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From the award-winning author of 'Growing Your Family: Learn How to Flourish and Thrive as a Military Family', comes a new children's book that has a moving story, stunning illustrations and a powerful message for military children about change, hope and courage.
Maya lives with her parents in the US where she has lots of friends and enjoys playing with them. One day, Maya's Dad who serves in the US Navy shares some big news. The family is moving to a new country.
Maya is confused, happy, sad, a little bit scared and really unsure of many things. She must brace herself for the unknown- new places, new faces, new food and even a new language
Maya learns that in the military, whether you are young or old, we must sometimes leave the life we know for the unknown. And make it work. With support, Maya learns to grow, flourish, and thrive in her new country. She writes in journal and decides to share her story with other military children.
Maya Moves to a New Country is a story of hope, friendship and adventure that aims to instill courage and positive attitude in children and really anyone when you have to embrace change.
'Comforting for youngsters whose families are always on the move'. Kirkus
'Maya Moves to a New Country aims to help military children but essentially the message is universal and encourages readers to look for the best in anything. It is an enjoyable read for more than one occasion.' Readers Favorite- 5 -star review
'Maya Moves to a New Country picture book is very heartful. It encourages not only military families but also the families that need to move to new places, especially countries with a different language. When parents cannot handle their children's feelings and/or their children are not sure about their new lives, this book will help them see that change can be a good thing'. Noriko Imanishi. Private Tutor
Maya Moves to a New Country is an uplifting story. As an educator and military spouse, I see many of my students experience moves. This book has a positive message that can help my students look forward to new experiences when they move. April Romero. Military Spouse. Elementary School Teacher.
'Lovely illustrations. Inspiring words that help military children build self-confidence'. Melody Jessie. Military Spouse (Retired). Mom. Evangelist.
'Beautifully illustrated book with key message for children' Crystal Hamilton. Elementary School Teacher
'Great read for military children moving to a new country'. Sharon McGregory. Military Spouse. Mom