Thursday, August 25, 2011

My Cape Cod Magic - Book Review and Giveaway! - CLOSED!

My children and I love to read together. I am always happy to find new books to read to them! I was given a copy of My Cape Cod Magic written by J Bean and Chris Palmer and Illustrated by Jenny Kelley. This a beautifully written book. I love that the words rhyme and the illustrations are beautiful! A portion of the proceeds of this book goes to the Cape Cod Cultural Center for educational programs for children! This book is a great way to share the beauty of nature with your child. My kids love this book as do I!

More About My Cape Cod Magic:

Sandwich, Massachusetts, June 2011 -- Holly Hill Press has released My Cape Cod Magic, an early reader written by Cape Cod residents Chris and J. Bean Palmer, author of the popular Little Cape Cod Witch chapter book series, and illustrated by award-winning artist Jenny Kelley. Written in a poem format, this book introduces children to reading through lavish illustrations, each one connected to a sentence from the poem.

My Cape Cod Magic arose from a visit with the Palmers’ granddaughter Emelia. The four-year-old expressed frustration at not being able to read. This gave Ms. Palmer an idea. "I had written the Little Cape Cod Witch magical adventures for middle-graders. It was clear Emelia loved beautiful pictures and rhyme and the rhythm of words. I think most kids do. I know I did. And I thought it would be helpful and fun to match an engaging poem with classic, picture-postcard images that iconically captured the Cape. When I was learning to read, the images really pulled me in, and I wanted this book to do the same." The fact that her husband was a fourteenth-generation Cape Codder only strengthened her conviction in this project.

Jenny Kelley, the illustrator, is the art department head at Pope John Paul II High School in Hyannis, and holds a BFA in painting from the Rhode Island School of Design. Her paintings have appeared in Cape Cod Life and other publications, while her portraits and murals have been displayed from Massachusetts to Florida. She has also illustrated numerous children’s books.

"I tried to capture the moods of the different parts of the poem," Kelley says. "The scenes in this book range from underwater swimming with lobsters to cranberry bogs to harvesting beach plums. The Palmers wanted something a little retro, that harkened back to illustrations of the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries, so I was excited to work on this."

Numerous signing events have been scheduled across the Cape this summer. Ms. Kelley's original artwork for My Cape Cod Magic will be shown at the Cape Cod Children's Museum in Mashpee in July and August.

A portion of the proceeds of all sales of the book goes to the Cape Cod Cultural Center in Yarmouth for educational programs for children because, as Ms. Palmer said, "They do wonderful work and we want to help contribute to their mission with the book."

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