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Thursday, October 2, 2008

Rose's Garden

My FableVision Team just put the finishing touches on the animated "Telefable" version of my new story "Rose's Garden." My good friend, colleague, and children's book author/artist, John Lechner, lent his directorial and artistic direction to the project.

Rose Kennedy Greenway park grand opening is this weekend. Tonight we'll be unveiling the telefable at the kick-off gala. Senator Kennedy might be there if he is feeling up to it. Caroline Kennedy will be there - as well as 350 other guests. A high school student, Jennifer Sanchez, from Boston, will be reading the story live to the audience. The story is dedicated to Rose Kennedy. The character in my book is also named Rose, but she is really based on the spirit of the park. The mission of the Greenway is to bring diverse neighborhoods together, to provide a wondrous place to pause and reflect in the midst of a busy city, a place that took vision and patience, creativity and hard work to make real. My story weaves these together and encourages those who read it to bring more color to their own neighborhoods.

There will be a book version coming - but probably not until Spring of 2010. Such is the reality of traditional publishing. My experience though is that when you do what you love and love what you do - time flies.


TJ Shay said...

I love the look of the Teapot and Rose as they are both beautiful. But, I especially LOVE the art of the water. The color, the waves...

I can't wait to see the telefable!

diane said...

Your illustrations always make me smile - that's incredibly valuable in today's world.

This looks like a graceful tribute to a strong woman who was lovely in every way.

(BTW thanks for sharing your taxi with me in San Antonio!)

Stacy Curtis said...

Peter, was there some plans to put a sculpture in that park of a teapot (perhaps?) that is similiar in tribute to the ducks in the park featured in Robert McCloskey's "Make Way for Ducklings"?

Or did I dream that?

Peggy Healy Stearns said...

Congratulations, Peter and John! The art is charming, beautiful, inspiring! I hope that as I write, you are enjoying the exciting gala. And I can't wait to see the telefable and the book.

micheleh said...

The style and color of the Teapot and Rose are delightful and full of whimsy and adventure. Thank you for sharing!

Cello said...

Peter, I just wanted to say I have been following your work ethic for awhile and it really inspired me to finally follow my own dreams. I wrote and illustrated my own Childrens storybook and I don't think I could have done it if it wasn't for seeing and meeting people like yourself. Thanks for the indirect inspiration you have given me. The name of the book is Karate Cat and my blog documents the entire making process. Best of all, it is up on Just search for Karate Cat to see my book, and I hope you like what you see. I wish you continued success. Thanks again!

Maribeth Bush said...

Peter, I love your "Rose's Garden" story, and the animated "Telefable" version is wonderful - very fun and whimsical! I love your use of color (as always) - and you and John did a fabulous job with the touches of animation. Bravo!