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The Return of Carmela Dutra
Hello our fellow readers! Today, we’re ELATED to welcome back Carmela Dutra, Author of Little Katie Goes to the Moon & Lorenzo the Bear. Carmela is joining us to talk about all of the books in her new series titled Lorenzo the Bear: Encounter at Jellyfish Cove, Journey to Honeysuckle Mountain & Trip to the Arctic Frontier. In this interview, Carmela shares her series and encourages children to set free their creativity through writing, describes the main character and other fun facts. Be sure to tune in & join the adventures of Lorenzo!
Here’s more information about Carmela
Carmela Dutra is an award-winning author, storyteller, illustrator, wife and mother. She is currently residing with her family in the California Bay Area.
Nothing is more magical for a child than being transported to a new world where they can explore and discover unknown things. Carmela is very passionate about children’s literacy, which is the main reason she started writing for her niece and nephew. With no intention of her work ever going public, she wanted to create something fun and special for them to enjoy.
She is best known for her frequent visits to classrooms in her community, where she shares her series and encourages children to set free their own creativity through writing, and drawing.
More about Lorenzo The Bear
Encounter at Jellyfish Cove
When Lorenzo’s friend Lucy Bear is taken captive by the evil pirate Lord Boris the Red-Butted Baboon, Lorenzo stops at nothing to find her. With the help of his friend Toucan Tracy, and her Friendly Flying Friends of the sky; they go after Lord Boris to save Lucy. Lorenzo the Bear will help to teach readers the importance of friendship, bravery, and how important it is to always look for the good in others. Lorenzo has already charmed his way into the hearts of many, and rekindled their love for adventures. May he do the same for you also as you share with him in his first adventure when you read, Encounter at Jellyfish Cove.
Journey to Honeysuckle Mountain
After returning home with his friends from their Encounter at Jellyfish Cove, Lorenzo the Bear soon realizes something is not right in the town of Poppy Hills Place. The town has run out of honey, and there doesn’t appear to be an end in sight!
It’s the Adventures of Lorenzo the Bear
join him on his Journey to Honeysuckle Mountain!
Trip to the Arctic Frontier
Join Lorenzo and Lucy Bear on their latest adventure to the Arctic Frontier. Explore the snow-covered terrain, as they make their way visit Lorenzo’s Grand-Bears. But watch out! There are creatures of snow that lurk in the mountains, where the Evergreens grow.
It’s the Adventures of Lorenzo the Bear join him on his trip to the Arctic Frontier!
In this episode
- Carmela shared more about her book, her writing process for Lorenzo the Bear series
- Tells us how she started writing the Lorenzo the Bear series of stories for her niece and nephew, her experience of working with several second and third-grade classrooms to write her story together. Not only did they help her to write the story, but they also helped with ideas for the illustrations.
- explains how her stories have the underlying message of friendship, helping ones in need and displaying courage when friends are in trouble.
- She also discusses importance of reading with your kids, enforcing positive behaviour in kids, her upcoming books & more…
Be sure to Listen to this episode & feel free to share it by using the social media buttons at the bottom of this page!
Finally, where can we find Carmela?
Visit her website www.carmeladutra.com
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