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Infirmary of Beasts  

THE INFIRMARY OF BEASTS

Written and Illustrated By: Don Doyle
Publisher: Foursquare Books
2012
About …
The setting is an ancient land in a time when mythical beasts roamed the earth. Young Arthur and his foster brother Kai discover the magical Well of Healing and the cottage where Merlin conducts an infirmary for beasts. Artist Don Doyle tells this enchanting story with his words and his exquisite pen-and-ink illustrations. "This is a story for children of all ages," he says, "especially those of us who have been away from childhood for a long, long time."

Here's how The Cheshire Group Helped
"Without Dick Amsterdam and The Cheshire Press," states Don Doyle, "this book would have simply been a collection of pages out of an ink-jet-printer. Dick created the electronic files and uploaded them. Within six days I was holding my published book in my hands."

 

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My Grandmother Talks to Herself in the Mirror.  

MY GRANDMOTHER TALKS TO HERSELF IN THE MIRROR (but it's no reflection on me).

By Karen Till Vitale
Publisher: The Cheshire Press
2011
About …
When Maggie Ryan’s beloved grandmother is diagnosed with Alzheimer’s, the whole family is affected. As Maggie looks to starting high school, she begins to document the confusion around her in her journal—confusion that isn’t limited to Grandma. While Maggie is trying to understand what is happening to her grandmother, she is also coping with the fallout from her parents’ divorce. Why is her mother so short with Grandma? Why is her brother such a baby? And how can she best make sense of her own world and friends at school?

Here's how The Cheshire Group Helped
Karen Till Vitale, an elementary school librarian, dreamed of placing her own book on the library shelf. The Cheshire Press stepped up to help. We showed Karen how she could actually realize her dream. Then we worked with her to find the right stock photos for her book cover (it was actually Karen who discovered the main photo) and we designed the journal-style manuscript into a 148-page volume.

 

   
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Click on Hilda's Hamster Book  

THE ADVENTURES OF HILDA HAMSTER

By Belva Lee Hopkins with drawings by Kate
Publisher: The Cheshire Press
2011
About …
Being frightened by Rima, a large black dog, Hilda, Kate’s beloved hamster, flees by squeezing through a hole in the wall. Traveling through the interior of the wall and becoming hopelessly lost, she is suddenly captured by a troop of war-like Basement Mice and taken to their walled city. There they unceremoniously throw her into their jail, housing also a number of Attic Mouse war captives. She makes friends with the Attic Mice, and together they devise a plan. Will the plan work? What will become of Hilda? What will Kate do without her amusing pet?

Here's how The Cheshire Group Helped
Belva Lee Hopkins’s charming book was written when she came to The Cheshire Group. In fact, it had been written quite a while before because Hopkins didn’t know how to transform her story into a book. We designed the cover and the page layout, including a playful headline typeface and an engaging cover photo. The Hopkins’s daughter Kate supplied the charming illustrations which we inserted into the text with the author’s desired text-wraps. Finally we supplied the book in PDF form to the Hopkins’s chosen printer.

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Click on Abigail's Unicorn  

ABIGAIL'S UNICORN

By Nancy Parsons and Don Doyle
Publisher: Foursquare Books
2008
About …
The Boys and Girls Club Pet Show is coming fast, and Abigail finds herself without a suitable pet. It’s true that the family has a unicorn, but Abigail longs for a normal pet—a puppy or a kitten—to enter in the show. But at the last minute, the unicorn has to stand in as Abigail’s entry. This is what happens when you take a unicorn to a pet show.

Here’s how The Cheshire Press helped …
The creative team of Parsons and Doyle needed no help with writing or illustrating their children’s story, but when they were ready to publish they turned to The Cheshire Press to properly scan and size the two dozen line drawings and ensure the newly-designed book was ready for upload to the online printers. As well, we helped supply the ISBN and Library of Congress information. And finally, we placed ABIGAIL’S UNICORN on the author’s website, complete with PayPal ordering
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Click on The Geese Are Back  

THE GEESE ARE BACK

Written and illustrated by Nancy Pearl
Publisher: The Cheshire Press
2009
About …
Nancy Pearl's love has always been as a caregiver for the critically ill. However, when her children were young, and she was not gainfully employed as a nurse, she amused herself by writing this story about the geese. She also enjoyed painting with oils and most recently, watercolors.

She wanted to capture the feeling of Spring in the pond and her incredible exposure to nature. She has found that being one with nature is a great motivator for change and creativity.

Here’s how The Cheshire Press helped …
Author Nancy Pearl brought handwritten copy and a sheaf of watercolor illustrations to The Cheshire Group. From this raw material, we designed the text and cover that gave life and a professional cache to THE GEESE ARE BACK; this included the scanning of [number] of original watercolors and ensuring color consistency and integrity. With ISBN and Library of Congress numbers in place, we uploaded Pearl’s book to our online printer, and positioned the book for website ordering.

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Click on Papa's Red Britches  

PAPA'S RED BRITCHES
A Legend About North Reading

Written and illustrated by Nelda Rouillard
Publisher: Nelda A. Rouillard
About …
According to legend, the Upton family settled in North Reading, Massachusetts because of a chance meeting with a Native American named Wenepoykin and a most unique bargain.

Here’s how The Cheshire Press helped …
This is another case of an author/illustrator’s dream of publishing a children’s book, and once again, handwritten copy and a pile of watercolor illustrations torn right from spiral pads, were the materials presented to The Cheshire Press. We took the materials directly to the dream. Published in 1989, the book is now out of print.

 

 

 

 

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