ANNE LAUREL CARTER is an author. Her eighteen books have been inspired by something she felt needed telling, either from her experience, her children’s or someone she’d met. She divides her year, writing and teaching, between Toronto and Nova Scotia where Anne is a neighbour of Stella Bowles. She was inspired to write Stella’s story of environmental activism.
When Stella was told she couldn't swim in her back yard river because hundreds of houses flushed their raw sewage into it she decided to try to do something about the issue. This is the true story of Stella's astonishingly successful grade six science project to clean up the LaHave River.