About the author: Annabella Stoyke grew up on a 200 acre farm in the Muskoka region of central Ontario. Her fondness for animals of all kinds, and her concern for the environment, started at a very young age. This keen awareness matured and continued throughout her formal education, culminating with an honours BSc in Ecology and Environmental Science from the University of Toronto, Canada.
Publishing the ABC Adventure Series, beginning with Christy Solves a Mystery, has been a lifelong dream of Annabella’s.
About the book: The ABC adventure series provides children with the entertaining intrigue of solving a mystery and at the same time, a great educational platform to learn about their environment through the recognition of the alphabet and basic numbers. In addition to this, there is space within each book for the reader to practice their letters and numbers while searching for them amidst the realistic illustrations of the wildlife they love in their natural habitat. In this first book of the series, Christy Solves a Mystery, we feature North American animals.
While education is the main goal, it’s essential to encourage children to have an emotional connection to the environment. Equally as important, they need to understand that all our activities have an impact on the world, adversely and otherwise. Many animals are becoming extinct because of human actions that have not been well thought out. We need to teach respect and instill awareness of the planet, and all that inhabits it, at a very early age. That is the intention of this series, so that our environment and wildlife will be preserved and flourish for generations to come.