Brigette P. Allen
Los Angeles, CA
Creator of The Circle Tales, Environmental Impact Consultant, Former Investment Banker, Co-Author of Living Without Plastic
Pub Date: June 8, 2023
Genre: Children’s Book
Publisher: The Circle Tales
Page Count: 32
ABOUT THE BOOK
C Train is a STEAM-based series and the first from the creative environmental and education company, The Circle Tales. This debut picture book for children ages 4-8 delightfully tells the tale of how a New York City subway train finds a new home thanks to an old friend. Created by environmentalist Brigette P. Allen, written by Meredith Rusu (author of There’s a Yeti in my Tummy, Anna, Elsa, and the Enchanting Holiday, Silenzio, Bruno!, and The DATA Set and written for many popular licenses including LEGO, Disney/Pixar, Peppa Pig, and Star Wars) and illustrated by Ángela Atuesta. C Train is a whimsical, engaging and beautifully illustrated picture book about a New York City subway train that finds a new purpose.
Above the city streets are bustling with activity and below the C Train happily takes people from all walks of life to their destinations. The train’s favorite passenger is Maya, a Latinx girl with a star barrette who loves the ocean and tells the train stories about sea life. The subway loves Maya’s stories and begins to wonder, “Where do sea creatures sleep?” Time passes and the train’s favorite rider grows up to become an engineer, all the while C Train grows older and less reliable until she is finally retired. A surprised C Train encounters Maya again, and the old friends embark on a new journey together.
The first book in the The Circle Tales series introduces children to the concept of repurposing something at the end of its “useful life” and the creation of artificial reefs, inspired by Brigette P. Allen’s niece and the true story of the New York City’s Metropolitan Transportation Authority repurposing old subway cars by placing them on the ocean floor as part of an artificial reef program. C Train is a “magical, messy, and marvelous” story that helps children make a connection between city and ocean life, between re-use and the environment.
Pub Date: May 17, 2022
Genre: Memoir / Christian Inspirational
Publisher: She Writes Press
Page Count: 304