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A world where anything is possible … and everything is magical

Delivering Dreams

Written and Illustrated by Lori Preusch

LITERARY AWARDS

 

INTERNATIONAL LITERACY ASSOCIATION-Best Children's Book of 2017 (primary fiction)

2017 INTERNATIONAL RUBERY AWARDS- Shortlisted for Best Children’s Book

2016 NAUTILUS BOOK AWARDS-Gold 

2016 MOONBEAM CHILDREN'S BOOK AWARDS-Best First Picture Book-Gold

2017 LOS ANGELES BOOK FESTIVAL-Best Children's Book 

2017 NEXT GENERATION BOOK AWARDS-Best Picture Book

2017 NATIONAL INDI EXCELLENCE AWARD-Picture Book (all ages)-Winner

2016 NEW APPLE ANNUAL BOOK AWARDS-Best Children's Picture Book

2016 NEW APPLE ANNUAL BOOK AWARD-Best Cover Design

2017 ERIC HOFFER AWARD-Children's Picture Book- First Runner Up 

2017 ERIC HOFFER AWARD-Grand Prize-Finalist

2017 ERIC HOFFER AWARD FIRST HORIZON AWARD-Finalist 

2016 FORWARD INDIES BOOK OF THE YEAR- Bronze

2017 IPPY-INDEPENDENT PUBLISHERS BOOK AWARD-Silver 

2016 LONDON BOOK FESTIVAL-Honorable Mention

2017 PURPLE DRAGONFLY BOOK AWARDS-Picture Book -First Place (tie)

 

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delivering dreams

One magical day, into the remotely quiet and peacefully serene world of one precocious little girl, comes a special delivery letter from her globe trotting Grandpa. The moment she opens that letter, she opens her heart and ponderings to the spectacular adventures, exotic worlds and unbounding thrills to come with every one of his wonderfully rich, wildly colorful and daringly adventurous tales.

Within no time, she is his kindred spirit of imagination and exploration, taking herself on flights of fancy sailing the white-capped waves of the salty seas, soaring into billowy clouds as a daring pilot and riding into gusty winds with teams of wild horses.

As his faraway world unfolds, it beckons this little girl to voyage far beyond her wildest dreams ...

 

Beyond a "children's book" - a timeless piece of art.

This is one of the most beautiful and touching stories (for readers of any age) that I have ever seen. Each page - each illustration is a story itself where you can get lost in the beauty and details. Teamed up with such a sweet story of love and adventure, it is a book that you will want to share with everyone you know. And for all of you that were "grandpa's girl" you need to get this to relive your own memories (but be warned, the end will make you cry, in all the best ways).

By Katiem on April 9, 2017  Amazon 

 

Beautiful book for all ages, you must experience it's magic!

Delivering Dreams is one of the most beautiful, enchanting books I have ever experienced. This is truly a masterpiece for all ages, young and old. The gorgeous paintings on each page beckon you into the magical world of a young girl, a world of all possibilities and endless imagination. The paintings alone are exquisite. And somehow, the author and artist of this masterpiece - Lori Preusch - adds the most beautiful, rhyming prose that perfectly match the energy of each image. This book is like no other and you must experience it's magic! It is so powerful that it sparked a dream to create a 'year of adventure' with my 10 yr old son, which we have begun. Come on, explore your wildest dreams and adventures! 

By EAK on December 12, 2016  Amazon

 

 

This book will, I am sure, become a classic. It tells the story of a young girl and her dreams that are ignited by her grandfather who travels the world. It is also a coming of age story and one that encourages us all to follow our dreams. Every household and library should have a copy. The illustrations are fabulous.

By Birch Creek on January 17, 2017  Amazon

 


A large, gloriously lavish book about a girl waiting for letters from her Grandpa. It’s about journeys, about strange, exotic places, beautifully illustrated with original images. The ties and love between the two generations shines out as the story is told in rhyme and the artwork clearly the product of a mature, gifted artist. This is a book that will reward frequent visits and remain fascinating to children of all ages (including grown-up children with a love for adventure and fantasy), offering up new insights and hidden delights the more you study it.

International Rubery Book Awards 2017

 

All Images © 1983-2017 Lori Preusch