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Distinguished Author & Artist Award, 2014

First Place Award, Great American Song Contest, 2014

Second Place Winner for Poetry

Many Honorary Mentions

The Heart Shaped Tree

Heart Shaped Tree Cover Art

Inspired by William Shakespeare's classic, Romeo and Juliet, The Heart Shaped Tree tells the compelling, inspiring and timely story of two young people whose friendship tears down the wall of bigotry that has plagued their two feuding families for generations.

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Doug Banner: music composition and accompaniment for The Heart Shaped Tree.
Music for the two bonus tracks Rodney Scribble and Born Upon a Shelf were provided by Chris Kelly and David Sinclair respectively.
"Max Tell, your magical story, The Heart Shaped Tree, so beautifully read, warms my heart! This is a story that every child should hear. It deserves to be a classic." Ken Walters, retired librarian.
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