Jamaican Events

Book Launch – Children’s books from the creators of Cabbie Chronicles, November 28, 2015, Kingston

Book Launch
Ashanti Oasis Vegetarian Restaurant,
12 Braemar Avenue, Kingston 10
Saturday, November 28, 2015
4:00 pm – 6:00 pm

Magnus the Mongoose is a children’s book series borne and bred in Jamaica. It is a tale of Caribbean adventure full of culture, discovery and real pickney fun! Produced by the multi award winning team at Alcyone Animation, creators of the Caribbean’s first animated series Cabbie Chronicles, the book series is targeted at children aged 4-6 years (preschool to Grade 2).

The first book, Magnus the Mongoose Meets New Friends, serves to introduce the characters in the series and warns of the dangers of going off with strangers. The characters are relatable Caribbean children from various racial backgrounds. The second title, Magnus the Mongoose and the Litter Cow, due to be released early 2016, deals with the topical issue of littering and has been endorsed by NEPA and has the full support of JET so far. The series has garnered international attention most notably being featured in the April 2015 edition of Kidscreen Magazine, THE magazine for the Global Children’s Entertainment Industry and in CARICOM Today.

Alcyone Animation Limited is a full service animation and media production company that was founded in 2010. Its principals are Alison Latchman, writer/CEO, Anieph Latchman, Creative Director/COO and Marlo Scott, Art Director.

Paper back: 24 pages
Dimensions: 8.5” x 8.5” paper back
Retailers: Kingston Bookshop, Sangter’s Bookstore,
Bookophilia, The Craft Cottage, Kozy Korner Books,
Lee’s Pharmacy – Boulevard Supercentre and Red Hills Road.
Retailers Online: www.magnusthemongoose.com, Clickmarket.com, Amazon.com (kindle & print)
A preview of Magnus the Mongoose Meets New Friends is available on Kindle.

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