A NOTE FROM THE AUTHOR
My name is Brenda Carlsen and I am the author of “Wascana’s Journey” and “Joella’s Beach Journey” which has just been published. Both books feature the lovely, whimsical illustrations of Doina Cocuiba Terrano.
I am pleased to introduce my newest character, Joella, an inspiring small goose who has studied the stars, the moon, and the wind and feels confident she can lead her flock away from the approaching cold winter to the warm south. The geese have many hilarious adventures on the beach, and when it’s time to leave, Joella reveals to them the strengths and confidence they never realized they possessed.
A US Coast Guard family and their children, Allison and Christopher, became very important to me when my previous book Wascana’s Amazing Journey was published. I have dedicated “Joella’s Beach Journey” to the hard working women and men of the US Coast Guard.
In my earlier book, Wascana is a young Canada Goose who is flying south to escape the cold winter that will be arriving, but one of his wings becomes injured during the flight. JoJo, a compassionate young boy, discovers Wascana and they share adventures and fun in the snow. This story is one of healing, empathy, belonging and letting go.
Your children and “the child in all of us” will enjoy these beautiful stories.
When children are enthusiastic about reading, our world is expanded as we learn more about ourselves and especially others. Be kind to one another.