Press Release: Embark on an Enchanting Eco-Adventure with “The Girl Who Planted a Forest” – A Bilingual Children’s Book

The Girl Who Planted a Forest from The Adventures of Luna series

[New York, August 5, 2023] – Get ready to step into a world of magic and environmental wonder as we announce the highly anticipated launch of “The Girl Who Planted a Forest,” a captivating bilingual children’s book that promises to inspire young minds to take action for the planet.
In this heartwarming tale, young readers will follow the adventurous journey of Luna, a spirited and curious girl who sets out to make a difference in her world. The story is brought to life through beautiful illustrations and is presented in a dual-language format, making it the perfect literary companion for children learning both English and Spanish.

Luna’s enchanting adventure takes her through the wonders of nature, where she learns the power of native trees and the importance of restoring forests. This inspiring story not only educates children about the impact of deforestation but also instills a sense of environmental stewardship, encouraging them to plant their own seeds of change.

The book’s bilingual nature not only promotes language learning but also fosters cultural appreciation and understanding. “The Girl Who Planted a Forest” is a celebration of diversity and unity, as it unites readers from different linguistic backgrounds in a shared mission to protect our planet.

Authored by Kike Calvo and adorned with delightful illustrations, “The Girl Who Planted a Forest” has already garnered early praise from educators and conservationists alike. Douglas W. Tallamy, an esteemed ecologist and author of “Nature’s Best Hope,” hailed the book’s powerful message: “We have the power to restore forests, and this book shows young readers just how much of a difference they can make!”

Adding to the book’s significance, we are thrilled to announce that Briam Boom, Curator Emeritus of the New York Botanical Garden, has written the foreword. He states, “Luna’s understanding of the value of trees is prescient. The deforestation she witnesses in this story has implications for biodiversity loss and climate change. Luna’s initiative aligns with the international conservation community’s focus on ecosystem restoration and the ‘Decade on Ecosystem Restoration’ declared by the United Nations.”

In the face of massive deforestation and climate change, Luna’s story reminds us that one person can make a difference. Whether you have a small apartment or a spacious yard, nurturing a tree and learning about its natural and cultural history fosters shared responsibility for a sustainable planet. Luna’s inspirational example sets the tone for readers to become guardians of nature and partners in fostering a greener future.

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About the Author:
Kike Calvo is an award-winning photographer, journalist, and author Kike Calvo (pronounced Kee-Keh) specializes in culture and environment. He is a Safina Center Fellow since 2020.
Kike Calvo is a passionate writer and environmental advocate who believes in the transformative power of storytelling. Through her captivating stories, she aims to inspire young readers to become champions of environmental conservation and protectors of our natural world. 

Kike is the founder of Little Explorer, Big World, a project with the mission to create bilingual books that will increase children’s awareness of global environmental issues and foster multi-lingual literacy. Partnering with local NGOs, and adding the support of companies and readers, to date, thousands of free bilingual books have been given to kids living in remote communities around the world.