New Children’s Book ‘Kai And The Magic Jacket’ Encourages Kids to Listen to Their Inner Voice and Just Say “No” to Bad Influences

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On sale: August 2012 Price: $11.95

“You must take care of this jacket, Kai,” Great Grandfather said. “It is a wondrous gift that has been passed down through many generations. Your mother wore it, and spoke to her Great Grandparents. It is given to every firstborn child as a way for you to see and hear the wisdom of your ancestors. When you wear the jacket, it is our sign to come visit you and help you make wise choices.”

Kai And The Magic Jacket helps young children develop their natural instinct by introducing its story with three ancestral spirits. These spirits help Kai, the main character, make wise choices when he puts on an heirloom jacket - where more often than not could normally lead to dangerous consequences as a result of peer pressure. While today’s kids are more involved in extracurricular activities and technology, simple stories that encourage them to deal with daily social situations with grace and confidence may be what they need most - and on a continuous basis for years to come.

Kai And The Magic Jacket is a perfect book for children to read at home and in the classroom when focusing on social learning situations. Kids will learn valuable lessons as it relates to family tradition, cultural heritage, developing wisdom, respect for elders, competition and anger, making choices, peer pressure and acceptance. This is a wonderful book to complement the values that children are taught, helping them become well-rounded and emotionally intelligent individuals. Kai And The Magic Jacket is now available on Amazon:

About the Author:

Tricia Chinn Campbell, a former advertising executive born and raised in Seattle, Washington, shares her love for her Chinese heritage with a children’s story targeting 4-8 year olds. While pregnant with her son Chance in 2007, the author wanted to develop a story featuring a half-Chinese/half-Anglo (aka “hapa”) boy that would capture the imagination of all children, regardless of their ethnicity and/or cultural background. Tricia currently resides in Silverthorne, Colorado near Vail, Colorado.


"A sweet familial story, beautifully illustrated, that delivers a terrific lesson for your readers."

  • Jamie Ford, New York Times bestselling author of Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet.

“In this day and age, when we are often separated from our extended family, who wouldn’t want that loving support and guidance delivered in a beautiful, magical way? Readers will enjoy learning a bit about Chinese culture and about how listening to your inner voice can help you navigate difficult situations. I hope to read more about Kai soon!”

  • Cause Haun, Co-founder of See Kai Run, and mother of two

“Kai and the Magic Jacket depicts the importance and value of family, and that it takes a strong individual to stand up and say "no" to bad influences. If only every child had a magic jacket to help them.”

  • Penney Gonzalez, Director of Rocky Mountain Montessori

“This delightful story has a bright, young character at its center who loves his family and gains self-confidence and maturity as he comes of age. Kai is a great role model for Asian readers, but the beauty of this book is that the lessons he learns are applicable to all children; the positive message is universal. This book deserves a place on the bookshelf of any child growing up and experiencing peer pressure. Bravo to author Tricia Chinn Campbell for telling Kai’s story with such humor and compassion.”

  • Jonathan Fong, Host of Disney Family's ‘He Made She Made’

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