The Adventures of Camellia N. (Mom's Choice Gold Medal and named "Best Green/Environmental Book" by Story Monster Magazine) is the first in a series of nine educational fiction books targeted to early readers 4-8. Camellia’s nightly dreams take her on adventures to all seven continents and under the seas where she learns about and gains appreciation for the environment surrounding her. Since the opportunities to explore the world’s environment are limitless, Camellia discovers the beauty and magic in every state, country, region and space. The first book takes Camellia and her readers on an exciting journey to the Arctic.
What sets The Adventures of Camellia N. apart are rich, educational stories filled with messaging with meaning. Camellia will be a catalyst for change and help educate young children (and their parents) to appreciate the natural riches of the world…and to protect them.
About the Author
Debra Wideroe is the recipient of numerous professional, academic and service awards, including the recent Charles H. Sandage Excellence in Teaching Award, Debbie Widero's ties to education included having her own columns in Sunshine Family Magazine and KidScreen Magazine. Debbie received her Master’s Degree from Harvard University, launched nationwide TV campaigns for children, wrote, produced and directed celebrated children’s TV specials, as well as working with the major entertainment studios and non-profit groups. She is currently the president of the Widerøe Group and has been a Visiting Professor of Communication at Pepperdine University in Malibu, California for the past 16 years. Camellia and her friends are brought to life by the illustrations of Daniela Frongia. An Italian native, currently based in London, Daniela has illustrated over 50 children's books to date. Inspired by the Disney classics and Manga, Dany showed a passion and talent for drawing by the early age of four. She devoted her gift to the arts and has a degree from the Art School in Italy as well as a certificate in graphic design.
What People are Saying About This
“I think all children start out as explorers and some of us never stop. In this delightful and engaging book series, The Adventures of Camellia N., our heroine, Camellia N. explores the ocean to discover the mysteries of our blue life support system. She explores what it means that we are all connected to the ocean - important knowledge and an inspiration for children everywhere!"
National Geographic Society Explorer-in-Residence Dr. Sylvia A. Earle, called "Her Deepness" by theNew Yorkerand theNew York Times, "Living Legend" by the Library of Congress, and first "Hero for the Planet" byTimemagazine, is an oceanographer, explorer, author, and lecturer
"The Adventures of Camellia N. helps foster the idea that humans have to live in harmony with each other, other species and planet earth. This beautiful book series, which covers every part of our planet, provides a powerful message for young children. As Camellia gains an appreciation of the world surrounding her, so do the readers. Camellia and her adventures will help educate and inspire children throughout our planet, with hopes of creating change." - Graciela Chichilnisky worked extensively on the Kyoto Protocol, creating and designing the carbon market that became international law in 2005. Dr. Chichilnisky is currently a Visiting Professor at Stanford University and the CEO of Global Thermostat. The Washington Post calls her an "A-List Star." Time Magazine calls her a "Hero of the Environment."