One of the World's Youngest Fantasy Novelists, Ukrainian 12-Year Old Maria Golovakova, Completes Her Second BookBy Worldwide News Ukraine, PRNE
Wednesday, November 10, 2010
KIEV, Ukraine, November 11, 2010 - Ukrainian 12-year old writer Maria Golovakova, who now lives
in the Philippines with her family, has completed her second fantasy novel
which will see the world in print in 2011. Having published her first book in
July 2010, the young novelist surprised readers with her outstanding talent
for fantasy writing, which was widely recognized by critics and editors.
The new fantasy novel by Maria Golovakova, "Fox's Tricks",
narrates the story of an American girl, Hanna, who one day finds herself
turning into a fox. In order to return to her usual look, Hanna travels with
her spiritual guide Hogu into a magic world where she has to complete an
important mission. The book is written in the manga style, and is filled with
scenes, symbols and characters from Japanese mythology. The image of a
human-fox, in which the main heroine appears, is very popular in Japanese
The illustrations for "Fox's Tricks" are being created in the
anime style by Maria's friend, who designed the previous book for the young
writer. Notably, Maria herself is actively involved in drawing. Recently she
has started a collaboration with a Singaporean clothing company to produce
Fox's Tricks-branded articles.
Maria Golovakova's debut as a young Ukrainian writer took
place in July 2010 during the presentation of her first fantasy novel, "Sasha
and the Magic of the Philippines". Her talent was marked out by the editors
who highly estimated her mature style and the fascinating plot. Recently, the
novel has been translated into English and will be published soon.
Maria-Oleksandra Golovakova was born on 19 March 1998 in
Zhytomyr, Ukraine. At the age of 11, she moved with her parents to the
Philippines. Her feelings and expectations connected to the upcoming faraway
trip inspired Maria to write her first novel "Sasha and the Magic of the
Philippines". Now, Maria is interested in Japanese culture, she researches
Japanese mythology, studies Japanese language and continues with her writing.
For more information, please contact Natalia Shulevska +380-633776645 news at wnu-ukraine.com, Project Manager at Worldwide News Ukraine
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