Friday, April 8, 2011
One Pelican at a Time by Nancy Stewart
read author interview with Pump Up Your Book here
As days passed, the girls waited and watched while adults tried to fix the problem. That is, until they saw the old pelican leave his perch and plunge into a patch of sticky sea.
Britt gasped. “Will he come back up?”
“If he does, how can he live? Bella questioned.
But he did come to the surface, covered in heavy, tacky oil. He looked at them, and they looked at him. And the girls took action.
“Help! Help us help the pelican!” both girls screamed.
A young man who, on such a hot, summer day, would be renting colorful umbrellas to beachgoers, sat alone on the sand.
“What’s the trouble?” he shouted, running toward the girls.
“The old pelican! The old pelican! We have to save him!” Bella sobbed.
“Come on. No time to lose!” The young man sprinted down the beach to the clean-up crews.
“Ah, I know that old bird,” nodded the crew chief. “Let’s go get him.”
Nancy travels extensively throughout the world, most particularly Africa. She is the US chair of a charity in Lamu, Kenya, that places girls in intermediate schools to allow them to further their education.
Nancy is the author of One Pelican at a Time and two other Bella books: Bella Saves the Beach and Sea Turtle Summer. All three will be published by Guardian Angel Publishing.
She and her family live in St. Louis and Clearwater Beach, Florida.
You can visit Nancy online at www.nancystewartbooks.com or at her blog www.nancystewartbooks.blogspot.com.
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A copy of this book was provided for review by Virtual Book tours