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Book details
  • SubGenre:Fairy Tales & Folklore / General
  • Age Range (years):6 - 8
  • Language:English
  • Pages:34
  • eBook ISBN:9781483515656

The Magic in You

From Vacant Lot to Community Garden

by Penelope Torribio

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The Magic in You is a story about young boy who helps a fairy create a beautiful garden from a vacant lot.
In this enchanting tale author Penelope Torribio, tells of how a fairy and a boy turn a vacant lot into a beautiful community garden, demonstrating how someone of any age, even a child and a fairy can make a difference in a community and maybe even the world. This book has lovely photo-based illustrations by the author with just the right mix of fantasy and reality.
About the author
Penelope Torribio calls herself an ecology artist in that she uses art, music, poetry, storytelling, puppetry and photography to help raise awareness of our need to live in balance with all the elements of our world and beyond. As a songwriter and family performer Penelope has written numerous children's musical puppet shows on topics such as: “The Rain is Coming,” rain forest ecology: "Dinosaur Dance, how not to become extinct, "Under the Blue Blue Sea," ocean ecology, "Out in Outer Space," space ecology; and songs for young children, "Guardians of the Earth." These ecology musicals provide some of the songs for Penelope’s many children’s albums. Penelope is also the creator of numerous children's relaxation DVDs , such as Take Ten, Ten Minutes in Nature, Volume 1, “Bugs and Those Who Love Them.” These DVDs, combine beautiful child friendly relaxing music with Penelope’s nature photography. Her latest books are: "Einstein in My Garden, Photos and Reflections on Bugs" and "Never Get Too Close to a Fish," about the death of a pet. Penelope believes in encouraging ecology without fear and she has a mission to help bring music and art back into the schools.