Magical Mrs. Iptweet and Me

A story of Life,


and a Parade.

Written and illustrated by Barbara Mayfield, The Magical Mrs. Iptweet and Me is a feel-good, funny and inspiring, full-of-heart story of a nine-and-a-half-year-old who, after suffering a year of loss, makes her way back to living life fully. Read-to ages 4-6. Read-alone for ages 7-10.

The award-winning novel for the grade-school set was published Spring 2009 by Azro Press. It’s now available on Kindle Vella. Read the first 3 episodes/chapters for FREE. Author notes and interactive questions for readers follow each chapter on Kindle Vella.

To buy a softcover copy of the original edition, contact the author.

Winner of a New Mexico Discovery Award (2008), a Moonbeam Children’s Book Award (2009), and a Finalist in the 2009 New Mexico Book Awards Juvenile Fiction.


The Magical Mrs. Iptweet and Me is full of original characters with voices not heard elsewhere in literature for the young at heart: a nine-and-a-half year old Budding Cartographer, a Recycling Cowgirl Artist, a Classical Banjo Player, and, of course the magical Mrs. Iptweet, part Earth Mother, Part Good Witch. ……while reading I often “felt a giggle start to happen in me” and longed to get out my glitter pens or work on Tapping the Power of the Earth. But this story also has a serious side and there are great lessons in it about dealing with grief, loss, fear, and divorce in creative and nurturing ways….”—Jenice Gharib, Former Director of the Southwest Literary Center, Santa Fe, NM

“…a little bit of Mrs. Iptweet lives inside all of us – the desire to help a child grow up strong and independent.” –Jennifer Owings Dewey, Author, Illustrator of 40 children’s books, Orbis Pictus Award winner, Spur Juvenile Non-fiction Award, Santa Fe

“This is a must have.”—Janeen Mason, Author/ Illustrator, Ocean Commotion: Sea Turtles!, Winner of the US Maritime Literature Award, Miami, FL

“A masterpiece.” -AJ, Paoli, PA

“…this is like a #1 Ladies’ Detective Agency for kids. Charming, wonderful characters, loving, quiet, and HILARIOUS.”—CHG, California

“Mrs. Iptweet is a refreshing eccentric….who reminds us that dreaming big is always in season. Barbara Mayfield remembers what the wonder and discovery of nine years old is like.”—Jonathan Richards, Journalist, Actor, Cartoonist, Illustrator, Santa Fe, NM

“…home sick in bed, I looked on my bookshelf for something to read and “The Magical Mrs. Iptweet and Me” said “PICK ME!” I read the whole book cover to cover. It is just outstanding, Barbara! I think it would make an excellent Disney movie! It spoke to and inspired My Wonderful New Life! I can’t wait for the second book, Cherie!” —Gwen Spatzier, Elementary Educator, Musician/Singer, Eldorado, NM

“..this book healed me.”– Adrienne M., visual artist, Malvern, PA

Mayfield Media, LLC P.O.Box 22, Gladwyne, PA 19035 USA

To purchase a copy of the original soft-cover edition, with 71 line-drawing illustrations, contact Barbara. $20 includes shipping within contiguous USA.