Books and Other Publications
DRAGONFLIES: WATER ANGELS AND BRILLIANT BIOINDICATORS
July, 2020, Eifrig Publishing, with cartoon illustrations by Mauro Magellan
PYTHON CATCHERS: SAVING THE EVERGLADES.
April, 2020, Rowman and Littlefield/ Pineapple Press Imprint.
For 5-12-year-olds on the Burmese python invasion in the Everglades.
An easy-to-read, colorful, and entertaining natural history, Python Catchers is about the Burmese python invasion in the Florida Everglades. The book offers detailed information on the risks these giant constrictors pose to other animals. What young conservationists can do to prevent the introduction of invasive species as well as the issues concerning exotic pets are also included.
Read an interview about the writing of PYTHON CATCHERS at this blog.
AMAZING, MISUNDERSTOOD BATS
May, 2019, nonfiction for grades 3-5, with photographs by the renowned Merlin Tuttle, launched in July, 2019 at the Nature Detectives workshop in Ponte Vedra, Florida.
“This is a great read for any curious child. The pictures are INCREDIBLE and will keep kids (and adults) wanting to read it again and again. The text is straight forward and gives everyone new reasons to love bats and appreciate the niche they fill in the environment. This book also provides an opportunity to turn a Halloween staple into a learning moment. Even adults will likely pick up a few intriguing facts. “–Wikki Krawczyk, Oct. 28, 2020 on Amazon
May, 2018, on the non-native backyard lizards displacing the native Carolina anole for grades 3-5.
Anole Invasion is a wonderful story that will inspire young lizard lovers and science students who care about our fragile eco-system. I liked learning about how anoles keep our plants and gardens healthy and I loved the eye-catching art.Lori Dubbin
5.0 out of 5 stars Anoles help our environment!
THE NUTTY LITTLE VULTURE
January, 2018, fiction picture book for ages 3-5 based on facts of the different services vultures provide for our environment.
“Marta Magellan’s charming, intelligently written book THE NUTTY LITTLE VULTURE, beautifully illustrated by Mauro Magellan, takes on the symbiotic cycle of life …Great message! It’s a short book with a brilliant educational and social message, perfectly illustrated to attract and keep total attention and fascination on message. I love this book for adults and kids of all ages.”Excerpt of Amazon Review by Micaela Amateau Amato, Illustrator
OTHER CHILDREN’S BOOKS
Monkey and Rabbit
The Singing Wolf
The Donkey and the Farmer
in Shared Reading series, Fountas and Pinnell, 2017, Heinemann.
Only available through their educational market
Those Colossal Cats 2009, Pineapple Press
Those Lively Lizards 2008, Pineapple Press
Those Voracious Vultures 2008, Pineapple Press
Don’t Just Take My Word For It
Marta has also written fiction and travel articles on exotic places for magazines and newspapers.
“Jaguar Safari in the Wilds of Brazil” Travel Section The Miami Herald August 18, 2013, page J1
“Rio to Hialeah, Latin Lifestyle Sprung Anew” Miami Stories, Neighbors The Miami Herald September 23, 2012, page 10SE
“Danger in the Jungle” May, 2010, Appleseeds magazine
“Student Life at La Selva: Graduate and Undergraduate Studies in the Middle of a Rainforest” Spring, 2007, p. 26 Transitions Abroad’s Student Guide
“Neglected Lawn Makes Believer of Garden Skeptic” Neighbors, The Miami Herald November 24, 2002, page 12H
“Swimming with Piranhas & Gators” December 3, 1995 Travel section, The Miami Herald, 1-A
“The Blowfish” Oct. 29, 1995 Tropic Magazine Sunday magazine, The Miami Herald
“No Teen is Old Enough to be Left Alone for Long” May 8, 1994 Safe Parties, Safe Teens, The Miami Herald
“Getting the Picture” Nov. 28, 1993 Tropic Magazine Sunday magazine, The Miami Herald
“Somebody’s Husband” November, 1992 Linden Lane magazine
“The Big Bang” Dec. 20, 1992 Tropic Magazine Sunday magazine, The Miami Herald
“Bugged” April 14, 1991 Tropic magazine Sunday magazine, The Miami Herald
“Poor Richard” Sept. 4, 1984 Tropic magazine Sunday magazine, The Miami Herald