Rebecca Crownover is an award-winning children’s book author. She’s a mom and a genuine, working West Texas farmer. She’s a prolific writer who succeeds with every book she writes with her clear, crisp style to educate and inspire while entertaining her young audience.
She’s the “Texas Farm Girl” and she’s chosen to take on translating the complex and important world of farming food from the sea in terms tailored for young children.
Ms. Crownover became a celebrated author for the saddest of reasons. She needed a way to explain to her then two-and-a-half year old daughter, Acie, the life-changing tragedy of the accidental death of Acie’s dad, Rebecca’s husband, Adam.
The book, “My Daddy is in Heaven with Jesus,” is written about a terrible occurrence with tenderness and simplicity any youngster can understand. Perhaps, most important it helps a child accept a terrible loss and continue to grow in the most positive of ways.
Her “Texas Farm Girl” series introduced the steadfast dedication caring for the land, a farmer’s equipment and the fortitude of surviving the ravages of nature within the context of faith, family and love. Her second book in the series, “Reap What You Sow,” is also a children’s narrative that teaches an equally important life lesson. It explains life on a farm and impresses upon the reader (young or old) the importance of hard work and attention to detail.
Ms. Crownover’s talent is her ability to bring real life situations from concept to reality leaving the reader with an important message delivered in a creative understated imaginatively expressed style.
Her latest “Texas Farm Girl” adventure will focus on explaining to children the importance of responsible aquaculture. In the spritely illustrated style of her earlier works, she walks a child through the intricate world of “farming” shrimp using her literary technique of complementary words and illustrations to paint a simple portrait. Global Blue Technologies’ Taft, Texas aquaculture complex and the innovative way it is changing the future of aquaculture is the site of her new story.
The book explains the importance and difference between responsible farming in water versus the destructive patterns intrinsic to capture fisheries and traditional aquaculture methods.
Texas Farm Girl’s literary visit to the GBT campus, when published, will prove an important book in that it will ultimately leave a life-long impression on young readers who will demand nothing less than fidelity to responsibility and sustainability by those who supply fish and shrimp to all of the Earth’s inhabitants.