‘The Magic in You’ to Appear at 2014 Bologna Book Fair

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Penelope Torribio’s latest book illustrates importance of Earth’s environmental health.

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A fairy and a young boy meet in Penelope Torribio’s children’s book “The Magic in You: From Vacant Lot to Community Garden” (published by Trafford Publishing), to create a community garden out of a trash-filled, vacant lot.

While growing up in a low-income apartment building, the young boy encounters a nature fairy named Phloxie whose graduating gift from fairy school was the empty lot right outside the boy’s building. Although Phloxie was upset with her so-called gift, she works with the boy to beautify the empty space.

Phloxie’s desire to fill the world with flowers, coupled with the boy’s helping hands, transforms the nearby vacant area into a community garden for the neighborhood to share.

Torribio hopes “The Magic in You” will inspire children to become involved in the clean-up of litter and the establishment of community gardens in their own neighborhoods.

“I believe every community should have one or more community gardens for so many reasons,” Torribio says. “The first is that people need to be in touch with nature and the process of growing things. The second is that it develops community pride and the third, it makes communities attractive.”

“The Magic in You” will be displayed at the 2014 Bologna Children’s Book Fair from March 24 - 27.

The Magic in You
By Penelope Torribio
Softcover | 8.5 x 11 in | 40 pages | ISBN 9781426957239
Available at Amazon and Barnes & Noble

About the Author
Penelope Torribio calls herself an ecology artist, in that she uses art, music, poetry, storytelling, puppetry and photography to help raise awareness of Earth-life balance. She has produced six nature relaxation DVDs and 10 musical CDs. Her repertoire extends even further with two previously published children’s books and more to come.

Trafford Publishing, an Author Solutions, LLC, author services imprint, was the first publisher in the world to offer an “on-demand publishing service,” and has led the independent publishing revolution since its establishment in 1995. Trafford was also one of the earliest publishers to utilize the Internet for selling books. More than 10,000 authors from over 120 countries have utilized Trafford’s experience for self publishing their books. For more information about Trafford Publishing, or to publish your book today, call 1-888-232-4444 or visit trafford.com.

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