice in July 1981, Deb moved to Brisbane. It was here that The Book Garden put down roots inside American Bookstore.
Throughout our years of business…
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“One of the best parts of running the Children’s Book Academy is seeing the beautiful books that our students make. This one is from June Perkins who took our Self-Publishing with Crowdfunding course, co-taught by Jed Alexander and myself. Magic Fish Dreaming is truly gorgeous, getting rave reviews, and most importantly getting into children’s hands in June’s native Australia.
June did not want to wait for an editor or agent and the incredibly slow process of getting contracted and published. Because it’s a book of poems, which also makes it harder to be picked up by a traditional publisher, June was wise to follow her heart and take her destiny into her own hands to create the book that she wanted. With the help of her illustrator Helene Magisson, and a small village of both professional and non-professional help, June…
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More wonderful feedback on the journey of our book!
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!