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← $0.00 [ Secrets of the Magic Ring ] ↑ Ebook By Karen McQuestion ❯ ← $0.00 [ Secrets of the Magic Ring ] ↑ Ebook By Karen McQuestion ❯ The eagerly anticipated sequel to Celia and the Fairies When nine year old Paul explores the hole dug for his backyard swimming pool, he discovers a box containing a ring a ring that turns out to be magical Moments later, a mysterious boy shows up demanding the ring luckily, Paul s trusty dog, Clem, scares him away To keep the ring safe, Paul hides it in his pillow case, where, to his horror, it s discovered by his mother, who loans it to his Aunt Vicky Things get even stranger when Vicky, a nonswimmer, falls into the now finished pool and discovers that her greatest secret wish has been granted she can swim As the ring gets passed around and wishes are made, a wild series of talents and circumstances threaten to turn their lives upside down forever But Jasmine, a fairy of the woods, has an idea and if everyone cooperates, she just might be able to put an end to the shenanigans and return their lives to normal Wildly original and full of vibrant, chaotic imagination, Secrets of the Magic Ring is proof of the old adage Be careful what you wish for Karen McQuestion Interviews Illustrator Vincent Desjardins Karen McQuestion True confession before I knew for sure that you d be doing the artwork for my book, I secretly stalked your website and blog and was so impressed The examples of your work show very diverse styles How did you become so versatile Vincent Desjardins I think in order to compete in today s competitive illustration market, an illustrator needs to be adaptable But actually I think any versatility that I may have achieved is probably due to my career long search for a style I d heard over and over again how important it is to develop a personal style and worried that my work was too all over the map. I ve been doing my work digitally for over 20 years, where it s much easier to explore and take risks If you make a mistake you can undo it, and you can save multiple versions of the same image There are so many different illustrators that have influenced me that I often find myself creating challenges to see if I can do something in their style. KM When my editor told me you were available to do the illustrations for Secrets of the Magic Ring, I was over the moon thrilled How did you prepare for the project VD First off, I read the manuscript straight through Then I went back over it for a second pass and underlined all of the passages that I felt had visual potential When your editor forwarded me one of your emails where you said you were a fan of N.M Bodecker, the illustrator of Edward Eager s books, I checked out all of his books so I could study the illustrations Bodecker has a wonderful style He was especially good at using patterns and stylizing things like trees and plants. KM With publishers tightening their belts, fewer middle grade books are now illustrated What are your thoughts on this VD Of course, this is something that directly affects my profession, so as an illustrator it makes me sad As an avid reader of children s middle grade fiction, it also saddens me, especially when I browse the books in our library s children s classics section and I see the beautiful pen and ink illustrations that filled so many of the books from the 1940s, 50s, and 60s. I know that when I was a child, I would always go for the books that had pictures in them When starting a book, I would look at all of the pictures first because then I found it fun to search for the accompanying text while I was reading When I would get to the text that was being illustrated, I would always go back and forth between the picture and the text to see how the artist interpreted the author s words I still do that. KM Do you draw from memory VD Not entirely I usually do a rough layout sketch of where I want the figures placed, and then I use various types of guides to help me flesh things out For example, I will often search for images of plants and animals to use as drawing aids Sometimes I will even search for things like women s hairstyles For the dog, Clem, in Secrets of the Magic Ring, I looked at photographs of a breed of dog called an otterhound For filling in simple background details for example, the objects you might see in a laundry room I usually just use my imagination and memory. A Look Inside Secrets of the Magic Ring Click on thumbnails for larger images Not so fast, Grammy said, entering the clearing. Celia and Paul sat in the shade of the Triple Trees eating a picnic lunch. So this is what it felt like to fly. The fairy girl, Jasmine, watched the party and puzzled over the turn of events. I simply fell in love with the story Celia and the Fairies, and Secrets of the Magic Ring is a delightful sequel, although it is also a wonderful stand alone story I continued to be surprised and thrilled as Pauls story unfolded, especially when it took turns that I didnt anticipate Just when I was sure that it could not possibly end well, the cleverness of a nine year old saved the day This is an adventure that is sure to appeal to both boys and girls, and I cant wait to read it to my students Stacy Romanjuk, Fourth Grade Teacher at Hart Ransom School in Modesto, California Secrets of the Underground Watch Full Episodes More Secrets Official Site Episodes, Get Behind Scenes, Meet Cast, and much Stream FREE with Your TV Subscription Secret Definition Secret by Merriam Webster secrets universe one nature s greatest See Recent Examples on Web Adjective And from secret weapon behind Jolie va voom volume to flat iron that practically does all work for you, here Babaii reveals his three standout favorites Best Relationships Life The biggest strain a relationship isn t kids or lack sex, even ubiquitous scapegoat called no communication It everything balled up into problem Place Keys Igniting Personal Time With God Bob Sorge shipping qualifying offers This book has purpose fuel your passion place Divided short chapters Dead PBS is part detective story, true life drama unearths evidence around world, challenging prevailing ideas throwing fresh light unexplained events The Wikipedia best selling self help Rhonda Byrne, based earlier film same name law attraction, which claims thoughts can change world directly sold million copies worldwide been translated languages SECRETS OF THE GREAT PYRAMID REVEALED AT LAST For , years, Great Pyramid stood like giant Goliath defying anyone learning its Only Stone Cut Out Without Hands Daniel knock it down enable us look at hidden chambers within vast depth Peter Tompkins, Livio Catullo Stecchini Recounts fascinating discoveries made explorers, adventurers, scientists about Cheops Six Wives Re aired August Add Favorites Travel historian Lucy Worsley back Tudor court witness some most dramatic moments in lives Henry VIII takes you beyond limits reality rich immersive experience where connect others, while engaging sensesA Scattered Life Kindle edition Karen McQuestion A Download once read device, PC, phones tablets Use features bookmarks, note taking highlighting reading Flash Forward Incubator Magenta Foundation Flash Program dedicated supporting emerging artists high school setting, earliest stages their career While proposing new exciting model arts education funding, prepares students next phases artistic careers Secrets of the Magic Ring

 

    • Secrets of the Magic Ring
    • 2.2
    • 128
    • $0.00
    • 158 pages
    • Karen McQuestion
    • English
    • 25 April 2017

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