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Book details
  • Genre:JUVENILE FICTION
  • SubGenre:People & Places / United States / Native American
  • Language:English
  • Series title:Turtle Tales
  • Series Number:2
  • Pages:30

Francis Falls Asleep

Francis Se Queda Dormido

by Chad Barr

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Overview
TThis children’s story is about a turtle named Francis, who falls into a deep sleep on the banks of the Chesapeake Bay. His dreams take him to Arizona, where he learns about life in the South West. He meets new friends, learns about Native American culture, explores new areas, and goes on the journey of a lifetime, only to wake up back in Maryland, safe and sound. Francis learns to follow his dreams, and to keep an open mind when visiting new places. He learns all about the Native Americans of this region, and some of their traditions. He meets new friends, and learns how they survive in the dry desert. New vocabulary is described at the end of the book in the glossary, and English and Spanish descriptions are provided. Francis Falls Asleep encourages our kids to dream, and to follow their dreams. This fictional story is written in both English and Spanish, and the text is color-coded for a simplified translation using Superfly Productions -Tinted Translation.
Description
This children’s story is about a turtle named Francis, who falls into a deep sleep on the banks of the Chesapeake Bay. His dreams take him to Arizona, where he learns about life in the South West. He meets new friends, learns about Native American culture, explores new areas, and goes on the journey of a lifetime, only to wake up back in Maryland, safe and sound. Francis learns to follow his dreams, and to keep an open mind when visiting new places. He learns all about the Native Americans of this region, and some of their traditions. He meets new friends, and learns how they survive in the dry desert. New vocabulary is described at the end of the book in the glossary, and English and Spanish descriptions are provided. Francis Falls Asleep encourages our kids to dream, and to follow their dreams. This fictional story is written in both English and Spanish, and the text is color-coded for a simplified translation using Superfly Productions -Tinted Translation. By matching the English words with the Spanish words of the same color, anyone can learn a new language. Readers of all ages will be entertained by the stories, and can easily comprehend two languages with each story. This book is one of eight installments that makes up the Turtle Tales series. Each story in the series incorporates life lessons, geography, history, sports references, and common phrases in two languages.
About the author
Dr. Charles (Chad) Barr is the author of the Turtle Tales series of children’s books. This innovative bi-lingual series of books use a color-coded translation tool, which allows readers of both languages direct access to specific translations. Each Turtle Tale story incorporates language, history, sports trivia, geography, and a valuable lesson. Chad’s books are inspired by his Maryland roots, his passion for travel, and desire to familiarize children with some of life’s most important lessons. By incorporating two languages, his books bridge the gap between cultures. He believes that it is never too early to introduce ideas such as acceptance and forgiveness. Grevis the Green Turtle was the first edition of the Turtle Tales series, and follows a young turtle as he moves from Venezuela, to the shores of Maryland. Here he finds a new home, and makes new friends. Francis Falls Asleep was the second installment for the series, and finds Maryland Terrapin (Francis) in a crazy dream, where he explores the dry desert of the Mid-West. The third installment to the Turtle Tales Series, is entitled: Lenny Learns a Lesson. This book introduces readers to the concept of acceptance, and diversity. Dr. Barr grew up in Columbia Maryland, as a Maryland Terrapins Basketball fan, and is currently teaching Sports Management at Lynn University in Boca Raton Florida. He also owns and operates Superfly Productions, which is not only the publishing company for his books, but also his music. He writes, and performs music with Atomic Organ. Their first album, Trending Now, is currently available on iTunes, Amazon, and Facebook. Atomic Organ is slated to release 5 new EP’s at the start of 2012. Chad lives with his wife in Deerfield Beach Florida.
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