Wednesday, April 16, 2014

I've Got a Treat for You

My cousin James' daughter, Monica, is an artist who works in Austin, Texas. I got a note from James this evening letting me know that Monica is giving away downloads of a children's book that she wrote and illustrated. I contacted him right away and got permission to share it with you.

Here's what James said:
Some of you may be aware that in high school, Monica wrote and illustrated a children's book titled The Magician's Cat.  Light and whimsical, it tells about a shy cat with a strong work ethic and devotion to duty who struggles to find some balance in life.  (The underlying "message" is a soft sell; the appeal in the book is in the light verse and the artwork).

Last year, Monica decided to update the artwork (and create some new drawings) and to publish the book as a FREE ebook and launched a successful Kickstarter project to fund the efforts.  Earlier this week, she made the book available online.  
You can access files to download to your computer, your iPad, or your Kindle by going to:
Downloadable pdf

ePub ebook download

Mobi ebook download
James only had two requests:
1) Let family and friends with young children and grandchildren know about this book and how they can access it.  The grownups will appreciate the artwork as well!
2) Tell them also that on Thursday, April 17 (noonish), Monica is launching another Kickstarter to fund a print run of the book for those who prefer to have a hardcopy for the kids' library.  If any of you fall into that category, you can assure yourself of one of the first copies with a small pledge to the Kickstarter campaign.
I will publish a link to the Kickstarter project as soon as it's available. If you are inclined to pledge, sooner is better.  A good start at the opening of the project builds momentum and may make the difference between a successful (funded) project and one that doesn't make its goal.

I'm also including a link to Monica's blog, No Borders Studio. You might want to have a look at her other projects and illustrations.

I hope you enjoy this beautiful book. Please feel free to pass the word about the free download.

1 comment:

  1. Thank you Vicki! I did save it as a PDF so that Amara and I can share it this weekend -- although I may help her download it to her tablet, too! Then we could read it in bed. It is about cats -- she will love it! Kind of sorry I missed out on adopting a demon. Now that would have made my cats crazy!

    Hope things are going well on all fronts!