Parkland resident Lexi Schwartzberg isn’t your typical 11-year-old.
The Parkland Elementary School student recently published her first book, “Lily Droplet’s Amazing Adventure: The Water Cycle.”
Her book tells the story of a droplet who experiences the water cycle for the first time and her fears along the way. The book started as a class assignment but soon took on a life of its own.
Her original assignment only had her writing a paragraph, but Schwartzberg wrote two and a half pages, and she went on from there. Lily really comes to life thanks to her aunt, Danielle Schwartzberg, who provided the illustrations.
“I just thought it would be cute. The idea popped into my mind about having a water droplet who experienced the water cycle for the first time.” Lexi said. “… I’m a huge Harry Potter fan; there’s a character named Lily, and I just used that.”
Her aunt enjoyed being a part of the process.
“It feels really great,” she said. “We get along really well, and we work really well. It was a lot of fun collaborating with her.”
The book is aimed at children who are learning about the water cycle.
“It’s really cool because one of my goals in life was to get a book published as an adult,” Lexi said. “I’ll probably write more, but it’s kind of mind-boggling.”
For more information and to buy the book, visit Thewatercycleforkids.com.
Copyright © 2015, Sun Sentinel