Gaia Girls Enter the Earth
Elizabeth Angier was happy to be at the end of the school year. She thought her summer on the family farm would be full of work and play with her best friend, Rachel, and her other best friend, her dog, Maizey. However, Elizabeth didn't anticipate the Harmony Farms Corporation moving to her town.
Her world starts to crumble as her best friend moves away and her parents whisper of farmers selling their land and the effects this factory farm operation could have on them. When she thinks things can't get much worse, she meets the most unusual creature, Gaia, the living entity of the Earth.
Strange things begin to happen to her, around her, and through her! Elizabeth discovers that with these new powers comes responsibility. A dire mistake makes Elizabeth wonder if meeting Gaia has been a blessing or a curse. Will Elizabeth have the strength to fight a large corporation? Or will her upstate New York home be spoiled by profit driven pork production that fouls the air, land, and water?
About Lee Welles (Rochester, New York Author)
Lee Welles is the author of the award-winning Gaia Girls Book Series (Chelsea Green Publishing.) Her first novel in the middle-reader series, Gaia Girls Enter the Earth, won a National Outdoor Book Award; and the second book, Gaia Girls Way of Water, was awarded a Nautilus Book Award, giving to books that inspire change in the world. Ms. Welles also wrote a weekly wellness column, "Real Wellness" that appeared in three Gannett papers for five years.
Prior to her adventures in authorship, Lee was a health and wellness professional. Her business, MARS Fitness Services, provided both individual and corporate programs. She has worked with many organizations, even designing and implementing a nationwide fitness benefit for Fortune 500 company, Corning Incorporated.
Lee is an accomplished speaker and has given lectures, workshops, and keynote address to non-profits, service organizations, schools and universities, and business around the country. Lee was elected three times to serve as a councilman for the City of Corning and was Corning's first woman Deputy Mayor.