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Sparky the Wonderfish: A story of how love creates magic
Written & Illustrated by Gillian Lee Hutshing
Sparky  Events  Newsletter    October  2009!

Dear Friends of Sparky,

Last month's events were great... the Barnes & Noble at The Grove reading & signing for over 200 kids was awesome!  We also previewed the NEW SPARKY COSTUME!  The children, and their parents LOVED it!  Sparky shook hands and engaged in much merriment!!! (Photos on My Blog).

The WEHO Book Fair in West Hollywood, California was very successful and fun! For this event, no one could wear the NEW Sparky costume, so he was suspended above my booth for all to see, from far and wide... People came to the booth and took photos, I heard people on their cell phones telling friends, "I'm by the the big fish!" 
I also made many new friends for my newsletter, as well as 4 new booking opportunities - which I am discussing dates for, now!!!... Including Rosewood Elementary School in Los Angeles, California, The Children's Nature Institute, Huntley Preschool in Los Angeles, California, andR.E.A.C.H. a Child!  (Photos on My Blog).

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Please check out my upcoming events.  I hope to see you there!!!

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Talk soon,
Gillian & Sparky

8th Annual West Hollywood Book Fair! 
Sunday, October 4, 10AM-6PM

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Sunday, October 4, 2009
10AM to 6PM
West Hollywood Park
647 N. San Vicente Blvd.,
West Hollywood

400+ AUTHORS & ARTISTS Literary legends, celebrity guests, poets, storytellers & LA authors. CHILDREN'S AREA Kids' Stage with storytelling, music, theater & dance. Arts, crafts & games hosted by exhibitors.

Gillian Lee Hutshing
Sparky the Wonderfish:
A story of how love creates magic
Booth C6
Kids' Scene
From 10am-6pm

Sparky the Wonderfish Stickers, Bookmarks and Coloring pages!  Come and get them!!!  Bring your kids for all the FUN!

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T-Shirts, Book Bags, Creepers, Bibs etc.
Will be on SALE at THIS EVENT!

...and if Gillian can get someone to wear it, the
NEW Sparky Costume!

Coordinator: Roz Hefland,

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Reading at Larchmont Charter School! 
Wednesday, October 28, 3:00PM

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Larchmont Charter School, West Hollywood
Creative Writing Enrichment Class:
Wednesday, October 28
3:00-4:00 pm

Gillian Lee Hutshing will be reading Sparky he Wonderfish: A story of how love creates magic for the students of The Larchmont Charter School in West Hollywood, California.

"Meet Sparky the Wonder Fish and published children's book author Gillian Lee Hutshing. She will discuss how a story becomes a book! Sparky will tell all and share FREE stickers and literary games!"

The Larchmont Charter School has an enrichment program which offers opportunities to engage in poetry and storytelling through written and/or oral language and integrated arts including illustration, drama, and puppetry. It is structured to develop creative expression in children, regardless of reading/writing skills.

Contact: Hannah Merrall
Please feel free to email Hannah at

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Barnes & Noble Booksellers
Costa Mesa Book Fair! 
Saturday, November 7, 2:00PM

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Gillian Lee Hutshing has been booked to Read and Sign Sparky the Wonderfish: A story of how love creates magic at the Barnes & Noble Booksellers Costa Mesa location. As usual Gillian will give away FREE Sparky STICKERS and we will have a Sparky COLORING session with kids after the Reading! 

*Please Come! Bring your kids for all the FUN at this GREAT EVENT!

Saturday, November 7th, 2009

Barnes & Noble Booksellers
Metro Pointe

901 B South Coast Drive Ste 150
Costa Mesa, CA 92626
Store Hours
Sun-Thu 9:00AM-10:00PM | Fri-Sat 9:00AM-11:00PM

Contact: Kaye Nemec

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Sparky the Wonderfish: A story of how love creates magic

Schools and libraries can purchase this heartwarming and engaging book at a discount from the Publisher by contacting their ordering department at 866-308-6235 (select option 6).  Bookstores and libraries order as a wholesaler by contacting Baker & Taylor distributors at 800-775-3700. 

Sparky the Wonderfish is also available through, Borders Bookstores and Barnes & Noble Booksellers.


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Sparky the Wonderfish
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"The illustrations in Sparky the Wonderfish are a knock-out.  They have a childlike charm and simplicity and a luminescence.  This is a very sweet story that will appeal to a wide range of young readers, many of whom have been nose-to-nose with the feeder fish tank at the pet shop.  and the fact that this is based on a true story only makes it more appealing..."

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"I enjoyed Sparky a lot, good fun, and my daughter likes it too."

- Mike B. Anderson, Supervising Director, The Simpsons

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 "Your delightful, charming book 'Sparky the Wonderfish' is heartwarming and sure to delight..." 

- Jerry and Esther Hicks, Abraham-Hicks Publications

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President Obama has said he wants to invite groups of kids to The White House for children's book readings to help encourage literacy in the US. So I sent a Sparky the Wonderfish: A Story of How Love Creates Magic book and a letter to both President Obama and to The Honorable Al Gore, saying I am very interested in being a part of these efforts!

I got a letter back from the Honorable Al Gore, you can see it on My Blog, my hero knows my name!

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The Perfect Gift!

Buy a copy of Sparky the Wonderfish: A story of how love creates magic for someone you love!  It's on shelves Now at  Barnes & Noble Booksellers in Los Angeles on Pico Blvd, The Grove, Orange, Long Beach and at the Borders Bookstores in Torrance, CA.

In fact, the autographed copies from Sparky signings have SOLD OUT and been restocked, so there are more Sparky the Wonderfish books on shelves NOW!!!

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Available at: 
Barnes & Noble Booksellers
Westside Pavilion
10850 W. Pico Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90064
Ph: 310-475-3138

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The Grove at Farmers Market
189 Grove Drive Suite K30
Los Angeles, CA 90036
Ph: 323-525-0270

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Orange Town & Country
791 S Main St
Orange, CA 92868
Ph: 714-558-0028

Barnes & Noble Booksellers
Long Beach Pacifica Mall
6326 E. Pacific Coast Highway
Long Beach, CA 90803
Ph: 562-431-2253

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Available at:
Borders Bookstores

Torrance, CA
3700 Torrance Blvd
Torrance, CA 90503
Phone: 310.540.7000

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