The Magic of Maxwell and His Tail by Maureen Stolar Kanefield
Everyone has magic, but sometimes you have to search to find out what it is. That’s what Maxwell Mouse had to do. And he discovered that what he thought was something very bad was actually something very good, indeed.
The Magic of Maxwell and His Tail is more than just a charming, wonderfully illustrated story. With childlike innocence, it presents an inspiring motivational model for youngsters—especially gifted kids and those with special needs—to take another look at themselves and recognize their unique gifts. It shows them how to see beyond what appear to be limitations and appreciate them as positive attributes that will help them to soar.
“This book has it all! My second grade class has enjoyed it every time we have read it, and it is a book they read in groups during every free minute in the
day. 5 BIG stars!!!” — Yvonne Mullen, Huntley Elementary School
Here are just a few reasons your customers will want to read The Magic of Maxwell and His Tail and you will want to stock the book:
The book is an entertaining way to teach children to accept their differences. It creates a fun way to build a positive classroom environment.
The themes in this book spark conversations about bullying, anxiety, self-awareness, and acceptance of your unique and special gifts by searching inside.
Maxwell is an inspiring model for youngsters—especially gifted kids and those with special needs—to take another look at themselves and recognize their unique gifts as attributes and not limitations.
If you loved Horton Hears a Who, Giraffes Can’t Dance, or Tacky the Penguin, you’ll love The Magic of Maxwell and His Tail.
A portion of the proceeds from this book will be used to support Special Kids Network and other nonprofit organizations.
“I shared this with a few of the little ones and they immediately fell in love with Maxwell (one of the most asked for stories to date). In fact, it made them start looking at things about each other that are different, too.” — Meghan Hyden
The Magic of Maxwell and His Tail
by Maureen Stolar Kanefield
32 pages, hardcover
Retail Price: $16.99
Publication date: December 2014
Publisher: Magic Tale Press
Book website: http://www.magicalmaxwell.com
Awards: Mom’s Choice Gold Award 2014, Next Generation Indie Book Finalist 2015
Award-winning author Maureen Stolar Kanefield attributes her inspiration for writing the first Maxwell book to her personal philosophy. She believes that children should be surrounded with opportunities of all kinds at all levels. “They should seek and find what interests them, and most importantly, they must have the confidence to rise above anything that impedes their dreams,” Maureen suggests.
Maureen received the Mom’s Gold Choice Award in 2014 and was a finalist in the 2015 Next Generation Indie Book Awards. As a member of the Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators, Maureen has gained an added respect for the children’s book industry. With the publication of her first children’s book, The Magic of Maxwell and His Tail, she brings to the forefront a message that all children should hear. That message is to accept life’s challenges and find the strength, or magic within you, to achieve your dreams.
Maureen lives in Chicago, her base for advocating on behalf of children for enhanced educational experiences. Maureen is an active volunteer and advocate for the Special Kids Network and First Tee Organization.
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Able-bodied, book smart, people-friendly, industrious, technologically savvy, part-time employee willing to work for peanuts and a few perks.
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Sometimes you even go to offsite sales where you must not only find the location, but you must lug books in to the site, conduct sales involving making change from a cash box, and then repack the remaining books to lug back to the store. Once back, the sales must be reported and books accounted for.
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That ad makes me want to work in a bookstore!