The Great Escape

The Great Escape

Belizean writer and author, Gianni Martinez has released her newest children’s publication. The new work called “The Great Escape” is designed to help young readers understand the importance of the manatee and the role it plays in our country’s valuable ecosystem. Love News spoke to Martinez at the launch of the book this morning at the Image Factor.

Gianni Martinez, Author, The Great Escape: “This was something in planning from about three to four years ago but due to COVID it had to be set back. I was lucky to have my publishers here today as you can see. This delightful story was something I wanted to do for a while. Just like the one I did before with Herbert the Hicatee, the Manatee was something I had planned to do because like I said before I really want students or children to be able to learn about protecting these animals as it is their future and we want the best for all our children for the future. You know that these animals have been vulnerable, different species of Belize actually are vulnerable and endangered and like I shared before the goal is to have students or have children be able to learn about conservation, learn about preservation and protection of these animals so that we could see these animals in the future living life, a full life and as well as have our students educated. I want that students be lifelong learners and life long readers that’s the goal.”

Copies are available at the Image Factory for $15. 

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