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Marie Lawrence

Joined 9 years ago from New Hampshire




Marie Lawrence lives in New Hampshire with her family and three adopted pets. She has been a musician, a teacher, and an award winning writer. Her interests include gardening, painting, and humanitarian causes. She has enjoyed working with children in schools to cultivate a love of poetry, music, and art.  She believes that the arts can help us to realize our full human potential and give us a far greater capacity to feel empathy for the lives of others- people as well as animals. "The arts, i.e., she says, enrich our lives by adding a deeper dimension to our humanity."

Through charming heroines like Lydia the Ladybug, Ms. Lawrence helps children to realize that we are all special in our own way, and that each life has something valuable to offer the lives of others. Her stories have a theme of the magic of being, to be happy with who you are, and that our dreams can come true if we believe in ourselves.

Her first book, "Lydia, The Story of How the Ladybug Earned Her Wings," is praised by both critics and readers alike as a wonderful book that helps build children's self-esteem as a little ladybug realizes the value that her own life holds. A second book and sequel to her fist book, "Lydia the Ladybug in Paris," has recently been published and is also receiving critical acclaim not only as a story full of wit, excitement, and charm but for its message that showing concern for the lives of our fellow creatures is noble and "queenly" in and of itself. Her third book in this children's series, "Fred and Lydia Take London By Storm," has recently been published. It is a delightful and imaginative story about an extraordinary frog and ladybug who are catapulted to fame when a talent scout discovers them rehearsing Shakespeare's "Romeo and Juliet."

 She hopes that her books give children the message that they are special, and that they have unique talents and qualities to share with the world.

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  • The Ladybug Lights The Way

    The Ladybug Lights The Way

    14 months ago

    These poems for children and adults will brighten your day and delight your souls too as a little ladybug helps us to see that it is the simple joys of life that make our lives worthwhile!

  • Bonding with Our Dogs

    Bonding with Our Dogs

    9 months ago

    This hub is about how dogs enrich our lives. It includes poetry about their unconditional love and has tips about dog training and how we can have a most rewarding relationship with our best friend!

  • The Enchanting Town of Ladybugs

    The Enchanting Town of Ladybugs

    14 months ago

    An enchanting town that we would all like to visit just like this little girl in her dreams! A town filled with a charming assortment of ladybug characters who we would all like to meet.

  • In Memory of Lisa Steinberg, A Tragic Victim of Child Abuse

    In Memory of Lisa Steinberg, A Tragic Victim of Child Abuse

    14 months ago

    Dedicated to the memory of Lisa Steinberg, a beautiful child who tragically died from abuse at the age of six, this hub includes information and advice on what we can do as a society to change the outcome for children...

  • Inspiring Poems about Love

    Inspiring Poems about Love

    21 months ago

    Through poetry, captivating videos and pictures, this hub helps us to make the most out of our lives through our relationships with others.

  • Angels On Earth

    Angels On Earth

    21 months ago

    Through beautiful pictures, quotes, and poetry, this hub shows us how angels can inspire us to do good with our lives creating a more loving and peaceful world.

  • A Fun-Filled Halloween

    A Fun-Filled Halloween

    21 months ago

    This hub is filled with fun pictures, a bewitching Halloween poem, healthy treats, Halloween decorating for family fun, and a printable Halloween jumble to start your Halloween with lots of fun.

  • In Celebration of Mothers

    In Celebration of Mothers

    6 months ago

    This hub is a tribute to mothers and the contribution they make to their children's lives. Through poetry, artwork, and inspiring quotes, a door is open to this magical world of nurturing another.

  • Poems to Honor Our Mothers on Mother's Day

    Poems to Honor Our Mothers on Mother's Day

    21 months ago

    Beautiful poems that will inspire you with their verse and messages as they celebrate the special bond between mothers and children. Whether it be through a mother's eyes as her child grows up or a child reflecting...

  • The Magic of Being-Helping Children To Be Happy With Who They Are

    The Magic of Being-Helping Children To Be Happy With Who They Are

    14 months ago

    I created this hub to give all children the message that life is a precious gift, that they should be happy with who they are, and that their dreams can come true if they believe in themselves.

  • Ladybug Poems and Ladybug Poetry

    Ladybug Poems and Ladybug Poetry

    14 months ago

    Fun,charming,and inspiring poetry about ladybugs.