Get ready to diveinto the magical world of Lily Bowers, the 1st of a must-read
middle grade series that shows kids they can make a difference!
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Ten-year-old Lily Bowers has an extraordinary gift –
she can talk to animals.
So when Mother Nature herself is threatened by animal cruelty, only Lily can save her.
To do this, she must mobilize all her new animal friends in her beloved forest. The same forest where the Brothers Grimm once traveled.
But first, there’s a horrible bully at her new school to overcome.
And Lily knows she’ll need to call on all her courage to convince the rest of the world that nature must come first.
Lily Bowers and the Uninvited Guest is the first of a must-read middle grade series that shows kids they really do have the power and influence to make a difference and change the world.
As a thank you gift for joining the Lily Bowers Fan Club, you'll receive a free digital copy
Lily Bowers is the girl I want to be. Her story of understanding and caring about animals resonates with me, as a foster mom for rescue dogs and cats. Her special power that unlocks the communication between people and animals is awesome.
I also love Mother Nature and what she says about the ants Lily accidentally steps on, because sometimes those things accidentally happen. I want to live in Lily's world, where any harm to people or animals is accidental and not on purpose or because of some antiquated notion of superiority. I feel that I am equal to the five kittens I am currently fostering and the doves in my crepe myrtle trees.
This is the first book I have ever read where I felt understood about that. Thank you, Jess, for writing this love letter to animals.Dr. Cindy Childress
I really enjoyed reading Lily Bowers’ adventures with her forest friends and her beautiful quest to educate people about the unnecessary suffering animals face on a daily basis. Lily shows us all that we don’t need to be perfect – we just have to do our best and be brave in our beliefs as that is what inspires others to take up the quest alongside us.Jo Salter
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4 Life Lessons Learned from Lily Bowers
1. Children Have an Incredibly Strong Voice.
Ever stop to think about something a child has said to you? Children make you think!
No matter how old they are, they have a powerful voice and are the ones who will create change and make this world a better place.
Lily struggles to find her own voice. She also believes she’s too young to make a difference in this world, but ultimately realizes what a myth that was.
Lily ROCKS because she inspires others to find their inner strengths.
2. Respect Mother Nature and all She Takes Care of.
Humans are not above animals or nature. There is no hierarchy in nature. And animals are not material objects we own. They are living beings who have feelings, just like us.
We are all created equal and every animal – human included – deserves love and respect. And Lily truly believes we can achieve world peace if we respect Mother Nature and all she takes care of.
Because as soon as we do that, we are at peace with ourselves. And when we are at peace with ourselves, we are at peace with others.
Lily lives with respect and love in her heart for all things nature.
3. Believe in Yourself and the Power of Friendship and Connection.
Lily learns that she can’t make a difference alone. She has many friends, old and new, two-legged, four or more, to help her along the way. Her friendships and connections are strengthened by working together on a similar goal to achieve what seems to be impossible.
Lily learns how to ask for help and embrace gratitude.
4. Transforming Challenges into Something Inspiring.
Lily is a ‘normal’ young girl who lives a ‘normal’ life. She goes to a ‘normal’ school and has ‘normal’ preteen challenges. Although she finds these challenges difficult, she learns to deal with them in the most compassionate way and by doing that, strengthens her friendships even more!
Lily leads with her heart.
Sababurg aka Sleeping Beauty’s Castle, located in Reinhardswald, a forest along the German Fairy Tale Route where the Brothers Grimm told their stories and where Lily lives.
About the Author
Hi, I’m Jess Lohmann, born and raised to love and respect all animals and nature.
The forest was my backyard growing up on Long Island, New York and my family and I often went camping to enjoy the peace and quiet of nature and spend quality time together.
We also adopted dogs and cats and rescued, cared for and reintroduced wildlife back to their homes. Read more about my story here.
Nature Heals. Mother Nature Needs our Help.
In the summers of 2016 & 2017, I lost both my mom and dad when they were young. Nature is helping me heal from my grief in so many ways.
But Mother Nature is in trouble and now needs our attention. More than ever which is why I felt the calling to tell Lily’s story so that children know that no matter how young they are, they can make a difference and change the world.
The digital version of Lily Bowers and The Uninvited Guest is now available and will be directly sent to you as a thank you gift for joining Lily’s Fan Club below.