Pekasus Publishing Company Launches Spark the Stone Man, the First Fantasy Book of a Series for All-Age-Readers and
Tuesday, February 15, 2011 Pekasus Publishing Company Launches Spark the Stone Man, the...
by Asya Pekurovskaya, Pekasus
Updated on: 2/15/2011
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Asya Pekurovskaya, who works for Pekasus, sent out a press release on Tuesday, February 15, 2011 to announce: "Pekasus Publishing Company Launches Spark the Stone Man, the First Fantasy Book of a Series for All-Age-Readers and
According to Asya Pekurovskaya, one is a seasoned post-modernist writer. The other two are Oscar nominees and British Academy Award recipients for animation. All three are Russian-born women engaged in a project of story-telling titled Spark the Stone Man.
Asya Pekurovskaya can be contacted by phone at 1 650 681?9703 for more information.
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One is a seasoned post-modernist writer. The other two are Oscar nominees and British Academy Award recipients for animation. All three are Russian-born women engaged in a project of story-telling titled Spark the Stone Man.
The book has started to garner high praise from reviewers. Here are some excerpts.
"...In its phantasmagorical scale it's perhaps in the same league as the fantasies by E.T.A. Hoffman. I am convinced that every reader of Spark will be impatiently waiting, as I am, for the arrival of every new book of the series." - Andrey Usachev, poet, children book writer, Moscow.
"...The illustrations and text are magical with a delightful old world ambiance. Humorous characters and a unique setting make this series stand out in a publishing world of cookie cutter fantasies." - Nancy K. Wallas, Youth Services Librarian and Book Reviewer, USA.
"The beauty of this bold creation consists in that we can never say for sure whether the hero is immersed in a wonderful dream or he experiences everything for real... He is omnipotent, as a witness, yet, as a dreamer he is powerless to change anything and his worst nightmare is his inability to act." - Oksana Bulgakowa, Professor of Film Studies at the Gutenberg University in Mayence, Germany.
"...'Spark the Stone Man' is a collection of short fables and children's stories from Asya Pekurovskaya who provides an intriguing twist on many concepts of fantasy with her own Lemon Drop Valley, with her own brand of magic and wonder. With unique and descriptive illustrations from Olga Titova, 'Spark the Stone Man' is a fine collection for younger readers." - Midwest Book Review, U.S.A.
"This cryptic, undying tale from a magical author will not disappoint either real children or the child in older readers, who wants (like Alice) a book with pictures, and conversation, and nonsense in it. Beautifully illustrated in full color, the art animates alien worlds that are new yet simultaneously familiar terrain, as the courageous and charming hero, Spark, is torn between Granite Mountain and Lemon Drop Valley. He encounters a variety of creatures of various temperaments, and, as in Lewis Carroll, the story has a philosophical component:
"But you do not look a bit like me," the King protested. "And besides, one can't become a double! A double is born a double, or he's no double at all!"
"This isn't quite so, Your Majesty," the Vizier responded. "If You start thinking of me as Your double, and I start thinking of You as my double, we will surely become one another's double. Mind over matter!" - Anne Gendler-Schmitt, Evanston, Illionois.
Spark the stone man is introduced as an inhabitant of a mysterious country situated at the foot of Granite Mountain. No matter how many countries of that sort are brought into being, there will be ever appearing new ones, because new fairy tale creators will be born again and again. Sometimes these countries will share common boundaries like "three countries that can't be found on a map" by Leo Kassil or like the Oz country by Frank Baum and the Emerald City by Alexander Volkov. And occasionally they may be distanced from each other, like Laputa and Hogwarts or like the kingdom of Bedlam and the Kingdom of Crooked Mirrors. However all mysterious countries have something in common: they exist in the very vicinity of its creator's home, perhaps, in their back yard - at a distance of one gander away from the window..." - Andrei Ustinov for "The New Life", San Francisco.
If you'd like to schedule an interview with the author, artist and/or movie director, please, contact Pekasus Publishing Company at Pekasus2011@gmail.com. Tel: 1 650 681-9703 (in America) or +49 7632 823011.
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