Author Mary Faye Continues her Advocacy on Marine Life Protection Through her Book that Relentlessly Encourages the Youth to take Part in Such a Big Responsibility

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Aquatic Life Preservation Becomes the Pivotal Theme of a Picture Book

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The release of author Mary Faye’s The Adventures of Patroller Puffer, a tale that comes with a cautionary message on coral reef and aquatic life preservation, last year has caught the attention of supporters of marine life preservation from all over the world. Her advocacy however, did not end at the book’s publication but a continuous drive to awaken everybody of the marine life’s great threats. Now, she persistently encourages readers to explore deeper on the message of her book and offer awareness to children on what they can contribute to help in this cause.

This book explores the very foundations of the islands of the Florida Keys that were formed by a tedious and intricate process of building over the ages. This foundation houses a uniquely colorful and fascinating community of living creatures. The animals and plants of this wondrous world depend upon the uninterrupted living-dying, building process of the coral for their existence.

Aquatic life in the coral reef exhibits behavior much like that of human beings on the land. Fish show curiosity about their environment, perform certain public services for the good of others and their community, show loyalty in the defense of their own kind and they choose mates.

Coral reefs around the world are endangered from both deliberate and unintentional actions of people. The building of shore resorts and marinas has required dynamiting large areas of coral. Oil is lethal in sea communities in quantities as large as spills from tankers and rigs or as small as what is leftover in cans and tossed overboard from small craft. Snorkelers and divers who carelessly brush against the reef can dislodge whole populations of living communities.

In The Adventures of Patroller Puffer, The Fish of a coral community in the Florida Keys have serious problems caused by The People. But a little Person named Thomas and a little Fish named Puffer, two very special outsiders, will join together and help them out. Will they be able to restore the faith of The Fish in the goodness of The People? Readers may find out in this informative book.

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About the Author
Mary Faye was Director of the President's Environmental Youth Awards Program in Washington, DC, during the Administration of President Jimmy Carter. The program provided information to schools (K-12) to encourage environmental awareness and recognized young people at White House ceremonies for outstanding contributions toward the protection of wildlife, land, air and water resources. Later, she lived and worked in Australia as a media and public relations consultant. After returning to Washington, DC, she served as Director of Special Projects for the Kahlil Gibran Foundation during the planning, fundraising, construction and dedication by President George Bush of a memorial garden in the nation's capital to the honor of Arab-Americans. She subsequently returned to her hometown in South Georgia and served as Special Assistant to Millard Fuller, Founder of Habitat for Humanity International. With a background in Public Relations, she has written and produced texts, including brochures, press releases and videotapes, both in the United States and abroad.

The Adventures of Patroller Puffer by Mary Faye
Publication Date: November 15, 2011
Softcover Book: $31.99; 56 pages; 978-1-4628-5450-9
Hardcover Book: $41.99; 56 pages; 978-1-4628-5451-6
eBook; $9.99; 978-1-46912-457-5
Members of the media who wish to review this book may request a complimentary paperback copy by contacting the publisher at (888) 795-4274 x. 7879. To purchase copies of the book for resale, please fax Xlibris at (610) 915-0294 or call (888) 795-4274 x. 7879.

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