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"This is a powerful book to show children that science and caring about their world is fun and cool and no one is too young to help! I can't wait for the next adventure from Linda!"

Emily Lehman

"Linda and the Mysterious Footprints is a delightful and entertaining book that demonstrates the important role we all share in reducing the carbon footprint on our world."

Dana Ridenour

"Linda Pistun sure knows how to inspire children to become scientists, activists, and change-makers with just one little book! A must-read for children of all ages."

Michelle Koob

"What a perfect story for children who will grow up facing the climate crisis of today and showing them that no one is too small to make a difference."

Laney Parrott

Book Themes

The Scientific Method

Environmental Stewardship

Community Service


Problem Solving


Linda and the Mysterious Footprints weaves scientific knowledge, community involvement, and environmental responsibility into an engaging and beautifully illustrated story. When a spunky kid scientist wakes up to find mysterious inky black footprints all over her town, she has to investigate! Readers join Linda and her trusty turtle, Darwin, as they use the Scientific Method to solve the mystery and save the town.

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Book Data

Published by Darwin & Co. Publishing 

Distributed by Ingram Content Group

Released on August 15, 2023

Over 1500 Copies Sold 

Paperback ISBN: 978-1-960638-17-5

Hardcover ISBN: 978-1-960638-16-8

Can I find Linda and the Mysterious Footprints in a local brick & mortar bookshop?

YES! The following bookstores carry copies of

Linda and the Mysterious Footprints on their shelves:

North Carolina

Barnes & Noble


A Thousand Stories

The Open Book

Washington DC

Politics & Prose

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