“The Green Children” by Kenny Chumbley and Jim McGuiggan


Kenny's Forest Quilt

My high school friend,  Kenny Chumbley, and Jim McGuiggan have teamed up to pen an outstanding children’s picture book about the incredible bond that exists between the truest of friends.  Interspersed within this tale is an underlying message that if we’re not careful, sometimes we may allow fear of others who are different from us to cloud our judgment.  Eloquently penned and exquisitely told, The Green Children has much to offer young readers in this engaging tale which resonates with a powerful message of unconditional love.

Deep within the forest of Ballybogey lies a world so lovely, so entirely enchanting that one can scarcely imagine it. Therein dwells a host of fantastic beings called Otherfolk.  The Otherfolk are unlike any people our world has ever known.  Sure, there have been whispers of strange happenings and unusual beings, but few people can truly attest to their existence.  So when two green children wander away from their home in Ballybogey, it stands to reason that people in the village nearby might be curious.  But when curiosity and greed get the best of the situation, things may turn dire for our little green friends.

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He sent me and my grandson a signed copy of the book and we both really loved it.  So for his kindness I decided he probably really needed a wall quilt of one the beautifully illistrated pages drawn by Nadya Ruvinsky.  I got all the approvals and it now hangs in his living room.  He tells me several times a month that he really loves the art quilt.  I did, however, take a few liberties with Nadya’s beautiful drawing.

Here are a couple of  close ups of the quilt which is 24″ wide by 30″ long.



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