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About Leea Baltes
International Award-winning author and illustrator of Goodnight Wishes! and A Christmas Star.
2021 1st Place FIREBIRD AWARDS & FIREBIRD INTERIOR DESIGN AWARD!
2019 WISHING SHELF FINALIST UK!
2019 LITTLE PEEPS FINALIST!
2018 WISHING SHELF BRONZE AWARD UK!
Leea Baltes is an award-winning author & illustrator of children’s books that are beautifully illustrated in soft watercolors that reflect her love and appreciation of Beatrix Potter. Each inspirational story is subtly woven around a positive and encouraging message instilling hope, gratitude and wholesome values into the minds and hearts of little ones. Her desire is not only to provide the child with an entertaining story, but to offer the idea of how they, too, can feel connected to the magical and beautiful universe around them.
Leea has a passion for all things magical and creative! Her artistic ability began at a young age and is still evident today not only in her children’s stories and illustrations, but with her award-winning fine art paintings, photography, and costume designs. Her 3d miniature creations consist of things like ballerina dresses with tiny sculptured ballet slippers, party dresses with little matching hats, and a stone fairy house with whimsical furniture made from cinnamon sticks and moss. Just like Tinkerbell... Leea can take any found item and use it to fix something... or turn it into a treasure! Her original works of art can be viewed online at Fine Art America and at EBSQ Self Representing Artists, where she is a Juried Member.
Leea lives in Maryland where she also enjoys nature’s creatures, gardening, her two cats,
and is currently busy creating her upcoming books.
Visit her at: https://www.leeabaltes.com/
Titles By Leea Baltes
2021 1st Place FIREBIRD INTERIOR DESIGN AWARD!
2019 WISHING SHELF FINALIST AWARD!
If you enjoyed the award-winning Goodnight Wishes! by Leea Baltes, you are going to love A Christmas Star! Mama Mouse and her two babies are trying desperately to get home during a terrible snow storm on Christmas Eve. The three mice struggle through the fierce, freezing winds and the blinding, drifting snow. Mama tries her best to protect her babies and keep them warm... but she is very tired, cold, and now lost. She needs help… she needs a Christmas miracle… and she needs it now! Then, when all hope is gone…the majestic Heavens come to the rescue in a very surprising way! The combination of beautiful illustrations and eloquent poetry creates an inspirational bedtime story of how even the tiniest of animals on earth are connected to the stars, the moon, and the universe. A Christmas Star is the ideal children’s book to encourage and help early readers to develop their reading skills.
2017 BRONZE WINNER Review "A super fun, rhyming story. A Bronze medal winner and highly recommended." The Wishing Shelf Book Awards. March 25, 2018 Mama Mouse is running as fast as her little legs can carry her, while holding onto her two frightened babies, an armful of cherished heirlooms, and a basketful of food! The old abandoned farmhouse is being demolished, forcing the little mice family to leave their cozy home and to run for their lives! What is Mama to do? Where will she find shelter for her family? Nighttime arrives as Mama, tired and scared, calls out to the vast heavens above for help and guidance… and WOW... does she get answers! Her cries for help bring about a couple of strange occurrences that Mama quickly recognizes as “opportunities” to help her family in the midst of their crisis. With her babies in hiding and sleeping the night away, she instantly rolls up her sleeves and gets to work! The combination of beautiful illustrations and eloquent poetry creates an inspirational bedtime story of how even the tiniest of animals on earth are connected to the stars, the moon, and the universe. An ideal book for teaching little ones of how hopes and dreams can be realized, not by just wishing, but by taking action and doing good things toward achieving your desires, along with a little gratitude for what you already have.