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Mila's Magical Vacation

by (author) Ellen DeLange

illustrated by Arancha Perpinan

Initial publish date
Aug 2023
Recommended Age
6 to 10
Recommended Grade
1 to 5
  • Hardback

    Publish Date
    Aug 2023
    List Price

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Let yourself be surprised by the unexpected…

Mila’s beach vacation with her grandparents is going to be a little different this year. Unfortunately, Mila’s best friend can’t come along like she usually does. And one evening, Grandma and Grandpa’s puppy gets lost. What a mess! Just when everything seems to go wrong, something magical happens, and Mila finds out that when things don’t go as planned, some other surprises might come our way.

A reassuring story about accepting that things don’t always go the way you plan and that they might just put unexpected things in your path. For adventurers ages 6 years and up.

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Ellen DeLange has been fascinated by picture books ever since she was a child growing up in the Netherlands. In the attic of her home, she assembled a small library and shared her collection with friends and family. As an adult, she started traveling and expanded her library with picture books from all over the world. Ellen also enjoyed inventing her own stories and was encouraged by her daughter to write her first picture book, A Story with a Tale. Ellen has a doctorate in medical sciences and currently lives in Canada where she loves to walk in the woods with her Jack Russell terriers, drink lots of tea after a busy day, and sail on the ocean to clear her mind.

Arancha Perpiñán is a children’s book illustrator from Madrid, Spain. Her love for drawing started when she was little, but she also became interested in nature, botany, and science when she grew up. So, she studied agricultural engineering at university, and she has been working as an engineer for several years. It took Arancha a while to get into art. After becoming a mom, she pursued a degree in graphic design degree and followed several workshops on illustrating picture books, color and composition in children’s books illustrations, and mixed media illustration. Most of her work is created digitally, but she loves adding some traditional painted textures with watercolors, gouache, acrylics or colored pencils. When Arancha isn’t drawing, you can find her learning photography, creating some craft works, walking in nature or playing with her daughter.

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