Now Available - a Canadian-themed Children's Picture Book with Book Signing on August 26, 2017
VANCOUVER, Aug. 8, 2017 /CNW/ - "Luisa and the Magic Star" is a colourful new picture book that connects children to the value of friendship while recognizing Canada's achievements in space. Dr. Roberta Bondar, the first Canadian woman astronaut in space, exclaims "Your book is delightful." Written and illustrated by Geraldine Santiago, the story book is intended to be a keepsake for generations of story-tellers and young readers.
What makes "Luisa and the Magic Star" a must-have for children's storybook collections is its focus on Canadian accomplishments in science and space. Canadiana is featured prominently in both poetry and illustrations throughout the story including the Canadian flag, maple tree, Canadarm (Canada's most famous robotic and technological achievement) along with a guest appearance by Dr. Roberta Bondar.
The primary character, Luisa, is a curious young girl with an adventurous spirit and love for music. She begins a fictional quest after finding an injured baby star which leads her through a series of attempts to help it return home. Along the way, Luisa learns about science as well as the true meaning of friendship.
"Luisa is a genuine and amiable character who is relatable to young readers," says Santiago. "She is inquisitive, can problem solve and shows creative thinking and strength in character by asking help from her mentor, Dr. Roberta Bondar." Santiago hopes that her story book creates an interest in science and music for children. In fact, the main character is based on her oldest daughter Luisa, who learned to play the violin at the age of five, and is now enrolled in an engineering program at university.
Now available in English and French at Indigo Chapters and other fine bookstores in a soft cover print edition, "Luisa and the Magic Star" is ideally suited for young readers between the ages of 5-8 years old. It is also the perfect bed time story for 1-5 year olds to be read by parents and grandparents alike.
A book signing and story-telling of "Luisa and the Magic Star" will be held at 11am on Saturday, August 26, 2017 at the Indigo Chapters bookstore located at 2505 Granville Street, Vancouver, BC with 50% of the profits from book sales being donated to the BC Children's Hospital Foundation.
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About Geraldine Santiago
Geraldine Santiago is an artist from Vancouver, British Columbia. She is recognized for her bold use of colours in her paintings and illustrations. Ms. Santiago is also a published author in real estate reference books and is a Realtor with RE/MAX. She is actively involved in "REALTORS Care®," a national program that unites charitable work done by the realtor community in Canada. This is her first children's story book with a sequel planned titled, "The Star Thief." Available now, "Luisa and the Magic Star" is available at Indigo Chapters and other fine book stores https://www.chapters.indigo.ca/en-ca/books/luisa-and-the-magic-star/9781770849358-item.html?ikwid=Luisa+and+the+magic+Star&ikwsec=Home&ikwidx=0. Follow us @LuisaAndTheMagicStar and like us on Facebook and visit http://www.luisaandthemagicstar.com/ for book reviews, learning skills and an opportunity to meet the author. eBook coming this Fall.
BC Children's Hospital Foundation Legacy Project for "Luisa and the Magic Star"
When the author's daughter, Luisa, was only five days old she was rushed to the BC Children's Hospital with a serious, potentially life threatening viral infection. Their skilled staff, nurses and doctors were able to provide critical services that resulted in full recovery. In recognition of their efforts, a legacy has been established by the author where 50% of book profits are being donated to the BC Children's Hospital Foundation. For more about this organization follow @bcchf or visit www.bcchf.ca.
A preview of "Luisa and the Magic Star" is accessible at
https://spaces.hightail.com/space/ivakVyEaor, Access code: 1996. Book images, reviews, photos and logos are available for download.
SOURCE Geraldine Santiago
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