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Book details
  • Genre:JUVENILE FICTION
  • SubGenre:Fairy Tales & Folklore / General
  • Language:English
  • Pages:52
  • Format:Hardcover
  • Hardcover ISBN:9781098312039

The Jewels of Alcazar

by Ed Ghertner

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Overview
The Jewels of Alcazar is a story that tells us how as children we have special gifts of imagination and as we grow up some tend to forget the simpler things in life that we knew when we were kids. This may explain some fears that may attribute to people making bad decisions and how help may come from people or animals you would not expect, such as a little girl, a cat and two mice.
Description
It is said that long, long time ago, humans and animals had the gift of being able to speak to one another. Helping each other and working together to make a better life for everyone and living in harmony. Over time humans lost that gift. It is said that the gift was lost as humans grew to become adults which caused much disharmony in their lives and world around them. This is a story about how that gift was rediscovered returning the lives, of at least a few humans, to harmony with the animals with the help of a little girl, a cat and two small mice.
About the author
Ed has been a professional artist for over 40 years. Having attended California Institute of the Arts and receiving a BFA in film/video, he was brought into the Walt Disney co. to work on the "Fox and the Hound" animated feature film. He worked for Disney Feature Animation from Fox and the Hound through "The Great Mouse Detective" movie as a designer and Art Director for movies and theme parks. He then moved into TV animation working on the "Garfield TV Specials" for Film Roman and Disney's "Ducktales" as a designer which led him to Art Direct the "New Adventures of Winnie the Pooh" in the first season. It was at this time the studio sent Ed to Australia to help open the Walt Disney Animation studio in Sydney by hiring the artists to fill that studio. He then moved into the Director/Producer role on "Winnie the Pooh" for the next 3 seasons in which he received an "Emmy" for his work. Next came "TaleSpin" where he designed key locations, then when production started was moved into the Director position. At the end of the first season of TaleSpin he was asked to come back to Disney Feature animation to Design and Layout Supervise the movie "Beauty and the Beast". A couple of years later Ed is back at Disney TV animation Art Directing The"Little Mermaid" series. Feature animation came calling again and ED went back to Help with Layout on"The Lion King" Designing and Layout Supervising. The "Hunchback of Notre Dame", "Lilo and Stitch", Mulan", Atlantis and the short projects "One by One", "The Little Match Girl" and "Lorenzo" were next on his list and after completing these he left the Disney Co. to work on "Curious George","Hell Boy", "The Simpsons","Bob's Burgers". Having spent some time working for other companies ED returned to Disney TV Animation to Design "Sofia the First","Elena" and "Fancy Nancy" series. During all this ED has illustrated and published a few books Layout and Composition for Animation, My pal Pudge, Edwin and has developed his own and others show ideas. He is a member of the Motion Picture Academy and Television Academy and has been on the board of the Burbank International film Festival. His interests go beyond animation being a car guy he owns and works on his vintages cars and is a member of a few car clubs and enjoys woodworking and being in nature with his dog.

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