Are you ready to take to the skies? Then welcome to Angelic Airlines! Come join the adventures of Captain Frankie and the Angelic Airlines flying as they safely travel across the world to the “Wonders of the World”. Captain Frankie is waiting for you to book your ticket, safely stow your bags, and open your eyes and enjoy the most beautiful places in the World for all of us to visit and learn in My First Travel Books series. Anna Othitis’s Bestsellers Children’s “Travel Book Series” with “Captain Frankie” and the crew keep the children excited to see and learn more of our wonderful world beyond us.
Originally from Zimbabwe, Africa, her home port is now Wanaque, New Jersey, she has flown across the world in her travels.
Interview with Captain Frankie
Captain Frankie what made and inspired you go into flying and becoming a pilot, flying over these wonders?
I loved flying model airplanes from a young child and fascinated with the world around us. I wanted to show the children of the world what a wonderful world we have around us and the natural creations by man and all the natural creations that were made in a natural way. Our earth is a wonder! Look at all the lovely natural sites like, Victoria Falls, Niagara Falls, The Northern Lights, Grand Canyon, The Great Barrier Reef, The Volcanoes, Mount Everest, The Serengeti – (where all the African wild animals roam freely) and more.
Is that not a wonderful world that we live in!
Now children you can see them and learn about these creations from the comfort of your own homes. As I fly you over these Wonders you can view them from high above and learn so much. One day you might have the opportunity to visit these wonderous inspirational sites yourselves and see them in real life.
One day too you can have your dream come true and become a pilot just like I was inspired to fly the skies, to discover the horizons and visit these amazing sites.
Interview with the Author Anna Othitis
What inspired you start writing these children’s book series “My First Travel Books” ?
I started writing these children’s books when I relocated from Zimbabwe, Africa to the USA. I found that children and adults did not know much of the world beyond them. They questioned and wanted to know more about Africa where I lived with my family all my life and in general the world beyond their borders. Not many people and children get the opportunity to visit and travel abroad. My travels have taken me to see many beautiful places and countries in our wonderful world.
Historical Wonders created by man is a wonder of its own!
Natural creations created over millions of years are amazing to see and discover!
I wanted to educate the children and give them the opportunity to visit our world by writing and illustrating inspirational places and sites. Teaching them to take care of our earth and to preserve our environment is very important, especially our wild life that is being poached today and might become extinct.
Our son, Frankie who is “Captain Frankie” in our “My First Travel Book” series took up his loved career as a pilot, his DREAM come true. He was given this wonderful opportunity to teach and educate the children of the world to become pilots, discover and fly the deep blue skies and fling into the beautiful colorful horizons high up above into the skies, just like he loves doing now.
One day they too can also be inspired to discover and take up their careers making their dreams come true.
I loved writing my children’s books which give in site and information of value. The wonders of the earth and world amazed me and coming from Zimbabwe, Africa, I wanted to teach and educate the less fortunate and fortunate what the schools do not teach – the History and Geography about the world and the earth. They are not fortunate enough to travel to experience and to see these wonders. In this way they are able to learn, read and see the actual famous sites from their homes. In the rural areas of Africa the children do not get the opportunities that first world countries do. They yearn and hunger for books to read under the trees. These children travel on foot walking long distances to get to their schools, they sometimes have no school buildings to go into, they learn in their homes and under the trees in the vast plains. I would like my charitable instincts to reach the children worldwide. Parents teach your little children well, read to them and teach them on your laps, they love to learn and are always curious and fascinated. “Reading is Knowledge”
Anna Othitis lived and was raised in the beautiful land and country of Zimbabwe, Africa (home will always be home. She left all of her life long memories, endless charity work and good people behind vowing that she will continue supporting the needy children in her land Zimbabwe, Africa and beyond. After traveling long and short distances from the East coast to the West coast twice she and her family eventually found their sense of belonging and final settling destination in New Jersey, USA.
Her husband George, sons Johnny, Elia and Frankie encouraged her to write her first children’s book titled “My First Travel Book”, inspired by Frankie (Captain Frankie), who is graduating from his Masters degree in Aeronautical Science and beginning his career as a professional pilot. Anna’s favorite saying is “Be Bold Be Brave”.
She was inspired to write her children’s books with a vision to link up the children Africa and of the world on Angelic Airlines to so many beautiful places of interest and popularity on our wonderful planet Earth with all its beautiful some natural and some man made creations and resources. One of the beautiful natural wonders featured in her books is in her birth land of Zimbabwe “The Mighty Victoria Falls” All of her books educate our children and widen their scope of interest in the amazing surroundings, creations and nature to appreciate and look after our environment for many generations still to come.
My First Travel Book: The Seven Natural Wonders of The Earth
I enjoyed this book! There was learning stuff that children would like. The drawings and photos in this book are good, bright and draws the readers in making the story comes to life even more. This story is as first were we’re traveling around the world see different sites in the USA all the was to Australia. After each site there are questions about that place! Its a great fun way for children to learn and have fun!