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Publication day for The Magic Ball of String!

In association with Richmond Publishing we are delighted to announce that today is publication day for The Magic Ball of String, a beautiful picture book written by young Sydney resident, seven-year-old Chelsea Hardi.

Chelsea was born to tell stories and narrates them to her mother, Irina, before going to sleep every night. She has always been in love with Russian fairytales which comforted her when at the age of four and a half, suffering from pneumonia, she was in hospital in Moscow for an extended period.  It was during this difficult time that, influenced by those fairytales, she created the first version of The Magic Ball of String, telling it to her mother who wrote it down for her. Since then, the story has evolved through the normal editing process, which Chelsea was fully a part of, to become a fresh and charming tale of adventure, family love, the power of kindness, and the unexpected magic of a certain ball of string.

With beautiful pictures by acclaimed international illustrator Olya Badulina, this book is one that children and families across Australia will take to their hearts.

Richmond Publishing is delighted to be publishing the book in association with award-winning children’s book publisher Christmas Press, which is promoting and marketing the book across its networks.  And Christmas Press is delighted to be working in association with Richmond Publishing on the release of this very special book which so exemplifies the magic of stories in the lives of children.

The book is distributed by Peribo.

Watch the beautiful trailer for the book here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fm1yPC0tOvk

Chelsea with her book
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Audiobook of Princess Hayley’s Comet now available!

We are very pleased to announce that the delightful audiobook of Rebecca Fung and Kathy Creamer’s chapterbook, Princess Hayley’s Comet, is now available to buy at lots of online audiobook retailers, not only in Australia, but all over the world! Below is the full list of retailers where you can purchase the book, along with direct links to the book on their sites. And if you buy it and enjoy it, please do leave a review on the retailer’s site, or on your social media and tag us!

The book is narrated by Aimee Smith, sound design and editing is by Gio Sancho and production is by Spineless Wonders Audio.

Authors Direct: https://shop.authors-direct.com/products/princess-hayleys-comet

Booktopia: https://www.booktopia.com.au/princess-hayley-s-comet-rebecca-fung/audiobook/9781667045900.html

Google Play: https://play.google.com/store/audiobooks/details/Rebecca_Fung_Princess_Hayley_s_Comet?id=AQAAAEC8mD_YkM

Kobo: https://www.kobo.com/us/en/audiobook/princess-hayley-s-comet

Scribd: https://www.scribd.com/audiobook/521146227/Princess-Hayley-s-Comet

Chirp: https://www.chirpbooks.com/audiobooks/princess-hayley-s-comet-by-rebecca-fung

Nook: https://www.nookaudiobooks.com/audiobook/1049552/Princess-Hayley-s-Comet

Libro: https://libro.fm/audiobooks/9781667045900

Apple: https://books.apple.com/us/audiobook/id1582297871

Storytel: https://www.storytel.com/se/sv/books/2647362