Amanda’s book, Tommy Blue: A Jewel in the Forest”, is a beautifully bound hardcover with exquisite full-colour illustrations of Australian fauna and flora. A truly inspirational story of hope for the young at heart. The first edition sold out within 5 months, and the second edition is still selling strongly.
A selection of emails/notes Amanda has received:
“My son really loves the book and enjoys looking at the animals. Thank you again.” Emma
“I love Granny Annie reading me my own Tommy Blue!!” XX love Byron Bown
“Hi Amanda, my name is Jenni and l need to thankyou for the delightful story of Tommy Blue. My mum always called me Jenni-wren, so when l saw this book l thought it would be excellent for my granddaughter Matilda. Little did l realise what a powerful message you were sending out in the story until l read it. I am a believer in things will find the person that needs its most, in this case the message. Matilda is 3 years old and has Down Syndrome. I will always refer to Tommy Blue when things appear to be too much for her and she needs inspiration. Your story moved me so much that l really thought you should know that all your effort was worth it. Truly beautifully illustrated and written……” Jenni
“Everyone I have showed your beautiful Tommy Blue to, have just absoluately LOVED IT!!!” Trish
“Hi Amanda, Thank you for the gorgeous book! Congratulations on producing such a beautiful story. Isaiah loved it, and he was fascinated with all the pictures and pointing out the different animals. I read it to myself though, I thought it was very meaningful. Really special of you to sign it for us too (it will be worth millions later hehehehe!)” Julia
“Hi Amanda, I was thrilled to meet you on Sunday at Montrose and now want to comment on how much my great grand-daughter loved her book. I showed my copy to two of my close friends and one is very good at painting herself and both of them loved it and will buy a book each. We all love the little story and your delightful illustrations. All the very best with sales and in your future.” Anne
“A very belated thank you for posting the books – they truly are gorgeous!!! I love your poetic writing and the way you catch the expressions on the birds and animals faces in such a real and endearing way, and your vibrant colors… Thanks so much for sharing your gift!!” Christine
“Hi Amanda, I read & enjoyed your very touching& beautiful book,& wanted to wish you well for the launch tomorrow. Much love,” Marguerite
“Hi Amanda, Thank you for these beautiful books. What a gift God has given you! Many blessings,” Janice
“I loved your book so much I ordered one for each of my five children so they can read them to their children. I pray that your book may be a blessing to many adults as well as children over the coming years. Blessings,” Jeannie
“Your book ‘Tommy Blue’ is a shear delight. Well done You have a wonderful gift. I trust it sells really quickly & well.” Dorothy
“Hello Amanda, Thankyou so much for the books. They arrived yesterday and I just love it!!! Tommy Blue is delightful – it is heartwarming and made me smile. Everything about it is wonderful – I hope you’re pleased with the finished product. It is amazing and I will be ordering more!!” Bonnie
After a terrible bushfire destroys his forest home, a little blue wren named Tommy Blue is blown by a powerful wind to a far away forest. Grieving the loss of his home and family he desperately strives to be noticed by the birds and animals he meets along the way. But the more he strives, the more insignificant he feels. Suddenly, in the darkness of night, a surprising encounter changes his life forever.
To order advance copies, please contact
Amanda directly. The hardcover book is $20 plus $5 postage. 2 copies posted $45.
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