The Adventures of Hillary the Little Ladybug
In the dark of the night, Hillary is drawn from her bedroom
into the backyard of her house. It is there, she sees Bigfoot.
After a letter from the King offers Hillary’s mom, Alice, a teaching job at the castle, in Ladybug City, everything changes. Hillary’s family moves from their humble surroundings to a big new home, with a pool, in Ladybug City. The very first night, Bigfoot surprises her. Because of a scarcity of food, the Bigfoot tribe, starts taking food from garbage cans and breaking into homes, stealing food. With the loss of Baby Bigfoot and the disappearance of Hillary’s new friend, Tiny Tim, things get a little scary. Hillary, finding her way out of this without worse news, is going to be difficult.
Co-authored by William Dandurand, Elisabeth Revel and Mary Cohen, The Adventures of Hillary the Little Ladybug series explores climate change and other topics through stories aimed at young readers.
The series features original illustrations, photography and playfully educational storylines to tell adventurous children’s tales from the perspective of a precocious ladybug.
All proceeds from sales of the “Ladybug” books benefit Mother Nature Festival Live Inc., which endeavors to stop harmful climate change.
In previous episodes of the Hillary the Ladybug saga, our heroine has solved the mystery of the secret cave, found herself in a post-nuclear world, joined the crew on a submarine, faced giant sharks, encountered a haunted castle, met the King of England, learned a valuable life lesson from a praying mantis, dealt with a family vacation gone wrong, and in this new book, learns about food scarcity from the infamous Bigfoot tribe.
The original illustration of Hillary the Little Ladybug was created by American-born Gary Revel Jr., a 2006 Finnish Star Winner who lived in Finland for 16 years. Revel Jr. has received acclaim for his singing, dancing and acting in Finland and Hollywood, California.
“The Adventures of Hillary the Little Ladybug is in development at Jongleur Pictures LLC for the making of an animated series to be produced by Jeff Olm,” says Gary Revel. “Jeff has been on the film-making team of many top-grossing films over the last 20 years. These include Titanic, The Revenant, Shrek Forever After, Kung Fu Panda, Madagascar 3: Europe’s Most Wanted, Avengers: Age of Ultron, and many more.”
Jongleur Books publishes other William Dandurand-authored books, including ABC Owl: Who Are You, Lochy the Loch Ness Monster, Harry the Fairy, Global Warming A to Z, Halloween A to Z, California Girls A – Z, Treasure Stories Told by My Grandfather and Hillary and the Haunted Castle. The publishing company’s backlist includes over 70 books, novels and chapter books from over 20 authors and illustrators.
For more information about how the Hillary the Little Ladybug series is helping to stop global warming, visit https://mothernaturefestival.live.
Also visit https://garyrevel.com/book/, or follow the publisher on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/jongleurbooks.
Hillary and Bigfoot
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