Waverly Braves the Breeze: The Story of a Galapagos Albatross (Friendship Books for Kids, Kids Book about Fear) (Hardcover)

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By Samantha Cora, Rosie Eve (Illustrator)
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Waverly’s is a unique story of how bravery, friendship, and encouragement conquer anxiety. Set in the Galápagos, the book introduces children to unusual animals and Spanish phrases while exploring the theme of overcoming fear in order to grow.

Come along to Española Island, in the Galápagos archipelago, one of the only places in the world where the waved albatross breeds. Meet Waverly, a young albatross who is afraid to spread her wings and fly. What if she gets lonely? What if she misses home? As Waverly thinks things over, she befriends other unusual and special animals on Española Island. Together, they help Waverly discover just how brave she can be.

This rhyming story skillfully explores themes of anxiety, friendship, and bravery while introducing kids to the real-world life cycle of the waved albatross. The story centers on the process of fledging, when young albatrosses reach the age of about six months and leave their home on Española Island to spend years at sea. The charming story is followed by robust educational backmatter about the Galápagos.

About the Author

Samantha Cora is a writer and photographer. She grew up exploring the woods around her family’s farm and cabin in Wisconsin, writing stories and taking photos. She worked as a journalist for the first decade of her career; other jobs include nonprofit communications and founder of the organization Playful Acorns. This is her first book, inspired by visiting the Galápagos Islands as a student at St. Norbert College. Samantha lives in Madison, Wisconsin, with her husband, daughter, and cats.

Rosie Eve is an author and illustrator based in the UK. Her love of film, graphic novels, and Japanese woodcuts influence her rich, cinematic visual storytelling. Most of Rosie’s recent work has explored global environmental issues. She is the author and illustrator of the children’s books Demain il fera beau and Demain la forêt.
Product Details
ISBN: 9781735311562
ISBN-10: 1735311561
Publisher: Tra Publishing
Publication Date: April 23rd, 2024
Pages: 32
Language: English