New Picture Book by Mariah-Cantone-Basile Tells the Amazing Adventures of a Beautiful Gymnast Fairy

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Katrina, The Rhythmic Gymnast Fairy and Her Colorful, Amazing and Spectacular Adventures in Fairyland will be featured at the 2014 New York State Reading Association

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Her name is Katrina and she is the most beautiful Gymnast Fairy in Fairyland. She has the most colorful and transparent wings, anyone could ever see. When she flew up into the branches of the tree, they were a transparent pink as the sun peered through them, expressing all the colours of the rainbow.

The Adventures of Katrina the Rhythmic Gymnast Fairy” written by Mariah Cantone-Basile tells the story of Katrina, a gymnast fairy in Fairyland and some of the most exciting adventures and events she actively participates during the various seasons of the year.

Fairyland is always magical every season of the year with various events and festivities that Katrina joins in and performs her routines being a great gymnast. During winter, the fairies put on a fair for all the children to attend. On the first day of autumn, Katrina and her friends train and compete for the Fairy’s Gymnastic Competition, the most spectacular event of the year. When spring season sets in, she prepares for a Christmas concert and come September, there’s the biggest and most elaborate Fairy Festival that takes place in all of Fairyland.

Colorful, amazing and spectacular in every illustration and description, “The Adventures of Katrina the Rhythmic Gymnast Fairy” is a fascinating read that will stir children’s curiosity and imagination into the enchanting world of fairies. A book full of fun, entertainment and excitement, Cantone-Basile has written a wonderful children’s story that even adult readers will sure to appreciate.

This book will be featured at the 2014 New York State Reading Association Book Exhibit in Syracuse, NY, on November 9 - 11, 2014.

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About the Author
Born in Kew in Melbourne, Australia, Mariah Cantone-Basile completed her schooling in a private girls college in Malvern, where she later went on to further her studies in Art and Languages. After completing her university studies, She traveled to Italy, where she lived in Rome and studied in Florence. Later on, she traveled to Sicily where she studied and worked as an English teacher. She’s always had fascination with fairies and anything enchanted. When her daughter was born, all her stories and reading of fairies and the enchanted life of the mythical lives of anything to do with fairies came together. She has been writing stories of fairies for as long as she can remember. It wasn’t until her daughter started rhythmic gymnastics four years ago that she combined it both together and came up with her stories. The beauty of rhythmic gymnastics and the enchanted fascination of fairies was put together and that’s where the storyline came about. Through her book, she hopes to engage and excite those who also have a love for rhythmic gymnastics and fairies.

The Adventures of Katrina the Rhythmic Gymnast Fairy * by Mariah Basile
Publication Date: February 14, 2013
Picture Book; $44.99; 72 pages; 978-1-4771-5236-2
Picture Book Hardcover; AU$64.99; 72 pages; 978-1-4771-5237-9
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