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San José, CA 95118
Here are two very entertaining, short chapter books to cuddle up with on a quiet afternoon. Start with Missy Violet & Me, and then read the sequel: Letters to Missy Violet. Viney is an eleven –year- old African American girl living in the Old South of the early 1900’s. How does Viney spend her summer vacation? She works for the local midwife, Missy Violet. Missy Violet is a wise, warm and caring woman who teaches Viney how to collect roots and herbs to use for medicinal purposes. And Viney is proud and privileged to assist when Missy Violet has to deliver babies ("catchin’ babies") for neighbors. You will come to love Missy Violet and Viney as they live a life that was typical of the Old South. A cast of colorful characters, crackling dialogue, humor and memorable events make this book move right along in a rhythmic way. Before you know it, you will have finished Missy Violet & Me and will be eager to start reading the sequel: Letters to Missy Violet. These books capture a unique way life that was lived by African Americans in the United States, a long time ago.
Read The Case of the Deadly Desperados, by Caroline Lawrence, and you, too, can experience the world of the American Frontier in 1862. Join twelve year old P.K. Pinkerton in his attempt to escape from truly dastardly desperados who are after a piece of paper he inherited. Find out about life in Virginia City during the heyday of the silver mines, when people from all over the world came there to find their fortune. Experience the chills and thrills with P.K., who must think like a detective if he is to survive. Enjoy the oddly formalized language used, a special treat for those who liked the book True Grit.
This book is the first in the Western Mysteries series.
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