Where to Buy Magic Fish Dreaming

All online purchases before the end of the year will receive a surprise mystery gift with their book. At this time the book is only available to people in Australia, but do contact me if from overseas  gumbootspearlz@gmail.com  (please no spam!)

If you want to bulk order reduction in postage costs may be possible, so please contact me first. I will be story telling from this collection in January at the Asia Pacific Triennial!

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Magic Fish Dreaming on its way to PNG with your love and assistance

 

CLICK HERE TO DONATE TO MAGIC FISH DREAMING BOOKS TO PNG (You will be asked to verify you are not a robot first!)

Inspired by a meeting with Gregg Dreise, where we learnt about the Indigenous Literacy Foundation in Australia and their various projects I decided I needed to do something for literacy for my mother’s homeland Papua New Guinea.

I decided to run a non profit book drive to send some copies of Magic Fish Dreaming, via local charities that deliver them, to Papua New Guinea. In this way I hoped to cover my cost price only, and effectively donate the profit on these books to charity.

I wanted to do this so that rather than sending second hand books, that might not be culturally appropriate I could send a brand new book, from my heart to the heart of Papua New Guinea.

I wanted to do something to assist literacy to assist the children in my Mekeo mother’s homeland.

I had a feeling that if I asked my friends, they would want to support me in these efforts, and enable me to send more than a few.

To my amazement, so far enough for 76 books has been raised, and I am so excited to be delivering them to the charities who will then ensure these make it into schools that need them.

I will soon be sharing the names of all those assisted me to make this contribution on my social media and with the charities (as long as you give me your name) that find schools in need of these books in Papua New Guinea.

I will be making my first delivery to my first charity of choice, Books4PNGKIDS soon, but have found some other worthy people who take books into PNG schools and communities to support as well and I may look to send it to other places in the Pacific.

$8.00 AUD  per book allows me to send one Magic Fish Dreaming book to PNG by covering the costs of my printing.

People can sponsor as many books as they would like, whether it be one or ten or more,  it is the love with which this donation is made that matters the most.

I am now inviting overseas friends and fans to join this project to sponsor some Magic Fish Dreaming Books to go to PNG.

Please leave a note with a name and message and join us in this quest to send this beautiful book to PNG. You are welcome to email me at gumbootspearlz@gmail.com

I hope to share updates of where the books end up!

 

DONATE TO MAGIC FISH DREAMING TO PNG (You will be asked to verify you are not a robot first!)

Magic Fish Dreaming News

CHANDLER, AZ (November, 2017) – The judges of the 2017 Royal Dragonfly Book Awards contest, which recognizes excellence in all genres of literature have spoken, and Magic Fish Dreaming by June Perkins, and illustrated by Helene Magisson, won 2nd place in the Children’s Poetry, Environment, Book Trailer and tied for second in Children’s Picture Books for Children 6 years and over as well as a special mention in the Cultural Diversity category.

“Winning any place in the Royal Dragonfly Contest is a huge honor because in order to maintain the integrity of the Dragonfly Book Awards, a minimum score is required before a First or Second Place or Honorable Mention will be awarded to the entrant – even if it is the sole entry in a category,” explains Linda F. Radke, president of the Dragonfly Book Awards program. “Competition is steep, too, because there is no publication date limit as long as the book is still in print.”

Magic Fish Dreaming is a 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. It retails for $17.95 plus postage, and can be purchased within Australia and International Distribution is currently in process.

For a complete list of winners including all first and second place and honorable mention recipients, visit www.DragonflyBookAwards.com and click on “Winners.”

Upcoming Magic Fish Dreaming

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ANNOUNCING TWO UPCOMING EVENTS

  • MOUNT ALFORD ARTISANS MARKET  DECEMBER 2nd  June Perkins, author of Magic Fish Dreaming will be at the Mount Alford Artisans Summer Market selling and signing books and poetry post cards of new poems.
  • BIG B BOOKS CHRISTMAS AUTHORS EVENT DECEMBER 3rd  June Perkins will be alongside some other fabulous Queensland Writers, at Big B Books, Burleigh Heads, Gold Coast,  on December 3rd.

Online sales portals are on their way to make it easier to order this book from anywhere in Australia.

In January Helene Magisson and June Perkins will be conducting some more library workshops, more on this soon!

If you live in FNQ and are looking for a special Christmas present this year the book is now available in more places in Far North Queensland thanks to the Local Authors Network

Gift Shop Botanical Gardens – Cairns

Cairns Crystal Ball Bookshop

Collins Bookshop

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Picture Riddles Hint Magic Fish Dreaming

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This is just a portion of a Magic Fish Dreaming illustration, a teaser, a riddle to make you wonder what the rest of it looks like.

This is so the book will mostly be a surprise when you receive it and read it for the first time.

The illustration process is nearly complete, and soon meetings with the printer will take place and the designer, Heidi Den Ronden, will be taking the reins and working her magic to bring the poetry and the illustrations together on the page.

The lovely Helene had this to say recently on her facebook page:

“I have almost completed the whole work, and I wish I could continue illustrating many other of June’s poems. I enjoyed each minute and instant working on this project. The collaboration with June Perkins is just delighting and always very constructive. I will tell and explain more about the story behind the book (I have so much to say), but I will do it a bit later on my blog.”

Thanks so much for all your support.

Preorders are still available, but only until the end of this month. You need to email June at gumbootspearlz@gmail.com

For those living in Brisbane there will also be books for sale at the official launch later this year.

Last 24 Hours Magic Fish Dreaming

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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

Production meetings begin this week!

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

One of our last Hours Specials are 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

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6 days left – Magic Fish Dreaming kickstarter – Make a Difference

We did it!  We made our goal!  Magic Fish Dreaming is happening! But we can do more?

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?

118 people from ten countries have backed this project. 6 days to go! Why not join them!

We can do so MUCH 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).

7 Days to go in kickstarter!

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7 more days.  Can we kick more goals and reach out to more people who want this book!

Let’s see what we can do dreamers; even more is possible. https://www.kickstarter.com/…/juneperki…/magic-fish-dreaming

More pages, a hard cover case bound, sound clouds of poems and a film.

Can we make 200 backers?  Do you really want to be one of the first people to receive this beautiful book, then visit the kickstarter now!

https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/juneperkins/magic-fish-dreaming