April 23, 2014 | Dallas, TX
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NEW CHILDREN’S BOOK HIGHLIGHTS SCIENCE BEHIND COLORADO LANDMARKS
COLORADO BOOK ADDED TO CHILDREN’S BOOK SERIES
Imagination Vacation Colorado follows the adventures of Emmaline and Oliver as they explore Colorado’s mountains and deserts. At each stop the children dream up an imaginative scenario responsible for the natural wonders before them. They imagine that Garden of the Gods is really, “a parade of pink and orange land sharks.” Their parents fill them in on the equally fascinating geology that shapes the land. Imagination Vacation Coloradois the latest addition to author/illustrator Anastasia Kierst’s Imagination Vacation series.
Kierst intends for the series to be a fun way to work learning into family vacations. “My dad is a geologist. Growing up, family vacations turned into fieldtrips and scientific expeditions. He even took me on a dinosaur dig once! As a teacher, I was frustrated that I couldn’t give my students those experiences. It seemed only natural to encourage parents to turn vacations into educational adventures.” Stops in the Imagination Vacation Colorado adventure include; Rocky Mountain National Park, Great Sand Dunes National Park, Garden of the Gods, Pikes Peak, Dinosaur Ridge, Dinosaur National Monument and Nederland, Colorado. The author’s father, retired geologist Christopher Kierst, lends his expertise as a consultant on scientific accuracy.
The first book in the series, Imagination Vacation Yellowstone caught the eye of the Yellowstone Association and the Greater Yellowstone Coalition. Both organizations now carry the title in their bookshops. Publisher Eternal Summers Press LLC is offering Imagination Vacation Coloradoto similar institutions as well as mainstream gift shops, museum gift shops and conventional bookstores. The book is already available on amazon.com.
Kierst worked as an elementary art teacher for seven years. Now she works as a full time author/illustrator. Her other work include: Hummingbird Heaven: a counting poem, Imagination Vacation Yellowstone and P is for Pangolin an alphabet of obscure, endangered & underappreciated animals. Kierst and her husband, teacher Jeff Martin, enjoy travel, backpacking, mountain biking and caving. The two are renovating a house in Rollinsville, Colorado.
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