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written by Nuala Galbari
illustrated by Button Boggs & Taylor Atkins

During the hot, lazy days of summer, life in the woods of Wicomico is peaceful. Mukki the muskrat makes herbal teas, Cornelius the crow fruitlessly tries to take a midday nap, and young Timothy Trumble the tortoise marvels at the world around him. But when humans plan to build a new development in their woodland, the community of animals springs into action to save their homes.

Join a host of loveable characters as they work together to stop the destruction of the Wicomico woodland and preserve their way of life. Travel with them on the Chesapeake Bay, where they meet new friends and find a bright world outside the Wicomico woods. After an ample share of excitement, they learn that small animals can make a difference and discover that plenty of wisdom can be found right at home.

Songs, vocabulary, and fun facts about the history and wildlife of the Chesapeake Bay make The Woods of Wicomico a delightful educational experience for the whole family. This imaginative, richly illustrated story invites us all to discover, enjoy and preserve the natural world around us.

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Meet the Author

Nuala Galbari was born in Belfast, Northern Ireland. She studied hospitality management at the Belfast College of Business Studies, creative writing and design at the Minnesota School of Business, and playwriting and nineteenth-century literature through the University of Oxford. Nuala worked as an editorial manager for a Minnesota advertising agency, and has contributed articles and stories to Airways magazine, Pleasant Living magazine, and Equus. She is a member of the Authors Guild and the Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators (SCBWI). She is a poet, playwright, composer, and author. She lives in Gloucester County, Virginia, where she is a principal of a small advertising media company focusing on fine arts and entertainment.

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Formats: Hardcover, Paperback, E-book

Pages: 166

ISBN HC: 978-1-951565-17-6

ISBN PB: 978-1-951565-26-8

Release Date: 04/23/2020


“Children will be captivated when they meet Timothy the tortoise, Octavious the osprey, Grahame the groundhog, and their friends of various species, all dwelling in the woods of Wicomico. Nuala Galbari has written, and Buttons Boggs has illustrated, a narrative that’s up-to-the minute in its environmental message, but timeless in its ability to bring animals to vital life as distinct individuals. Best of all, through its sparkling vocabulary, and original songs and lyrics, this book invites an engaged and creative response on the part of its young readers.” —Barbara J. King, author of Being with Animals

“This timely fable brings enchantment to the reader, with its deft use of music and lyrics to suit the themes, and by the luscious illustrations devised by Buttons Boggs and Nancy Atkins. The Woods of Wicomico is a tale that encourages all of us to consider how we can work together to save our planet and protect the diverse species under our care.” —Sarah Meschutt, PhD, (Oxon.) senior curator, Jamestown-Yorktown Foundation, American Revolution Museum at Yorktown, Virginia

“Children will be exposed to a deep appreciation of animals and their habitat, and the indisputable fact that animals enhance the planet for the greater good of all creatures. I heartily and warmly endorse this book for any reader, young or old, who wants to capture the magic of the natural world.” —Walter Seibert, MSW Seibert Associates: Major Philanthropy Consulting

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