We're now the "award winning" Umijoo, not just one but 5 awards!
Umijoo won the 2019 Gold Medal for mid-grade fiction from the highly respected Nautilus Book Awards.
The Independent Publisher Book Awards (the IPPYs) have recognized the incredible work of our designer, Mike "Sully" Sullivan of Three Speed Creative, by awarding Umijoo the Bronze Medal in their design category.
We also received the Moonbeam Gold Seal Award for best illustration, and a Readers Favorite Gold award for best illustrator!
As well as a Readers Favorite Silver for best children's book.
And finally we received a very complimentary Kirkus Review.
Written by ocean conservationist Casson Trenor, illustrated by yours truly, and crafted to resonate with all ages, Umijoo is the tale of a curious girl who, with the help of a little magic, journeys underwater to learn about the dangers facing our ocean directly from the creatures that call it home. A story of love, responsibility, and balance, Umijoo aims to educate and inspire a new generation of ocean defenders. This book is full of my original paintings.
Please pick up an extra copy to donate to your local school or library.
The books purchased here, from my website, are signed by me!
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