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Book Bites for Kids-Carla Mooney,Owen and the Dragon-Amazing Africa

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Host Suzanne Lieurance talks with author Carla Mooney about two books she has written.The First book is Owen and the Dragon and the second is Amazing Africa Projects You Can Build Yourself. Description of Owen and the Dragon-Owen is a ten-year old boy who has just moved to a new town and left behind his best friend and everything familiar to him. Unable to face unpacking his room, Owen decides to explore the woods behind his new home. He is stunned to discover a dragon named Phineas. Owen soon gains the dragons trust and learns that Phineas has lost the ability to fly. As he struggles to find a way for the dragon to return home, Owen learns friendship can be found in unexpected places.Description of Amazing Africa Projects-Separating the vast continent into its many distinct and diverse countries, this comprehensive reference introduces the ancient civilizations and tribes, unique traditions, and amazing wildlife of Africa. With 25 fun projects that kids can complete using easily accessible supplies and even recycled materials, this study clearly demonstrates what life is like in each unique setting. Step-by-step instructions show how to make shields for an initiation ceremony, cook banana fritters and benne cakes, and design animal masks to celebrate the seasons. Summarizing one of the world's largest and most populous landscapes, this overview also touches on the obstacles overcome by the African people and how the global community can help them face future challenges.

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