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Climate emergency!  Broken-winged fairies?  In a generation when childhood is a diagnosed disease, the fate of the worlds and its disappearing children lies in the hands of a young boy.  A new nanny brings questions.  Are the people around him serving his best interests, and what are their motives?  Through a magical book he learns about the other worlds, along the way, solving some of childhood's greatest mysteries. Like, where does The Tooth Fairy come from, and what does she do with all those teeth?  And where does the Easter Bunny get their chocolate eggs, and what exactly are bum nuts?
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Face Art, the most comprehensive face painting guide in the world.  You will find designs for children of all ages, and gender and lots of fun ideas for painting grown-ups.  Face Art is for anyone at any skill level, with over 100 photos for reference. It covers; materials, techniques for 10-30 second designs, split cakes, one stroke designs, folk art, ageing, bodypainting, brushwork, and sponge work all in one compact, 48-page book. 

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Humans have survived on over 4000 species of flora and fauna since we have existed on this planet.  Our current food system has us limited to 30, all monoculture-farmed and highly processed.
We can change this world overnight.  The solution comes in a simple but defiant act.  To consume ethically, support local economies, and learn how to grow, cook, and preserve food.
Even if you live in an apartment, one well-planted pot is both low maintenance and pure joy when you harvest some greens and flavourings or make a lovely homemade herb tea from your garden.

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Acknowledgements for

TickleTouch an Environmental  FairyTale

Thank you, Crystal Leonardi, for holding my hand over the finish line and helping me see this story through to publication. Alexandra Culley, my speech pathologist and creative concept's editor.  For the countless rereads, and the incredible knowledge you have shared over many years.  Graeme Henry, for your support to both Alex and I.  To my family, Gordon for his help with illustrations and Corin for my inspiration.  You are my oxygen.  I love you.  Thank you for your continued support, feedback and ideas, but primarily for your 'how to fix a fairy' skills.

To Juan, my hairy Argentinian Angel, for your graphics support and knowledge.  To Angie Sublime who, 30 years ago when I asked if I could use her computer to write a book, comically thinking I could do it in one afternoon, introduced me to Alex and countless others who pushed me along and kept me going. And to all the infinite friends who encouraged, read, edited, and gave their precious time to this project.  I am blessed by your existence in my life.

May the fairies be with you always love Chantal.

Reviews from focus group target read.

* The characters captivated me from the start.  Each time I had to put it down, I would be wondering what was going to happen next – I really wanted to know. Even though I think it’s directed at children (and my children LOVED it – they’re still talking about F.A.R.T.’s!), it definitely has appeal for adults as there was quite a lot of adult humour and “cynicisms” about society today.

* I loved the messages that the book had.  They were very simple and very well put across. It really made me think about what we do as humans as a whole, but also, what we can do as individuals to help each other and the environment. On a personal note, it gave me a “lightbulb” moment – hold no grudges. People make mistakes, but mistakes can be made right again.

* I’m so looking forward to reading the novel and finding out more about the characters and how they came to be.  I have a particular fondness for “King Grub” and “Zion the Lion”.

* This story will captivate children and educate the grown-ups! Magical, inspiring, funny, witty and educational! Loved it!

* Loved it! It was great humorous, positive and loved the characters!

* Can’t wait to see the mini-series, just wanted more!

* Clever, witty, socially relevant! Just brilliant!

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