Kia finds an injured manatee in a little bay near her home. The water is polluted: filled with plastic bags and bottles and other floating garbage. She knows the animal's wounds will become infected if something isn't done. She removes as much trash as she can from the water, but it's too big a job for one little girl. She's going to need rakes, nets, boats, and a lot of help if the manatee has any chance of surviving.
About Mary Vigliante Szydlowski (Albany, New York Author)
Mary Vigliante Szydlowski writes across several genres using this and other pseudonyms. Her published Science Fiction works include novels: The Ark, The Colony, The Land, Source of Evil, and novella The Hand of My Enemy. She's also the author of dark fantasies: Worship the Night and Dark Realm, and mainstream novel Silent Song. She's published 7 children's books: Ghoul School, Millie Muldoon & the Christmas Mystery, Millie Muldoon & the Case of the Thanksgiving Turkey-napper, A Puddle for Poo, Kia’s Manatee, The Duck in the Hole, and I Can't Talk, I've Got Farbles In My Mouth.
Using the pen name Mia Frances, she is the author of the erotic romance murder mystery thriller series In His Keeping: Taken, Banished, and Claimed.
Her short stories, articles, children’s stories, essays, and poems have appeared in anthologies, books, magazines, newspapers, and on the web.
She is a member of the Authors Guild, RWA (Romance Writers of America), SCBWI (Society of Children's Book Writers and Illustrators), and SFWA (Science Fiction Fantasy Writers of America).