I am very thrilled to host Nancy Stewart on her virtual book tour.  Her book is a must read.  Please join me in welcoming Nancy.

About Nancy Stewart

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After having been an elementary school teacher, a management consultant with New Options, Inc. in New York City and a university professor of education, Nancy Stewart now writes children’s books full time.  She, her husband and three sons, lived in London for eight years, where she was a consultant to several universities, including Cambridge.

Nancy travels extensively throughout the world, most particularly Africa.  She is the US chair of a charity in Lamu, Kenya, that places girls in intermediate schools to allow them to further their education.

Nancy is the author of One Pelican at a Time and two other Bella books:  Bella Saves the Beach and Sea Turtle Summer.  All three will be published by Guardian Angel Publishing.

She and her family live in St. Louis and Clearwater Beach, Florida.

You can visit Nancy online at or at her blog

One Pelican at a Time is a much needed book that explores the Gulf Oil Spill. The story showcases Bella and her best friend Britt. The girls are very concerned about the slick oil that came to shore. Bella’s and Britt’s concern grew to a peak when their favorite pelican plunged into a patch of blackened sea. They feared for the Pelican’s safety. The girls took action and with their help a bird sanctuary expert helped save the pelican’s life.

Reading One Pelican at a Time left me with a warm fuzzy feeling deep in my heart because of the following reasons:

1) The story chronicles two very responsible teens taking action to help remedy a very serious situation caused by adults.

2) Teachers and parents can read the story to teach children about respecting the earth and how to care for our planet.

3) Most importantly, parents and teachers can use the book to instill in young children that we all, young and old must do our part to keep our planet safe.

Samantha Bell’s illustrations brought this exceptional story to full life. If you are a concerned parent or teacher in search of a good book that will help children learn about caring for the planet, I highly recommend One Pelican at a Time.

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10 responses to this post.

  1. Thanks for hosting Nancy today. I hope your readers will check out her book. It’s an Amazon bestseller, and has spent time on their Hot New Releases list and their Most Wished for list.

    Readers can view a trailer for this book at

    Thanks again.



  2. One Pelican at a Time has already been published and I hope lots of people will buy it. The book is not only about the oil spill event, it shows kids that anyone can help make a difference in the world.


  3. What i liked about this book is that it opened up more discussions with my children (5, 10, & 11) which got them doing additional “research” on the oil spill.


  4. This is perfect for today. It’s the anniversary of the spill it made the news in Texas. They said very little money has been paid on the claims, because people have not proven their losses.Sounds like a bunch of BP crapola to me.
    J. Aday Kennedy
    The Differently-Abled Writer & Speaker
    Children’s Author of Stella the Fire Farting Dragon (April 2010)


  5. Thank you so very much for hosting me today on your wonderful blog. It’s always a pleasure, and today is no exception!

    All best wishes to you,



  6. What a terrific book. My two grand kids love it. Thanks Nancy. You made them “AWARE.”

    Margot’s Magic Carpet
    Kids Books With a WOW Factor!


  7. Nancy and Nicole,
    Thanks for keeping this on-going problem before the public. Let’s hope the awareness will spur us to provide more protection to our water and animals in the future.


  8. Nancy:

    You tackle this difficult subject matter with such grace and love for the environment. Showing two young girls making a different is inspirational! Keep up the great work!

    Hi Nicole!!

    Best wishes,
    Children’s Author
    Write What Inspires You Blog
    The Golden Pathway Story book Blog
    Donna M. McDine’s Website


  9. Nancy,

    Thanks for letting me review your wonderful book. I thrilled your book is an Amazon top seller. WAY TO GO!

    Nicole Weaver


  10. HELLO ALL,

    Thanks so much for taking the time to stop by and leave comments. You all are very special. Have a grand day!

    Nicole Weaver


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