The second book in the "Nicky Fifth" series, "Garden State Adventure" is the continuation of Nicky's misery. Instead of a vacation in Florida, his parents, in an effort to save money, decide to take the family on 7 New Jersey day trips. Laugh out loud as Nicky and company criss-cross New Jersey in search of family fun. A 5-year Anniversary Edition is scheduled for 2009 and will include pages reserved for 3 Guest Young Authors, ages 9-12 years old. In addition, a portion of the proceeds from each book is donated to The Sunshine Foundation.
Lisa Funari-Willever is the author of 16 books for children and teachers and is a former elementary school teacher in the city of Trenton, NJ. As a past member of the New Jersey Education Association (state teachers union), the National Education Association, and New Jersey Reading Association, her titles have received enormous support nationwide. She has had books featured on the Rosie O'Donnell Show and at the White House, as well as named to the prestigious New Jersey Battle of the Books List. A graduate of Trenton State College, she is married to Todd Willever, a captain in the Trenton Fire Department, and the mother of Jessica, Patrick, and Timothy. They are also in the process of adopting a little girl from Moldova. Lisa is a member of Authors and Illustrators Who Visit Schools and visits 70-80 schools, each year, all over the country and world.