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THE NADIA STONE TRILOGY

Three exciting books for Middle Grade Readers:

Savannah's Leap of Faith

The Power of Sticks in a Bundle

Magic Mercury and the Earth Connections

by Gail Simpson and Janet Antonucci

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3 BOOKS ABOUT LOVING THE ENVIRONMENT, FINDING ADVENTURE, TIME TRAVEL, MAGIC AND GROWING UP!

3 Generations Connect with the Earth and Each Other!!!

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SAVANNAH'S LEAP OF FAITH

June 2021

Savannah "Savvy" LaVoy is an isolated video gaming sixth grader from Yonkers, NY.  It's 2012, a few years after her parents have split when her grandmother, Grada arrives to live with her.  Savvy is angry but eventually transitions from an indoor life of screens to an outdoor life of exploring nature.  A chance meeting with an old homeless woman named Nadia changes their lives forever when they are given a mysterious black stone.

THE POWER OF STICKS IN A BUNDLE

June 2020

It's a decade later and things don't go according to plan for 11-year- old Violet. Her life is turned upside down by a sudden act of nature.  Then, a mysterious illness descends on the world, and COVID-19 changes her life forever.  Sent to live on a nature preserve with a kindly teacher, Violet learns about the healing power of the natural world, and forms a secret connection to a girl who lives in another time and place. She begins to understand the meaning behind the African proverb: "Sticks in a bundle can't be broken."  In this endearing story of coping in times of crisis, Violet begins to appreciate the wonder of living at one with the environment, and people working together to make the world a better place.

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MAGIC MERCURY AND THE SECRET EARTH CONNECTIONS

June 2021

Returning home because of the pandemic, Savvy reunites with Grada and Violet and the intergenerational trio travel together cross-country. They borrow a friend's tricked out camper van and discover another magical power of Nadia's stone when they're instantly transported to any address entered into the GPS!  Their many adventures take them from Alaska to Florida, where they learn about environmental challenges that threaten our planet. The amazing environmentalists they meet inspire Savvy, Grada and Violet to create some exciting solutions of their own!  Their travels teach them the profound importance of connecting with and listening to Nature.

GAIL SIMPSON & JANET ANTONUCCI

June 2021

The authors are a former middle school language arts and social studies teacher and a retired health teacher/athletic director/assistant principal.  Both have written extensively and are members of the board of a Land Trust and town Open Space Committee.

To get more information check out our website:  10-10Teachers.com

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"We do not inherit the earth from our ancestors.  We borrow it from our children."

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GAIL SIMPSON AND
JANET ANTONUCCI

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