British Consulate-General To Host High Tea and Book Reading of The Magical Journey of Swankypants

Written by Diana C Vickery and illustrated by Jean A Riggs, the cinematically vibrant children’s reader, The Magical Journey of Swankypants, will embark on its American Book Launch Tour on Saturday, November 10th in Locust Valley, New York, and continue through Friday, November 16 in Atlanta, Georgia.

Extremely popular in the United Kingdom, this book was originally published twenty months ago. Premiering at the Flames Candle Shop in Ringwood Hants, England over 50 young fans braved a historic snowstorm, to hear the candle-lit twilight reading.

The New York City event will take place at the British Consulate-General on Tuesday, November 13 at 4:30pm by invitation only.

Each of the five magical events will begin with author, Miss Vickery, reading Chapter One entitled “Amazina Twink and Major Black” which will be followed by a very British High Tea and an autograph session during which time Miss Vickery will answer any questions her young audience should put forth.

Distributed by G. Willikers and published by Swankypants Books, the International journey of Swankypants has truly begun.

The Magical Journey of Swankypants, has been written for the advancement of the imaginations of children living on the planet earth or in the enchanted forest which is located two rainbows down the road under the mysteriously sparkling cloud just to the left of the sterling silver tree which is encircled by the multi-coloured birds who chirp the music to which the butterflies dance the choreography taught to them by the woodland pixies lit by the first seventy-hundred stars ignited by the jeweled wand of creation’s naughtiest fairy, Miss Amazina Twink. This is the story of a cat named Swankypants who lives with an English family at their home, Chapel Cottage, in rural England.  As a kitten Swankypants was gifted with marvelous powers that allow him to fearlessly explore the universe and return home with the colors, lights, stars, constellations and energy that bestow the boundless possibilities of love, loyalty and magic to every living creature at Chapel Cottage.  His journey is fraught with dangers thrown in his path by jealous smaller-minded creatures. But Swankypants prevails and happiness fills Chapel Cottage in time for Father Christmas and the miracle of Christmas morning on earth.

Miss Vickery’s other works include A Little Owl Called Hooty, The Magic Garden, The Mysterious Apples, The Halloween Cats, A Wintry Tale, The Swallows Nest, The Wand-Makers Box, The Christmas Box, Naughty Kizzie, How Tommy Got His Tufty Nose and Digger and Stumpy.

Jean A Riggs for 12 years she was involved on painting and modeling miniatures for dolls houses and for the last few years painting as a freelancer.

For nearly 30 years, G. Willikers has delighted children and adults alike with its unique collection of toys, gifts and other fine products.  

About The Author

Suzanna, co-owns and publishes the newspaper Times Square Chronicles or T2C. At one point a working actress, she has performed in numerous productions in film, TV, cabaret and theatre. She has performed at The New Orleans Jazz festival, The United Nations and Carnegie Hall. Currently she has a screenplay in the works, which she developed with her mentor and friend the late Arthur Herzog. She was the Broadway Informer on the all access cable TV Show “The New Yorkers,” soon to be “The Tourist Channel.” email:

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