Wednesday, February 23, 2011

One Pelican at a Time Virtural Book Tour, April and May, 2011

Bella, Britt, Pelican and I will virtually tour the blogosphire, beginning  April 4 through May 27, 2011 on my first virtual book tour with Pump Up Your Book! And, of course, none of us would be touring without the marvelous artwork by Samantha Bell.

About One Pelican at a Time

Bella and Britt love living by the beach. When they find oil washing to shore from a gulf spill, they want to help but are told there is nothing for kids to do. But when their old friend the crooked beak pelican, becomes covered with oil, they help save his life by their quick thinking and action.

Read the Excerpt

The girls waited and watched while adults tried to fix the problem. That is, until they saw the old pelican leave his perch and plunge into a patch of blackened sea.

Britt gasped.  "Will he come back up?"

"If he does, how can he live? Bella asked.

But he did come to the surface, covered in heavy tacky oil. After seeing his oily feathers, the girls took action.

"Help! Help us help the pelican! both girls screamed.

Normally on such a hot summer day, the beach boy would be renting colorful umbrellas to his customers. Instead, he sat alone on the sand. "What's wrong?" He jumped up and ran toward the girls.

"The old pelican! The old pelican! We have to save him! Bella sobbed.

"Come on. No time to lose!" The young man sprinted down the beach toward the clean-up crews.

"Ah, I know that old bird," nodded the crew chief. "Let's go get him."

                       One Pelican at a Time coming soon!


  1. Good luck with the virtual tour! Can't wait to hear how it goes.

  2. Congratulations! Your book looks great! I'll be interested in following your blog tour and in hearing your feelings about doing it.

  3. Hope all your friends will follow along with your tour. Congrats on your book, Nancy.

  4. What a timely book. Good luck. I hope you enjoy the tour.
    J. Aday Kennedy
    The Differently-Abled Writer & Speaker
    Children's Author of Klutzy Kantor & Marta's Gargantuan Wings

  5. Nancy,

    Congrats on your book. I look forward to reading it.

    Nicole Weaver

  6. This sounds like the kind of book that will help kids realize they can make a difference in the world. I hope it sells well.

  7. Nancy,
    The picture of the pelican covered in oil is just heartbreaking. Thanks for writing about the plight of the pelicans. Let's hope this never happens again.

  8. Nancy, hope things go well with your tour and new book. It's a great book for kids (and parents) to read!

  9. Keep us posted on the tour! If you need another blog, let me know. I would love to host you.


  10. Thank you all for your kind comments. I am so appreciative!