New York, New York, September, 2016.
N & J Publishing and The Magical Tales - Family Traditions series of children's gift books are the creation and brainchild of Patricia Cardello. The idea came out of Patricia’s love for children and the magic that childhood inspires.
A stay at home mom while her children were toddlers, Patricia’s idea took root during her annual 4:30 P.M. Christmas Eve Santa Dust walks she would take with her children.
Her Santa Dust walks became a tradition in her family and her neighborhood and took on a life of their own. Each child sprinkling their magical Santa Dust in the hopes of guiding Santa and his reindeer directly to their home. Never fail – Santa would arrive to squeals of delight the next morning.
With her love for children’s literature; Patricia decided to write a series of children’s books that would encourage and inspire her children. Her first book: The Magical Tale of Santa Dust - A Christmas Tradition became a best seller and an instant tradition in homes across the country.
Her second gift book The Magical Tale of Easter Bunny Dust - An Easter Tradition was introduced in January 2015 and her Halloween gift book was introduced in September 2015. In 2016 Patricia introduced her 4th in The Magical Tales series The Magical Tale of the Friendship Dreidel - A Chanukah Tradition and in 2017 she will introduce a Birthday Traditions book.
Each book is incased inside a beautiful gift box with one pouch of magic. Her Christmas and Easter gift books encourages children that they must “Believe - to Receive”. Her Halloween gift book teaches children to be Brave - that in life “there is nothing to fear but fear itself” and her Chanukah gift book teaches children “Friendship”. That it doesn’t matter what a persons religion is - friendship grows out of mutual respect and shared interests.
Published by N & J Publishing in New York, The Magical Tales, by Patricia Cardello, are available nationally at Sears, Hallmark Cards, Barnes & Noble, Amazon as well as hundreds of stores across the country and Canada; all stores are listed online at www.themagicaltales.com. Each gift book retail for $19.95.
About the Author
Patricia is the owner and CEO of N & J Publishing. She is also a professional actress, writer, entrepreneur and fledgling filmmaker and resides with her family in New York City. Patricia travels around the country each Christmas season spreading the magic of Santa Dust and The Magical Tale of Santa Dust - A Christmas Tradition.
Manuela Soriani; Illustrator
Manuela Soriani is a professional illustrator who lives and works in Italy. She has worked on numerous children's books, puzzle stories, mobile applications, eBook illustrations, animated videos. She is known for her powerful and detailed artwork that falls between the world of realism and fantasy. Manuela has illustrated the entire Magical Tales series.