Meet Calia and her big project!
Ten year old Calia would rather stay in her small Washington town and play freely in the woods than move to a big city in California.
When she discovers her new neighborhood, it's a shock. Something important is missing in the picture: trees!
On her quest to bring nature back into her new urban life and feel more at home, Calia is going to build a strong community of helpers among the kids in her street and far beyond, going through unexpected challenges, adventures and receiving priceless gifts...
Chapter Book: 7 – 10 years
Manuscript available to literary professionals
Writing for children. Writing for nature.
"Lynda A. Salcedo takes the young reader to a wonderful realm of authentic simplicity that elegantly reconciles modern children concerns with the roots of what it means to be part of a living planet. At once candid and penetrating in its embrace of the present moment, Calia's world and journey bring forth positive role models for children in a delightful style."
David Couchariere, Writer / Dramatica Story Consultant