Bluey’s grand uncle Festivus the Party Dragon has a very important announcement. To celebrate this Christmas season the price of Bluey’s Magical Adventure has been dropped to $10.00! This includes free shipping within Australia. All you have to do is email the author, Ken Mackay at firstname.lastname@example.org – tell him how many books you want, who the book is for. He will sign the book and include a free bookmark. Please provide your mailing address as well. Ken will issue an invoice prior to shipping your order.
Alternatively jump on Amazon Australia and order a book or two for gifts to put under the Christmas tree! Their price is $14.95 with free shipping.
Note, the price of the eBook and hardcover editions overseas have also been reduced.
Exciting news! Bluey’s Magical Adventures is now available as a Paperback on Amazon USA; France; Germany; Italy; Spain and Japan.
The formatting for international markets has taken many months due to the number of magical colored illustrations that drift onto and off various pages. So finally, the book can be purchased in each of these markets by anyone who wants to give the book as a gift or just for those readers who love fully illustrated dragon fantasy fiction.
Bluey’s Magical Adventures is also available on Kindle or similar devices in each of those markets plus via Amazons lending library in India and China
Jules, an 8 year old boy who lives in Victoria, has made an amazing video review of the book. Unfortunately this blog post wont support videos so I have up loaded his review to the Bluey Facebook page.
Bluey’s Magical Adventure – a book review by Amelia, Sam, and George who live in France:
“Here are our impressions. The book cover is beautiful and really makes you want to read the story!! We have noticed your beautiful illustrations, they are amazing and make the story live! The story line is great, the characters are inspiring, and the adventures are magical!!!
to describe the adventures and all the characters is amazing and very detailed.
We loved our characters and felt they reflected our personalities which was
very clever of you. (Authors note – in the book Amelia is Melie
dragon, Sam is her singing dragon spider and George is a mischievous shapeshifting
Amelia’s favorite concept was the dragon mail.
Sam’s favorite part of the book: The rescue of Papa Smok.
George’s favorite part of the book was when Barry came back to life.”
This book is
about a little dragon named Bluey, who goes on an adventure to rescue his
family and defeat the evil dragon. This book is set in Tasmania – it’s nice to
read a book set in Australia.
I liked all
of the characters, especially Uncle Chin, because they used teamwork to do good
things. It was well written because it was easy to read and had interesting
descriptions. I really liked the illustrations – they were amazingly drawn.
They helped to visualise what was going on in the story. The plot had lots of
exciting twists and I couldn’t wait to see what happened next.
I wish that
the book was longer; I enjoyed it so much I didn’t want it to end. I would love
to know more about the world and the creatures that live there.
I think this
book is suitable for ages five to fourteen – it is gentle and suitable enough
to read to younger children but it is still exciting enough for young teens. I
would recommend this book to people who like fantasy, adventure, and also
people who like animals. I am really glad I got to read it.
Sam aged 9.5 yrs has sent me this review of Bluey:
“Therese and I read ‘Blueys Magical Adventure’ over the Christmas holiday’. We loved it and really enjoyed the unusual friends that Bluey has. I couldn’t pick a favourite as I liked them all. I love magic and the things everyone could do in the book were amazing. Thank you for writing Bluey and I loved the drawings. I hope there is another book about Bluey”.
A full page article about Bluey was published in today’s Sunday Newspaper. I have posted this article to Bluey’s Facebook page.
Successful book launches have now been held in Canberra and Launceston. Each one saw an enthusiastic crowd attend which resulted in good book sales. Paperchain in Canberra now stocks the book as does Petrarch’s and Fullers in Tasmania. On line sales via Amazon are also picking up as the word gets out the Bluey’s Magical Adventure is attracting an audience from 6 to 96 years old.
Next launch is tomorrow at the St Helen’s History Room among their dragons. It should be a lot of fun as Mrs. P. Hamster is making a surprise appearance.
Congratulations to you both it is plain wonderful and the
artwork so engaging. Definitely a book
for adults too! You are very clever. I’m sure it will become a Tasmanian and
Australian ‘Classic’. It is a wonderful addition to Tasmanian life and the
arts and how beautiful for all children.