The story text of Life in the Meadow with Madie—Mr. Earl’s Missing Eyeglasses, in both the hard copy book and the electronic PDF format, is under copyright by Patricia Luhovey. The audio file reading of the story and this website are also under copyright by Patricia Luhovey. All artwork, character pieces, and scene illustrations appearing in the book and on this website are under copyright by Bridget Dowty. Please do not attempt to reproduce these items or other portions of the website without the written consent of the author and illustrator. If you have any questions or requests regarding the use or licensing of the story or illustrations, please email the author at Patty.
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Life in the Meadow with Madie
c/o Patty Luhovey
P.O. Box 624
Irwin, PA 15642
Bridget is a versatile illustrator producing work which combines traditional and digital drawing techniques. Based in England she has many years’ experience of illustrating children’s and educational books for international clients, as well as editorial and promotional illustration. Her broad interests, love of research and sense of story have also instilled in her a passion for production design and she has worked as a production designer on award-
Bridget also spends time working on graphics, website and social media for Brain Tumour Support, a cause very close to her heart. They are a UK charity providing specialist support for patients, families and carers facing the often life-
Hello. Thank you for visiting the website and for your interest in Life in the Meadow with Madie. I started this project in 2009 when I sat down and began to write by hand in a paper notebook. I do not recall what moved me to do so. However, I do know that the inspiration for Madie was my great niece Madison. At that time, she was only one year of age. She had big blue eyes and a head full of yellow curls. I’m not certain why I made her a duck, but this is why Madie has curly yellow feathers and big blue eyes.
Like many of us self-
So, I kept writing. My three great nieces–Madison, Eliza and Delaney–and great nephew Dalton are all characters in the story. A number of the children’s sayings inconspicuously appear in the story as well. Several of the story’s other characters are also based upon family members, even my daughter’s dog Carli. I won’t tell you who Scooter is.
During these past five years that I have worked on the book, the primary story has not changed all that much; but, overtime, I incorporated more spiritual elements as my children and I continued to study the Bible together. I sincerely and respectfully encourage you and your family to do the same, if you are not already. The story is much stronger now and offers parents many teaching opportunities as it fosters discussion around numerous spiritual truths and lessons.
So, this is the finished project. I hope you and your children enjoy it.
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