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About the author:
Barbara Frances grew up in rural North Texas where she came to know many of the characters in her books and plays.
As an educator, theater director, and actress, she has always delighted in the art of storytelling and of bringing to life the characters in our rich heritage of literature and drama. Ms. Frances is the author of several screen plays and resides with her husband in Austin, Texas.
Ever since she first read The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn by Mark Twain, Barbara has loved, cherished and regarded this book and the character of Huckleberry as among the best in literature. Then as her son and daughter were growing up, she began to share this book with them; however, she regretted that her daughter didn't have a similar model of a wise, honest, independent thinking, and humorous girl in literature. So she decided to write a modern day parallel adventure story of a girl named Lottie who can figure our how to get out of tight places, accurately size-up the character of a person, and do what's right even if society thinks otherwise. Thus Lottie's Adventure was born.
Lottie's Adventure: Facing The Monster
Lottie's Adventure: Facing The Monster, is an action-packed children's book written especially for ages 8 through 14. Children will enjoy this exciting read while also improving their reading skills. Twenty nine chapters filled with twists and turns keep kids reading to discover the outcome.
Lottie, a lively ten-year old Hispanic girl, longs for something new and different in her life. Her summers up to this point have all been, more or less, the same. Then the arrival of a magical letter and a TV newscast transforms her vacation time in a high adventure.
Her great adventure includes trying to relate to a cold, estranged, and rich grandmother, freeing a kidnapped ten-year-old African American boy from a locked room, hiding him in a safe place, and then fleeing with him from a kidnapper who is always just a step or two behind.
- Publication Date:
- 0985687649 / 9780985687649
- Page Count:
- Binding Type:
- US Trade Paper
- Trim Size:
- 6" x 9"
- Black and White
- Related Categories:
- Juvenile Fiction / Family / General