Barbara Gervais Ciancimino, Odonata: The Flying Jewel of Maiden Grass Pond


Join us for a special story time with Barbara Gervais Ciancimino and her book Odonata: The Flying Jewel of Maiden Grass Pond.

Odonata is a great book with a lesson about bullying. Barbara will have coloring pages and a craft for the kids. This is sure to be a fun event!

Odonata dreams of being able to join in the exciting game of tag that the other dragonflies are playing, but every time he tries, they ignore him. Instead, he can only sit on the cattails around his home of Maiden Grass Pond and watch as the others play and have fun without him. And if being ignored wasn't bad enough just by itself, Odonata struggles as one of the biggest, cruelest dragonflies, Drago, goes out of his way to target Odonata. What can Odonata do? So far, pond life hasn't been going too well for him. He'll just have to wait until one rainy afternoon, when he learns just how everything can change...

Barbara Gervais Ciancimino is a retired elementary school teacher who lives in New England with her husband, Jim, and their dog, Ty. Together, they have five children and ten grandchildren, who are the inspiration for her writing. She was born and raised in the city of Hartford, Connecticut, where she later spent twenty-four years teaching reading, writing, and science. Still a teacher at heart, Barbara enjoys incorporating scientific facts about her characters into her stories. Barbara graduated magna cum laude from Central Connecticut State University with a Master's Degree in Elementary Education. She has been a member of SCBWI since 2015. One of Barbara's talents is baking and creating character and wedding cakes for friends and family. She also loves having adventures with her grandchildren and spending time at the beach with her family.


Event date: 
Sunday, June 2, 2019 - 1:00pm
Event address: 
That Book Store LLC
446 Silas Deane Highway
Wethersfield, CT 06109
Odonata: The Flying Jewel of Maiden Grass Pond Cover Image
ISBN: 9781684013494
Availability: Not in Store- Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Mascot Books - December 5th, 2017

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