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Holly Hill Press has released My Cape Cod Magic, an early reader written by Cape Cod residents Chris and J. Bean Palmer, author of the popular Little Cape Cod Witch chapter book series, and illustrated by award-winning artist Jenny Kelley. Written in a poem format, this book introduces children to reading through lavish illustrations, each one connected to a sentence from the poem.

My Cape Cod Magic arose from a visit with the Palmers’ granddaughter Emelia. The four-year-old expressed frustration at not being able to read. This gave Ms. Palmer an idea. “I had written the Little Cape Cod Witch magical adventures for middle-graders. It was clear Emelia loved beautiful pictures and rhyme and the rhythm of words. I think most kids do. I know I did. And I thought it would be helpful and fun to match an engaging poem with classic, picture-postcard images that iconically captured the Cape. When I was learning to read, the images really pulled me in, and I wanted this book to do the same.” The fact that her husband was a fourteenth-generation Cape Codder only strengthened her conviction in this project.

Jenny Kelley, the illustrator, is the art department head at Pope John Paul II High School in Hyannis, and holds a BFA in painting from the Rhode Island School of Design. Her paintings have appeared in Cape Cod Life and other publications, while her portraits and murals have been displayed from Massachusetts to Florida. She has also illustrated numerous children’s books.

“I tried to capture the moods of the different parts of the poem,” Kelley says. “The scenes in this book range from underwater swimming with lobsters to cranberry bogs to harvesting beach plums. The Palmers wanted something a little retro, that harkened back to illustrations of the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries, so I was excited to work on this.”

Numerous signing events have been scheduled across the Cape this summer. Ms. Kelley’s original artwork for My Cape Cod Magic will be shown at the Cape Cod Children’s Museum in Mashpee in July and August.

A portion of the proceeds of all sales of the book goes to the Cape Cod Cultural Center in Yarmouth for educational programs for children because, as Ms. Palmer said, “They do wonderful work and we want to help contribute to their mission with the book.”

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“My Cape Cod Magic” by J.  Bean and Chris Palmer is a nice book for beginner readers.  The words are large and simple enough to encourage a young reader, but with a poetic style that is interesting.

It is the illustrations in this book that are AMAZING, in my opinion.  The images were created by Jenny Kelley and are simply stunning.

I enjoyed this book and am truly impressed by the illustrations. My girls, (ages six and three) enjoyed the book, but it has not become one of their new favorites.

This book is a great selection for those people that love Cape Cod and wish to pass some of that “magic” on to their children.

My Cape Cod Magic is available (it is currently out of stock) at Amazon for $9.95

One lucky Mama Report reader will win a copy of My Cape Cod Magic for themselves.

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One winner will be selected using Random.org.  The winner will have 48 hours to respond or a new winner will be selected.  U.S. entries only.  This giveaway will end September 5th, 2011.

 

This post was written by Angela for The Mama Report.

 

I received the above mentioned products for review purposes, all opinions are my own.

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  1. It has been years since I have been to Cape Cod with my Mom. We used to take vacation to there together. I sure miss those times, at least I have the memories!

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  8. Ann Fudge Cluck says

    I have not been lucky enough to visit Cape Cod; however, I would love to some day. It is a beautiful place.

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  12. Julie Lynn Bickham says

    I have never had the chance to visit Cape Cod and I am only an hour away if that. I would love to spend a weekend in Cape Cod with my family. Maybe someday.

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  16. I have always had a wonderful time on Cape Cod. My husband and I go there to visit family every year. There is nothing like it. Always a good time 🙂

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  25. Roxanne Ellis Raymond says

    I live on Cape Cod and love it, have lived her all my life, love the ocean beaches, lighthouses, walking trails, everything! Its a very relaxing place to live

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  51. Janelle Ashton says

    I stayed for the long season on Cape Cod and loved it!
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  56. julie anne miller says

    I’ve never been, but hope to someday!!! I’ts beautiful!!

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  58. The last time I went to Cape Cod was when my first daughter was 9 months old. Now that she is 4 and has a 2 year old sister, I would love to take my girls. We love Cape Cod!
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    I have vacationed in Cape Cod many years ago and it is a magical place. I’ve always wanted to go back.

  99. I have never visited Cape Cod, but I have always heard it’s a beautiful place and I would LOVE to visit there one day ! Cute book !

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  137. Barbara Ruth says

    Spent two wonderful weeks in Falmouth in July. Coul not get enough of Chappy Beach! LOVE the Cape!! 🙂

  138. I have never been to Cape Cod, but would love to go!!

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  170. i only went to cape cod once but it was magical. When i was younger my aunts took me there we stayed in a vacation house and went whale watching me and my one cousin were the lucky ones we got to go twice. and while the one in the daytime was amazing the night watch was even better. It was truely amazing and one of the best times i’ve had.

  171. I love Cape Cod!!! We used to go every summer. I love the beach, the shopping, and the best is Sundae School for ice cream…so many memories!!!

  172. Benjamin Dopp says

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  173. We spent 3 weeks on the Cape in August, and I know my little boy would love this book!

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  176. I have not visited it there but would love to. Perhaps combine it with historic Boston would be a real treat. Thank you for this opportunity to win.

  177. Deborah Wallin says

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  178. Never been to Cape Cod. Went to Rhode Island coast 35 years ago, not a good memory. Cold, drizzley, September day.

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  181. I have not visited Cape Cod, but hope to someday.

  182. Bridget Connolly says

    We actually live in Boston MA so yes we go there often! My daughter LOVES the cape. In fact she calls it “my cape” She would love this book!

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