Magic and the Moon: Teaching Notes for The Rabbit’s Magician

#therabbitsmagician #bookcampaign #booksontourpr The Rabbit’s Magician is a beautiful, poignant story of comfort during a time of loss. Author, Shae Millward, was inspired by The Law of Conservation of Energy –a fundamental law of nature. This law states: energy cannot be created or destroyed, but it can change from one form into another. It is a READ MORE

Keeping the Story Alive: Catherine Bauer on Tulips for Breakfast

Author and history-enthusiast, Catherine Bauer (Australia Remembers 3: Len Waters, Dreaming Soldiers, Colourful Memories), generously shares her research and writing journey of her latest release; Tulips for Breakfast (Ford Street Publishing) is a powerful, heart-rending novel based on the real-life accounts of Hanneli (Hannah) Goslar-Pick, friend to Anne Frank and Holocaust survivor of WW2. It READ MORE

Behind the Scenes: Illustration Process of The Rabbit’s Magician

#therabbitsmagician #bookcampaign #booksontourpr Are you ready for a show? We have a special presentation to show you! The supremely talented illustrator and film maker, Andy Fackrell (along with the beautiful language from Shae Millward), has put together a ‘making of’ video showing early illustration sketches and the transformative magic that went into this enlightening book READ MORE

Blooming Paper Flowers – Magical Science Experiment by Shae Millward

#therabbitsmagician #bookcampaign #booksontourpr This fun and easy experiment is a STEM/STEAM activity. The Rabbit’s Magician contains themes of science and magic, so here we have a science demonstration that looks like magic! In the story, flowers remind Ziggy of his beloved magician, The Amazing Albertino, who would make beautiful bouquets magically appear, surprising and delighting READ MORE

In Conversation with the Spectacular Shae Millward and the Amazing Andy Fackrell

#therabbitsmagician #bookcampaign #booksontourpr It is with great delight to welcome back Shae Millward and Andy Fackrell to provide more insights into the making of their moving picture book, The Rabbit’s Magician! Thank you! Shae and Andy, congratulations on the release of your heart-rending, yet heart-warmingly comforting picture book, The Rabbit’s Magician! Where did the inspiration READ MORE

#BookReview: The Rabbit’s Magician by Shae Millward and Andy Fackrell

#therabbitsmagician #bookcampaign #booksontourpr #BookReview: The Rabbit’s Magician, Shae Millward (author), Andy Fackrell (illus.), Ford Street Publishing, August 2022, ISBN 9781922696076 Blurb: Ziggy’s beloved magician has performed an amazing disappearing trick. But just where is The Amazing Albertino? Ziggy waits. And waits some more. Has something gone wrong with the trick? Review: How can a book READ MORE

What’s the Trick to WINNING The Rabbit’s Magician?

#therabbitsmagician #bookcampaign #booksontourpr *** UPDATE: COMPETITION NOW CLOSED *** What is your favourite magic trick? The Rabbit’s Magician is a heartachingly beautiful and comforting tale that turns grief into a magical kind of energy – love, friendship and wonder. Author Shae Millward, together with illustrator Andy Fackrell, astound with their evocative story that entrances readers READ MORE

The Magical Magnificence of Shae Millward and Andy Fackrell

#therabbitsmagician #bookcampaign #booksontourpr We are in awe of the spectacular talents of these creators! It is with great delight to learn about the wonders of author, Shae Millward, and illustrator, Andy Fackrell, as they surprise and enlighten us with their new picture book, The Rabbit’s Magician. With deep and heart-rending layers of meaning and concepts READ MORE

Fun Picture Books for Halloween 2019

Regardless of the origins and meanings behind Halloween, we just love the excitement and playfulness, and dare I say – innocence – behind this spooky and oftentimes, gory festival! And for little ones, dressing up, crafty decorations, and sweets make it one of the best events of the year. Today I’ll share some devilishly fun READ MORE

Liz Ledden on Pitching her Story – Tulip and Brutus

We just adore celebrating rising stars on the blog, and today’s author is another exceptional one to watch out for! Liz Ledden – you may have heard her as one of the fabulous trio of the One More Page Podcast fame – is debuting her picture book, Tulip and Brutus, with Ford Street Publishing this READ MORE