||Jan 1, 2008
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Do you believe in leprechauns?
Little Laura does. That is, until her
friends tell her that they aren’t real.
But Laura doesn’t give up so easily.
She decides to write the wee folk
to find out for herself. When two tiny
leprechauns pay Laura a visit, she has
a St. Patrick’s Day that she’ll never forget!
Bran Ferren--Applied Minds, Inc., Walt Disney Imagineer
Laura and the Leprechauns is a special children's book by Amber T. Kingston, one of those rare people who has mastered both the illustrative arts and the written word. The story takes the reader on a magical journey through the wondrous world of clever but mischievous leprechauns, who, after being summoned by young Laura, take her into the fantasy of a lifetime. Charming llustrations
illuminate the story and bring Laura’s enchanted world to life.
Richard R. Blake, Book Store Owner
In this imaginative story “Laura and the Leprechauns” Amber T. Kingston has captured the magic of the enchanting world of leprechauns. Appropriate for reading during any season, the story will soon be a St. Patrick’s Day favorite. Amber is gifted both in visual and written communication skills. The vibrant colors of her stunning illustrations help bring Laura’s story to life. Amber has used a technique of overlaying her beautiful paintings over magnificent photographs that depict the bushes and hedgerows used as hiding places for the leprechauns. Twelve of the pages feature sparkling glitter. This feature will enhance the creative imagination of the young reader and add to the sparkle and magic of the moment. The story was inspired by the imagination of a seven year. Amber takes the reader on amazing journey to make a Laura’s wish come true. The narrative and word choice is age appropriate. The illustrations and accompanying dialog convey the innocence of children, the charm of their facial expressions, and the feeling of emotions. The book is reminder to young and old that anything is possible when you believe hard enough. “Laura and the Leprechauns” is a timeless story of belief in Leprechauns. I am confident that the book is destined to become a classic in children’s literature. It is a book that will endure time, should be added to school libraries, and makes a perfect gift of any occasion.
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