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Young Artist to Launch New Children’s Board Book

Chelsea A.E. Simpson, an eleven year old grade 6 student at Cedar International School has developed unique characters and written a children’s board book titled, “Story of the Five Besties” about five friends on a high seas adventure.  She also composed a nursery rhyme titled, “The Five Pioneers” in relation to the short story.  The book is scheduled to be launched on December 12, 2019 at 4:30pm at Myett’s Chill Zone at the Cyril B. Romney Tortola Pier Park.

Earlier this year, Chelsea won an art award from the BVI Recovery and Development Agency in the grade 4 to 6 category for her art piece, “Leave only footprints on the Beach” which promotes a greener and cleaner Virgin Islands.

Prior to the RDA award, Chelsea was the founder of a nature club for young children up to the age of ten known as the “Worldwide Nature Club.” The Club visited various nature sites in the BVI including beaches, the Mangroves at Paraquita Bay, the J. R. O’Neal Botanical Gardens and the Sage Mountain National Park promoting environmental awareness.

Chelsea is the daughter of corporate attorney-at-law, Christopher A. Simpson and local author Mitsy J. Ellis-Simpson who is well known for her books, “Secret Code: British Virgin Islands” and “Explore the British Virgin Islands Puzzle Book.”  

The book launch is supported by the Ministry of Education, Culture, Youth Affairs, Fisheries and Agriculture and the Department of Culture.

All are invited to the book launch of, “Story of the Five Besties”on December 12, 2019 at 4:30pm at Myett’s Chill Zone at the Cyril B. Romney Tortola Pier Park.

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