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2505 Granville Street

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Vancouver, BC V6H 3G7

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"Luisa and the Magic Star" STORY TELLING and BOOK SIGNING.

"Luisa and the Magic Star" is a colourful new picture book that connects children to the value of friendship while recognizing Canada's achievements in space. Dr. Roberta Bondar, the first Canadian woman astronaut in space, exclaims, "Your book is delightful." Written and illustrated by Geraldine Santiago, the story book is intended to be a keepsake for generations of story-tellers and young readers.

What makes "Luisa and the Magic Star" a must-have for children's storybook collections is its focus on Canadian accomplishments in science and space. Canadiana is featured prominently in both poetry and illustrations throughout the story including the Canadian flag, maple tree, Canadarm (Canada's most famous robotic and technological achievement) along with guest appearance by Dr. Roberta Bondar.

The primary character, Luisa, is a curious young girl with an adventurous spirit and love for music. She begins a fictitional quest after finding an injured baby star which leads her through a series of attempts to help it return home. Along the way, Luisa learns about science as well as the true meaning of friendship.

"Luisa is a genuine and amiable character who is relatable to young readers," says Santiago. "She is inquisitive, can problem solve and shows creative thinking and strength in character by asking help from her mentor, Dr. Roberta Bondar." Santiago hopes that her story book creates an interest in science and music for children. In fact, the main character is based on her oldest daughter, Luisa, who learned to play the violin at the age of five, and is now enrolled in an engineering program at university.

Now available at Chapters Indigo in a soft cover print edition, "Luisa and the Magic Star" will certainly find its place in the Kids Need More Canada section promoting Canadian kids books by Canadian authors. Ideally suited for oung readers between the ages of 5-8 years old, it is also the perfect bedtime story to be told by parents and grandparents alike.

A book signing and story-telling of "Luisa and the Magic Star" will be held at 11am on Saturday, August 26th at 2017, at the Chapters Indigo bookstore located at 2505 Granville Street, Vancouver, BC with 50% of net profits from book sales being donated to the BC Children's Hospital Foundation.

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