Monday, April 23, 2012

Kylie's Blossoms



Meet twelve floral friends from the woods who teach Kylie some life lessons.

Richly illustrated with the colors of the seasons, this tender hearted story is about a seven year old girl, Kylie, and her teddy bear. Each month in the year the two meet a new floral friend with wonderful lessons to share such as the value of:

Loyalty * Constancy * Positive Energy * Hope * Trust * Love * Peace *

Dignity * Protectiveness * Graciousness * Encouragement * Happiness

Both short format design, with seasonal interest, and colorful, whimsical illustrations will make this book a family favorite, to be treasured through the years.

Intended Audience: Children and those who are young at heart. Each of Kylie’s twelve Blossoms offer a beautiful and concise lesson for the reader.

Field Tested Topic: Since May, 2011, I have shared one of Kylie’s monthly adventures with my 300 followers in the HubPages community. The following are a sampling of the comments that have inspired me to pursue a broader publication:

· “Your Kylie series has such a fairytale quality that encompasses both the charm of the hundred acre woods, and the imagination of wonderland. Kylie finds peace in her woods and I wouldn’t be surprised to stumble upon Thoreau at the end of a trail.” (Michael Friedman, Illustrator)

· “I love this series of Kylie. It is a wonderful way of teaching children lessons of life and nature.” (Rosemary S)

· “You capture the raw innocence and driving curiosity of a young girl. Well done and magical!” (Tammy M)

· “I read this to the neighborhood children and we all loved it. Their little faces lit up and they all want more. I’m scoring points!” (Audrey H)

· “The language of flowers has a long history. I love the new tapestry you have woven from very old threads.” (Stessily)

A little girl is very blessed when she learns good life lessons from her Mother. The Author was a very blessed little girl. May the lessons of this book help those little girls who are not as blessed and remind those who are to be grateful.

Maria Jordan, Author * Michael Friedman, Illustrator * KYLIE’S BLOSSOMS

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The Author: Kylie's Blossoms, richly illustrated with the colors of the seasons, tells the tender hearted story of a little girl and her teddy bear. Every month of the year the two meet a new floral friend in the woods. The charming designs surrounding the lessons that Kylie learns make this beautiful book the perfect gift, sure to become a year round bedtime story that all ages will enjoy.

Maria Jordan is a retired nurse and now teaches in PA.


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