It is incredibly exciting to see the digital world of Stephen Huneck come to market. The Sally apps from Trajectory are amazing. Interacting with these stories put a new spin on Stephen’s woodcuts in a playful and positive way" said Gwendolyn Huneck.
Cambridge, MA (PRWEB) May 29, 2012
Trajectory, Inc. today announced The Sally Series of seven children’s books by New York Times bestselling author and artist Stephen Huneck. The Sally Series have been designed and packaged to be read and played on Apple’s iPad and iPhone, Amazon Kindle Fire, Barnes and Noble NOOK tablets, and Google Android tablets and smartphones. Sally Goes to the Beach, Sally Goes to the Farm, Sally Gets a Job, Sally’s Snow Adventure, Sally’s Great Balloon Adventure, Sally Goes to the Vet and Sally Goes to the Mountains are available today as regular or HD apps.
These beautifully illustrated and charming tales capture the imagination of readers and dog lovers of all ages. Sally, America’s favorite black Labrador, takes trips to the farm, rides a balloon, goes the beach, and heads for the mountains. Who will she meet and what will she do? Will she learn to milk a cow or drive a tractor? Will she fly away in a balloon or snowboard down a hill? Luckily, Sally makes new friends everywhere she goes who show her many wonderful things to do in her travels.
The apps incorporate high-resolution digital images of Stephen Huneck’s classic woodcut prints and heartfelt storylines that captures Huneck’s sense of how dog’s think. Amanda McDermott from Dog Mountain narrates the stories. Amanda worked side by side with Stephen and continues to work together with Gwen Huneck at Dog Mountain. The children’s books are published utilizing BookSpace™, Trajectory’s proprietary digital reader for smartphone and tablet devices.
The Sally Series from Trajectory comes to life with a dynamic and engaging experience. Features and applications of the HD series include:
- Book images were scanned directly from the original woodcut prints created by the artist.
- All images are at 160ppi.
- All images are at a minimum of 2048x2048 resolution.
- User interface artwork is optimized for the new iPad's Retina display.
Features and applications of both the HD and regular series include:
- Brilliant woodcut art images.
- Full color, high quality artwork by renowned artist Stephen Huneck.
- Autoplay –designed to automatically read and turn pages.
- Read to Me – designed to read a page at a time.
- Read by Myself – designed to be read in the customary book form.
“It is extraordinary to think that Sally, the black Lab, is now available globally to readers via their mobile phones and tablets.” said Jim Bryant, Trajectory’s CEO. “We are thrilled to extend Sally’s adventures to the next generation of readers.”
Stephen Huneck was an internationally acclaimed painter, sculptor and printer as well as the creator of the Dog Chapel in St. Johnsbury, VT, where he lived. Stephen’s widow, Gwendolyn Huneck, said, “It is incredibly exciting to see the digital world of Stephen Huneck come to market. The new Sally apps from Trajectory are amazing. Interacting with these digital stories put a new spin on Stephen’s woodcuts in a playful and positive way.”
About Trajectory, Inc.
Trajectory is a Cambridge, MA based technology and marketing oriented publishing company that collaborates with leading authors, artists, and traditional publishers. Trajectory has over 130 eBooks and apps in distribution. Become a fan of Trajectory on Facebook.
About Stephen Huneck
Stephen created the Dog Chapel, Gallery and workshop on Dog Mountain. The chapel and gallery are open daily as are the miles of trails. His hand-carved furniture, sculpture, and woodcut prints are included in the White House Collection of the Smithsonian Institution, the collections of the American Kennel Club Library and the Museum of Folk Art, and many other prestigious museum and private collections.
"I believe art should be an integral part of life. I try to give my work an almost magical energy that makes the viewer feel good."
- Stephen Huneck
Many of the images were originally published by Abrams as part of the iconic book series about Stephen’s beloved dog Sally. These New York Times best selling children’s books include: Sally Goes to the Beach, Sally Goes to the Farm, Sally Goes to the Mountains, Sally Goes to the Vet, Sally Gets a Job, Sally’s Snow Adventure, and Sally’s Great Balloon Adventure and are available at a bookstore near you or online at Barnes and Noble. Notable Sally Series awards include: Parents Choice Silver Award Winner, New York Times Best Seller, Child Magazine Best Books, Smithsonian Notable Book, and Society of Illustrators Silver Award Winner.
Press Contacts: Maura K. Phelan Trajectory, Inc. (617) 564-1550
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