Calvin Compost in Organic City
By: Brenda J. Barnes
Calvin Compost is like most kids in that he longs for adventure and excitement. Calvin, however, is no ordinary boy. He is an earthworm and lives in a compost bin where he reads about the exploits of his favorite heroes. But when the world needs a real hero who can save the entire community and perhaps the planet, Calvin’s eagerness for excitement may get him more than he bargained for. He must leave the safety of the only home he has ever known and venture into a big, dangerous world, going on an incredible quest into the unknown and returning a hero!
Recommended for children ages 5 through 12. Grades K through 6.
Brenda J. Barnes grew up in the mountain regions of Tennessee and Kentucky. Living close to that kind of beautiful, lush terrain instilled a lifelong love of gardening and nature in her. Brenda started writing creatively as a child, and her love of words continues decades later. She has achieved success as an author and an online poet, often writing in the Haiku style among others. In addition to penning a book about her childhood that will be released later this year, her first published children’s book, “Calvin Compost in Organic City,” was released in 2012. Look for more creative works from this author/poet.
Calvin Compost in Organic City is her first published children’s book. Brenda plans to continue The Adventures of Calvin Compost as a series of “books with a message” for children.
Her latest book, Silas Watts: The Highly Electric Lightning Bug, addresses bullying, a particularly disturbing act. Brenda hopes to teach children that bullying is not cool and that if they are being bullied by others, they must not suffer in silence but should enlist the aid of others, particularly their adult overseers.