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To the New World & Back

Blake and the Mysterious Coin

Sophia Day Carol Sauder Stephanie Strouse

224 pages
Mvp Kids Media Llc

Blake discovers the truth about his ancestors and their quest for freedom in a wild and dangerous land. Travel with him as he wakes up on the Mayflower and struggles to find his new identity, not as Blake, but as his ancestor Henry Samson. Experience firsthand the riveting life-and-death struggles on the voyage across the Atlantic, surviving the bitter winter. Will he ever find his way home again?

About the DNA Chronicles: Blake & The Mysterious Coin series

Stepping back through generations of time, our MVP Kids experience the history and culture of their ancestors. What happened in their lives? How did their great-great-great grandparents participate in the progress and development of their ancestral countries and communities? Each new adventure weaves the past with the present, reliving actual historical events and firsthand accounts of real people. Readers discover the fortitude required to commit to life's most important values, life skills, and accomplishments, and will be inspired to embrace history while forging their own future.

About MVP Kids

Families with a diverse range of cultural and ethnic backgrounds drive the inspiration for child education and social emotional learning. MVP Kids enables real-world kids to address the challenges in their lives through story-based character lessons where the kids interact at school, in social situations, and in their communities. MVP Kids board books enrich preschool readers while hardcovers and paperbacks focus on school-aged children. Each MVP Kids book includes extensive coaching information for parents and educators that promotes character education, wise decision-making skills, and social and emotional learning.

This diverse book features a range of families and diversity in positive ways. The MVP Kids span diverse cultures, ethnicities, religions, family situations, physical challenges, education, and professions. Some are the only child in their family; others have large families. Some are recent immigrants; others date back to the Pilgrims. The diversity allows children to see themselves in the pages of the book while also seeing positive interaction with others who are different.

Author Bio
In her Real MVP Kids series of books for preschoolers and elementary students, Sophia Day interacts with children through a recipe of entertainment and inviting illustrations. She promotes healthy mentoring relationships by providing opportunities for parents and teachers to personally relate with their children. Her goal is to help inspire honorable character in young men and women to prepare them to become Real MVPs and to live meaningful, responsible lives.

Carol Sauder is passionate about discovering her ancestral roots. In DNA Chronicles, she draws from her extensive ancestry research and study of related history, using it as the basis for each individual adventure. Every story is based on actual historical events and people, weaving exciting journeys into the past. She desires for history to come alive for middle school readers by stepping back in time and experiencing history by walking in the footsteps of their ancestors.

Stephanie Strouse is MVP Kids Creative Director and the illustrator for many of our Real MVP Kids books. Stephanie received a BA in Visual Communications Design from Virginia Tech, developing a passion for communicating through illustration and color. Stephanie loves seeing real life versions of the MVP Kids out and about in real life, reinforcing her desire to make a lasting impact in children's lives through her creative works. Stephanie currently resides in Ohio. For more on Sophia, Carol and Stephanie, visit www.realMVPkids.com.