‘The Magic of We’ reaffirms faith in love through words & music

Book includes exclusive music from Mars Volta keyboardist Ikey Owens

The Magic of We is a children’s book that combines words with music to describe the amazing feeling of finding someone who “fits” you. Written by Danielle Anderson-Craig and illustrated by her friend and fellow teacher Carly Dooling, The Magic of We is a a tender tale of blossoming friendship in which two children meet and are transported into a world where the ordinary becomes fantastic and the known becomes surreal as their shared experience creates unlimited imagination and play.

“Have you ever met the missing piece to your puzzle? The Magic of We will reaffirm your faith in love,” states Cedric Bixler-Zavala of the bands The Mars Volta and At the Drive-In.

The refrain of the song, “Being with you…” reverberates throughout the pages of detailed imagery, lush with color and imagination. It’s a magical place that both kids and parents will recognize from their own experience of finding a kindred spirit. Published by Third Man Books, the tale comes in a standard edition as well as a limited edition which includes a 7″ vinyl record, featuring unreleased music from Grammy Award-winning musician Ikey Owens’ solo work.

Poet and kindergarten school teacher Danielle Anderson-Craig was a longtime friend of organ and keyboard player Ikey Owens, best known as the accomplished musician and producer from the gold-record selling Mars Volta and platinum-selling Jack White band. Anderson-Craig wrote the book as an homage and a celebration of his life. The themes in The Magic of We are universal and span across any age range. Kids and adults alike are sure to love The Magic of We.

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