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The Fairy Tale Project is based on a children’s book written by author Dani Lynn and beautifully illustrated by award winning artist Jacklyn Laflamme.  

Broward County Main Library, Gallery 6, Ft. Lauderdale, FL, Opening Night, March 2010

Broward County Main Library, Gallery 6, Ft. Lauderdale, FL, Opening Night, March 2010

The F.T.P. began in March 2010 with a grant from the Art and Cultural Division of Broward County, Florida.  The unique combination of a fairy tale story told with words and art made the story come alive and has been very well received by children and adults alike.  Our goal is to promote reading by inspiring children’s imaginations.  We have been guests at a number of story time readings and art/ literature workshops throughout South Florida including a couple of interactive story time readings hosted by Radio Disney in 2011 for Simon Kidgits Club’s “Book Blast” who partnered with The Florida Department of Education’s “Just Read, Florida!” for a book drive in Miami-Dade and Broward county malls.

The FTP with Radio Disney, Miami/ 2011

The FTP with Radio Disney, Miami/ 2011

The fairy tale story is about Will, a city boy who goes to visit his Grandpa Otus out in the country in the small town of Astrophyllite. The story follows Will and Grandpa Otus on an adventure through a magical forest where they meet some delightful and some downright frightening creatures that teach them patience, to take time and enjoy life, and also give them the opportunity to face their fears, something they discover they are capable of through the power of love.

Robin the Rhyming Gnome, acrylic on canvas by Jacklyn Laflamme

Robin the Rhyming Gnome, acrylic on canvas by Jacklyn Laflamme

Review: “The Fairy Tale Project combines fantasy images with the written word. The visual language conveyed through artist Jacklyn Laflamme’s jewel colored illustrations takes the viewer into the pages of an imaginative journey.  I am thrilled to have been asked to take part in the Fairy Tale Project.  Folklore and fantasy should be part of every child’s picture book collection.”  – Dr. Timothy Leistner, Adjunct Professor, FL Atlantic University instructing courses in Children’s Literature and Language Arts and co-author of Exploring Language Arts through Literature: Birth-Grade 8 (Kendall-Hunt Publishing Group)

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Author Dani Lynn with Dr. Timothy Leistner.

Review:  “A children’s book author and an artist join forces to help children read, combining arts and crafts with literacy.  Children’s book author Dani Lynn and artist Jacklyn Laflamme want to take children through a magical forest to teach them the beauty of storytelling.  The duo will also offer book-reading workshops to schools and organizations.”  — Pamela DuQue, Miami Herald

Author and Artist prepare for opening night, Broward County Main Library, Ft. Lauderdale, March 2010.

Author and Artist prepare for opening night, Broward County Main Library, Ft. Lauderdale, March 2010.

Review:  Lighthouse exhibit explores a fairy-tale world of wonder. “I am just in love with them. The color is so vibrant and some are actually sparkly. They are so eye-catching and happy,” said Shannon Frezza, Curator, Lighthouse ArtCenter Museum & School of Art. –Marilyn Bauer, TCPALM/Florida’s Treasure Coast & Palm Beaches

Read more about The Fairy Tale Project Trilogy Book

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