The Gypsy Queen | La Reina Gitana

An American Adventure Across Six Western States

Dr Laura Stanton & Beth Armstrong


The Gypsy Queen, written in English and translated into Spanish, is an American adventure across six states: Oregon, California, Arizona, New Mexico, Utah and Idaho. Featuring the Cervantes, their dog Bonnie and the family camper named “Gypsy Queen,” this story is an enthusiastic exploration of the western United States with plenty of fun facts unearthed along the way. Through spirited illustrations, bilingual narrative and personal journal entries, you’ll ride along with Pedro, Heather, Penny, Paul and Bonnie as they share the best road trip ever!

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The Gypsy Queen is written in Spanish and English. Kids and adults can brush up on key words and phrases by comparing the text shared in both languages on every page, from story to fun facts about featured states.


The Gypsy Queen follows the adventures of a family road trip through the western states and includes landmarks and facts found in Oregon, California, Arizona, New Mexico, Utah and Idaho.


The Gypsy Queen is based on a true story of a family that followed a similar route many years ago and actually experienced all of the things this vast region has to offer. Kids can find their own adventures using this book as a guide.




Dr Laura Stanton is the author of two bilingual children’s books. A philanthropist, she is an advocate for adoption and quality education. She loves good schools and helping kids find their “forever homes.” Dr Laura, along with her husband, David, founded The Stanton Foundation in 1994, providing funding for charter schools and resource centers. They also help people all over the world who need food, clothing, shelter, love and support.


Dr Laura is a lover of life, nature and all animals. She is a Catholic Christian making a difference by serving others in need. She and David spend their time in Michigan and California where they happily care for four alpacas, one cat, 25 chickens, and three horses named Coke, Francie and Justin.



Beth Armstrong, 23, holds a BA honors degree in illustration and animation. She resides in England and has a little green bird named Henry. Beth loves swimming, playing video and card games and is an expert archer. She is a huge fan of Disney and loves anything crafty!



Books can be purchased in single copies or by the case (12) and are available in bulk for classrooms, non-profit organizations, travel and tourism bureaus and gift shops. For special pricing for your organization, please contact us. If you received a postcard or e-mail with a discount code, please enter it at checkout. Thank you!



Meet Dr. Laura Stanton and get your book signed! Books available for purchase on site.


Wednesday, August 21

11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Cottage Book Shop
5989 Lake Street, Glen Arbor, MI 49636 

Wednesday, April 24

3:00 PM - 4:00 PM

The Book Loft

1680 Mission Drive, Solvang, CA