Supplement the unit study with a list of discussion question from BookRiot.com.
A Side Note
Much the information contained within this unit study is provided by organizations based in the USA or about space exploration efforts in the USA. It’s where my familiarity lies as a writer based in the United States.
However, the author of “The Boy From Earth” is Australian. If you’d like to learn more about Australia’s space exploration efforts, their government agency website is a good place to start.
A lot of research went into writing the first Snow Globe Travelers book and, as a homeschool mom, I wanted to share some of that research in a way that was accessible to kids. So, today, I’m excited to celebrate the release of the activity book companion to the first story!
The activity book is available on Amazon or you can grab an autographed bundle of the Snow Globe Travelers book and the activity book from Eleonora Press’s web store!
Here’s a peek at some of the pages!
About the Activity Book
Venture deeper into the world of the Snow Globe Travelers. Learn about the wonders of Vienna, snow globe traveling, and Elohi through puzzles, hands-on projects, fun facts, coloring pages, and more. A STEM activity book companion for “Snow Globe Travelers: Samuel’s Legacy.”
Puzzles: Word search, crossword, maze, seek and find, word forming, find the differences, and counting faces
Projects: Making butter and constructing a snow globe
Story Connections: Follow Sarah’s footsteps in the story on a map of Vienna, learn how the snow globe devices work, and read about the districts of Elohi
Non-fiction Topics: Facts about Austria, geography, history of snow globes, quantum entanglement and wormholes
Extended Learning Topics Provided: Quantum entanglement, Cobra Lilies, Original Vienna Snowglobe company, Cafe Neko Wein Cats
About Snow Globe Travelers: Samuel’s Legacy
A mysterious snow globe shop. A multiverse at war. And a girl searching for her father.
In the heart of Vienna, twelve-year-old Sarah Ann Reisende wanders into a mysterious shop where snow globes double as portals to other worlds. After breaking the globe tethered to Earth, she discovers a cryptic note scribbled on the back of a photograph. The note links her father, who left before her third birthday, to a place called Elohi. Could this be a chance to find her father at last?
Unable to return home, Sarah follows the lead into the world of Elohi. But an army of vicious hybrids led by a genetically engineered warrior named Malvine now rules the once peaceful planet, and she becomes a target as Malvine wants to use the shop’s connections to wage war.
Can Sarah uncover the truth behind her father leaving and find a way home before Malvine gains control of the shop?
Samuel’s Legacy is the first book in the Snow Globe Travelers series, a middle-grade science fiction adventure series.
Today, I’m excited to share the cover for Snow Globe Travelers: Samuel’s Legacy, my debut middle-grade novel releasing this spring!
Somehow, having a cover makes it more real. It’s really happening!
Twelve-year-old Sarah Ann Reisende’s father left before her third birthday. She longs to find him, but she never expected the path would lead her across the galaxy and force her to confront her deepest fears.
In a darkened alleyway in the heart of Vienna, Sarah wanders into a mysterious shop where each snow globe opens a portal to another world. By mistake, she breaks the globe tethered to Earth. As she searches the shop for answers, she discovers a cryptic note on the back of an old photograph that indicates a link between her father and one of the other worlds.
Unable to return to home, Sarah follows the lead into the world of Elohi. But an invading military force of vicious hybrids led by a genetically-engineered warrior named Malvine now rules the once peaceful planet. Malvine is also one of the figures in the old photograph linked to her father.
Sarah’s presence does not go unnoticed, and she becomes a target. Malvine wants to use the shop’s connections to wage war.
Can Sarah uncover the truth and find a way home before Malvine gains control of the shop?
If you do pre-order, email a copy of the receipt with the subject ‘Snow Globe Travelers’ to email@example.com to get a free digital copy of the Snow Globe Travelers Activity Book after both release on April 30th!