Friends & Beloveds!
On Christmas Day 2020, I launched my first and only children's book on the indwelling nature of friendship. It is not a book in print, but instead has taken on the medium of a videobook. Inspired, in part, by the children's classic "Peter and the Wolf," I simply could not envision this story without it being told aloud, in the beloved tradition of bedtime stories from our own childhoods.
When a sage old man arrives in an enchanting village, he changes the life of a little girl forever, who changes his right back. Featuring over a hundred colorful illustrations, and underscored with a whimsical music score, THE RICHEST GIRL IN THE WORLD sets the stage for an idyllic and timeless story, where gratitude, compassion, and being present are everyday virtues.
In early 2021, it was the recipient of the People's Choice Award in Multi-Media from DigiFest Temecula, an annual digital media festival, as well as being awarded an Honorable Mention from the judges' panel. And most recently, it received the award for Best Multimedia Film from the Buddha International Film Festival in Pune, Maharashtri, India. I am beside myself with gratitude. If you haven't yet, please check out this little moviette, as the lessons of gratitude and kindness are something we need desperately these days. I wrote this story for children, but I believe it resonates with people of all ages.
And if you have the YouTube app on your smart TV, watch it there. It's most fun on a big screen!
It's Kid Lit for a risen consciousness.
For kids ages 8 to 108!
PRAISE FOR THE RICHEST GIRL IN THE WORLD
This is the charm, or one of the many, of Angela Carole Brown. She is an embracer of life.
She puts into plain view our dearest desire to be drawn into child-like wonder — and she achieves it.
When Angela tells a story, she speaks to us in words our hearts understand and appeals
to the wonder we never want to lose. Thank you for your beauty, your poignancy, your grit,
and your amazing commitment to our better selves.
This was truly lovely. I love the art references to Van Gogh and Banksy. It was wonderful.
Brava!!! This is gorgeous on all levels. Been sharing it with folx young and old and in between.
Angela Carole Brown has created a beautiful new (and timeless) story for us all!
Her words, her voice, her imagery are something joyous to share with loved ones of all ages.
Thank you Angela and Chris for creating this beautiful gift of a tale!
A beautiful story about living from your soul.
This is the kind of thing we all need right now. Thank you.
“Have a safe journey my friend. We’ll see each other again, and remember...
the universe can always use a good thank you.”
Those are just a few of my favorite words in this video book,
including lessons on the fruits of the spirit. I really loved this,
and Angela Carole Brown’s voice is warm, gentle, and therapeutic. Sheer delight.
WENDY SMITH BRUNE
Watched this beautiful, inspirational story with my 10-month-old granddaughter
on Christmas day. What a gift! We've watched it many more times after!
This story reminds me of my daughter's favorites — Jack Ezra Keats,
the Buddha at Bedtime series, and the Reading Rainbow collection.
Thank you for creating positive media for families to enjoy! MORE please!!!!
This is a beautiful storybook by Angela Carole Brown that should be seen by everyone!
So inspiring, so brilliantly done. Take 20 minutes to feel its kiss. Worth it, I promise.
Left me dancing a little jig.
So, so awesome! I loved every minute of it! So poignant in today's world, especially L.A.!
Shimmy and Shuffle ACB!
A beautiful story, and a gorgeous art book to boot! I found myself drifting into the story
at the first frame. You and your kiddies will too! I loved it, and would recommend this
to any teacher looking for a visual story with an upbeat story line, and with positive, life-affirming
treasures sprinkled here and there throughout. Truly a story for all ages.
A story filled with life's best lessons!
PEGGY LAUREN HORWITS LOHR
We sat here APPLAUDING while the credits were rolling!!!
LOVED your story, the animation, the voiceover work. Your narration was just perfect
and the artwork was so wonderful. This added an uplifted feeling to our Christmas morning!
So much to be thankful for. Thank you SO MUCH for sharing this book with us!
Absolutely fantastic, sophisticated, lighthearted, great piano music,
great piano playing, great illustrations, great characters, no—not great—perfect,
endearing, intelligent, artistic, (have I said enough) Oh yeah, loved it.
Oh my!!! What a beautifully written and illustrated lesson about gratitude.
Thanks for this sweet reminder. I loved it!
The Richest Girl in the World is sensational!! We watched it on our big screen TV.
I have been depressed AF, and this lifted my spirits. I love the message. I love the way
Angela uses her art to define spatial places and I love her use of color.
Chris Hardin did a great job on the music!!
Do yourself a favor and watch this beautiful piece of work if you have not seen it before.
Wise, insightful, and full of joy. Both gritty and angelic.
You’ve made these dark times beautiful with your talents. Brava!
It will definitely become a family tradition to watch this narrated picture book at Christmas.
I loved every moment of this wonderful story….could not hit pause. Thank you, Angela.
My wife and I just finished watching this and are richer for it!
Chris Hardin’s music fits so well it seems composed for the film.
I loved the artwork. It gave it its own feel.
And for those interested in hearing about THE RICHEST GIRL'S 40-year journey