Ecomasters, A Planet in Peril : Book One Pathfinder

a mystery that began when Coral was a toddler!

Urgently needing to join their unique elemental powers, four girls from four continents fight evil forces and use to get to a hidden island in Amazonia to hone their skills.

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On this blistering day in the midst of a record-breaking heat wave in NY, deeply held secrets of the past are disclosed to Coral, breaking open the shell of her cloistered upper class Manhattan reality, to reveal the mysterious truth of her mother Sophia’s disappearance so many years ago, dissolving into time as if it were only yesterday. A gift, neatly wrapped, at her doorstep becomes the first clue in an unfolding breathtaking global adventure transporting Coral to find her new teammates in some of the more remote corners of the world to fulfill her destiny. As ‘pathfinder’, Coral’s quest to find the others, will lead her to experience colorful cultural settings, perils and opportunities for inspiration all over the world.

Coral is full of brilliance and courage and she instinctively understands that the Ecomasters hold the key to the future of humankind on our planet, but, she does not always know how to engage with her peers and has very limited travel experience, resulting in a number of lighthearted blunders and cultural snafus along the way. The challenges faced by Coral, Hope, Angoori and Phonepasit are similar to the challenges of every reader. Girls, and boys all over the world today have a deep inner understanding for why they are here, but can use ‘real-life’ role models who make mistakes and get messy while getting the job done is key!

Ecomasters, A Planet in Peril : Book One Pathfinder
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Series: Ecomasters
Genre: Young Adult
Tags: Female Author, Published
Publisher: Isabella Media Inc
Publication Year: 2020
Format: Paperback
ASIN: 1735725617
ISBN: 9781735725611
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List Price: 16.99
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Ecomasters: A Planet in Peril Book One: The Pathfinder gives young adult sci-fi fans a satisfyingly engrossing read and revolves around thirteen-year-old New York City girl Coral, who faces difficulties to her young life on many levels. The city's water supply may be contaminated and has caused her best friend Jasper to become ill, her mother has vanished, her father is involved in questionable business activities, and Coral is just tired of it all. When she stumbles on an opportunity to travel through time with her dog Peeve with other girls who also hold special abilities, Coral finds herself challenged in a different way. One approach which makes this story a standout is Donna L. Goodman's use of the first-person and her attention to reinforcing Coral's character, determination, and observations: "When I get back to the building, Mr. Dobbins eyes me like a puppy who just peed in the house again. I start to lower my head, and then realize I don't care what he thinks. I have important things to do, too important to waste time feeling bad." From her goal of getting to Illuminada to interacting with peers and the Ecomasters who will play a big role in the future of humanity, Coral adopts a proactive approach to life that embraces not just successes, but failures as she learns about different cultures, new forms of interaction, and the importance of using role models to learn new skills. Under Goodman's hand, climate change issues assume both a fantasy element and a personal connection that places Coral and friend Miriam in surprisingly key roles usually reserved for adults. The result is a story that is multifaceted and engrossing. It's as much a tale of assuming responsibility and learning from new life circumstances as it is a tale of one girl's newfound mission to heal both the world and her life in an unusual way. Teen readers looking for action, adventure, and a sense of growth and social responsibility will find Ecomasters: A Planet in Peril Book One: The Pathfinder just the ticket for a thought-provoking read that operates on more than one level.
‘EcoMasters’ would be a good book for middle school Science and Social studies. Teachers could use the book to teach or just to introduce the basics of ecology and how it effects the society as a whole.
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Donna L Goodman

As a child in suburban Connecticut, intrigued by hidden waterways and secrets buried in the soil, Donna Goodman dreamed of continuing her exploration of nature in faraway places and sharing the magic of water with everyone, everywhere. Decades later, she began work as an educator at the United Nations in New York, teaching peace through science, using magnets and rainbow glasses to help people see the unseen in their own worlds.
In 2002, her dream came true when the UN asked her to write a book about water around the world, Every Body Counts and Every Drop Matters. Soon after, she received a call from UNICEF, asking her to develop an online interactive online game called Water Alert! for kids. Since that time, Donna has been a champion of the rights and participation of child and young people in the environment sector for more than 25 years. She was a Program Advisor for UNICEF in Water, Environment and Sanitation as well as Climate Change for 10 years and is the Founder of Earth Child Institute (ECI), an international NGO working with young leaders in more than sixty countries. ECI serves with Special Consultative Status to the United Nations Economic and Social Committee and UN Framework Convention on Climate Change.
In the private sector, Ms Goodman’s work has been published by McGraw-Hill, Turner Broadcasting for Cartoon Network and MTV through production of a documentary special program entitled ‘Water for Life’ featuring Jay-Z. Eager to reach more girls in more countries, Donna accepted a position as Global Program Director of Swarovski Waterschool, Swarovski’s cornerstone community development program bringing water education and stewardship to schools on the major great rivers of the world, including the Amazon; Danube; Ganges; Yangtze; Mekong; Nile; and Mississippi. Finally serving as Executive Producer for a documentary film, entitled Waterschool, now available on Netflix,
Feeling an urgency fueled by our rapidly changing world, Donna sought to reach more kids in the most fun and stimulating ways. This was the spark of the idea for a series of action-adventure middle-grade novels intended to inspire young readers to awaken their unique talents, within a global thrill of magic and miracles hidden in every form of life on Earth. Noting that most popular magical, action/adventure series are led by boys, Donna was inspired to create young female leaders From US to Malawi to Laos to India and to Brazil… all in book one, to forge a path of curiosity, courage to care and skills to take action!
Donna first introduced ECOMASTERS to the world, in a blog post through her role as ‘Moderator’ for the North American Association of Environmental Educators, K-12 group; and as Keynote speaker to the 2019 International Conference for Education for Sustainability in Delhi, India. Most recently, 5 June 2020, World Environment Day, she unveiled her plan for re-imagining global education in a post COVID-19 world as part of a global webinar organized by the Mobius Foundation. Learn more about Donna Goodman and climate activism at ecomastersbooks.com

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