When her artwork comes to life one summer vacation, young Posy meets a friendly turtle with big dreams and extraordinary friends. Be part of their search for treasures of the heart. Solve riddles to help them make progress to a creative culture inside the Realm.
A coastal path takes nine-year-old Posy to a paintbox in a treehouse art studio where she paints a lucky turtle to give her younger sister Belle who is in the hospital. The friendly turtle has big dreams. Life’s been more fun ever since.
The illuminated story, art mystery, luxury graphic journey inside art and allegory is told from a child's-eye view with touches of humor and memoir by visionary Rosette Gault. Savor nearly 150 color plates/photos, map, lore, 36 chapters set by a nature preserve near Fortune's Rocks, Maine, 304 pages and media tie-in delight for the soul of any age. ISBN 978-1-952060-11-3
This story changed my definition of magic.
Dwellers in the Realm dared me to forget them. I lost that bet.
There is no book to compare. If you mix the best of Emily Carr’s Book of Small, Antoine de Saint-Exupéry’s The Little Prince and the Disney movie Fantasia, be careful.
Expected release of first print editions in Maine May 2022. Will be available at select locations in Maine
ISBN: 978-1-952060-10-6 First Edition First Printing All Color 120 Plates Limited Edition Signed and Numbered Pre-Order with Dust Jacket while supplies last, BY ORDER on the artists newsletter 2022. $149.99 USD
ISBN 978-1-952060-11-3. COMPACT Color Edition (5.5 x 7 in) estimated retail USD $55.00
ISBN: 978-1-952060-20-5 LARGE PRINT Family Edition (8 x 10.4 in) estimated Retail 99.99 USD
ISBN: 978-1-952060-17-5 Friends of the Realm, a coloring book (24 p. 8.5 x 11" BW) has been added to the collection. $11.99 USD
wanderlust, summer; art; music; nature; magic turtle; owl; Fortune’s Rocks; Maine; fantasy; diversity; multicultural; generational; lore; media-tie in; vacation; artist’s childhood memoir, magical realism; families, beach; treasure; treehouse; values; virtues; faith; trust; empathy; compassion; Posy’s; Posy, Rosette Gault
ART016010 | Art | Individual Artists | Artists Books, JUV051000 | Juv Fiction | Imagination and Play, JUV45000 | Readers | Chapter books, CGN004060 | COMICS & GRAPHIC NOVELS / Media Tie-In
Order the first print edition your select art bookstores in Maine and Washington State which which will be linked here. Online order is limited to the bookstores/gift stores listed here very soon or the art studio.
PRE-ORDER are about to be announced to mailing list.
Daydream at the Artist's Desk Sample (an animated music painting) from page 19 in the story: Preview p 19