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Local artist & author’s children’s book goes international

Local artist & author’s children’s book goes international

Illustrator/Artist Jodie McCallum and author John Wilkie have teamed up to develop one of the top selling children’s Christmas books in the world; “The First Christmas”.

Apple’s iTunes have included “The First Christmas” for downloading to all of their mobile devises, iPhone, iPod, and iPad, and it is being downloaded throughout the world. This e-book is interactive, as a child actress narrates the story and the various animals make animal noises when touched. To download the book, go to Apple’s iTunes and enter the title of the book. It is published by PicPocket Books.
The University of Findlay’s Mazza Museum, the largest museum in the world devoted to national and internationally recognized children’s book illustrators, is displaying the framed original cover artwork of this book. It is the first e-Book in the museum.
John and his wife Bonnie recently bought a home in Lakeside and reside there throughout the spring to autumn months. Jodie and her husband Grant live in Marblehead. Jodie has illustrated over 60 children’s books over the past 30 years. These books have been distributed throughout the United States and have been translated into several foreign languages and distributed internationally. The author and illustrator are grateful that they met in Marblehead and that their efforts have produced a book that is appealing to so many throughout the world.

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