Fun and life lessons abound in ‘The Fantastical Adventures of Chilip & Pourtney Book 1’

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D.M. Wiegand releases the first volume of his illustrated children’s book series

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D.M. Wiegand weaves morals and life lessons into an illustrated bedtime story chronicling “The Fantastical Adventures of Chilip & Pourtney Book 1” (published by Xlibris). This first book of a series introduces the smart and smart-alecky brother/sister duo who are thrust into a series of wild scenarios rife with problems, threats and other conundrums they must overcome.

Abruptly awakened in the middle of the night by a chance encounter with extraterrestrials, 12-year-old Chilip and his 10-year-old sister Pourtney must get beyond their silly sibling rivalry and childish squabbles, and work together as a team if they are to have any chance of saving the world — or at least their Dad — from certain destruction. But the nagging question remains: did it ever really happen?

“The Fantastical Adventures of Chilip & Pourtney Book 1” presents a fun narrative with attention-grabbing illustrations that parents and children alike will enjoy. At the heart of the story are important life lessons that teach readers the value of family, mutual respect and collaborative effort to achieve one’s goals.

“I believe this book will appeal to readers, not only because it is an engaging fantasy, but because the behaviors of the child protagonists, with all their admitted flaws, are very real and relatable,” Wiegand describes. I want them to experience a fun, smile-inducing story they will want to read over and over again, and which leaves them hungry for the next installment of the series.”

To purchase a copy of the book, visit

“The Fantastical Adventures of Chilip & Pourtney Book 1”
By D.M. Wiegand
Softcover | 8.5 x 11in | 56 pages | ISBN 9781796086232
E-Book | 56 pages | ISBN 9781796086225
Available at Amazon and Barnes & Noble

About the Author
As the second oldest of six siblings and now a father of two, an uncle to eight, and a great uncle to eight more, D.M. Wiegand proclaims to know about children and how they think. Wiegand is a former English major, teacher and lawyer who knows how to weave a compelling tale — whether that be in a courtroom, a legal brief or a children’s book. Now in retirement, he believes it is time to continue and memorialize his storytelling tradition with a new series of “Chilip & Pourtney” adventures.

Xlibris Publishing, an Author Solutions, LLC imprint, is a self-publishing services provider created in 1997 by authors, for authors. By focusing on the needs of creative writers and artists and adopting the latest print-on-demand publishing technology and strategies, we provide expert publishing services with direct and personal access to quality publication in hardcover, trade paperback, custom leather-bound and full-color formats. To date, Xlibris has helped to publish more than 60,000 titles. For more information, visit or call 1-888-795-4274 to receive a free publishing guide.

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