Imagine an upside-down book, where one side is always written in English. Turn the book over, and the other half of the book is written in the language of the country where the action takes place.
Florian the Fly: The Special Delivery of Camila de Cuba takes the reader from Florida to Cuba, an island nation full of beautiful scenery and lively culture. Florian and his Cuban butterfly companion must also solve the problem of poachers collecting the endangered Cuban Painted Snails, the most colorful snails in the world. This is an adventure sure to please English/Spanish readers. Available in October of 2021.
I thoroughly enjoyed reading “Florian the Fly”. It’s whimsical, creative, and just plain fun. As a student of languages, I like the unique bilingual aspect and can imagine how this might pique an interest in children to learn another language. The adventure of this resourceful fly is not only entertaining, but educational as well, as he describes the cultural aspects of the various sites he visits. I’ve enjoyed traveling right along with Florian on his exciting trans-Atlantic flight from Germany to the U.S. and his magical tour of Florida has definitely whetted my appetite to visit the Villa Vizcaya museum and gardens in Miami. I am looking forward to sharing this imaginative book with my 7-year-old great-granddaughter. The book is also somewhat of a cliff-hanger, as the story “ends” with Florian agreeing to help his new butterfly-friend Camila find her way back home again—to Cuba! A sequel waiting to happen.
Diane Mikrut, Nature Photographer and former Volunteer Administrator of Interpreter Services at major Chicago hospital.
It’s a rare privilege to be given a chance to travel on the wings of a humble fly. This little book was a warm invitation to explore the rich and diverse depths of languages and culture. Beautiful illustrations warm the heart, tell a story and keep the journey grounded. Florian held my hand as we flew deep into a world unlike any I have ever known. Had a book like this been available when I was a child, I might have eagerly learned to speak more than a single language. Originality, creativity, and imagination make this book a joy for parents or teachers enriching a child with a second language and the joys of travel and exploring another culture.
Bob Luckin - Award-winning Author
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Book 2 of Florian's Adventure Series is in the works and will be ready for readers in October of this year! Join him and his butterfly friend, Camila de Cuba as the two explore the island and experience its beauty, culture, history, and language. Along the way, the two friends will come face to face with poachers out to capture the endangered Cuban Painted Snails. Written in English/Spanish for children ages 5 -12. Get updates by sharing your e-mail information with me and earn the opportunity to win a copy of the book.