A heartfelt children's tale describing the beauty of friendship and love. Includes a download card with unreleased music from Grammy-winning musician Ikey Owens!
A children's book for Valentine's Day, The Magic of We is not only a book for kids, but also adults, and especially music lovers. It includes unreleased music from Grammy-winning musician Ikey Owens's solo project, combining the magic of music and words to describe the amazing feeling of finding someone who "fits" you.
Poet and kindergarten school teacher Danielle Anderson-Craig was a longtime friend of organ and keyboard player Ikey Owens, best known as the accomplished musician and producer from the gold-record selling Mars Volta and platinum-selling Jack White band. Anderson-Craig wrote the book as an homage and a celebration of his life. The themes in The Magic of We are universal and span across any age range. Illustrated by Anderson-Craig's friend and fellow teacher Carly Dooling, The Magic of We is a Valentine's story--a tender tale of kindred spirits and blossoming friendship in which two children meet and are transported into a world where the ordinary becomes fantastic and the known becomes surreal as their shared experience creates unlimited imagination and play. The refrain "Being with you..." reverberates throughout the pages of detailed imagery, lush with color and imagination. It's a magical place that both kids and parents will recognize from their own experience of finding someone special.
Danielle Anderson-Craig graduated from the University of Southern California with an American Studies & Ethnicity/ Philosophy degree. Her work as an educator of primary school aged children spans over 15 years, teaching in California and Southern Thailand. Carly Dooling is an illustrator based out of Oakland, California. She attended the University of California, Santa Cruz and received a BFA in Fine Art. She currently works as a Montessori Preschool teacher.
Randolph Isaiah "Ikey" Owens was an American Grammy Award winning keyboardist and producer known for his work with The Mars Volta, Jack White and an array of bands from the Long Beach music scene.