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Meet Jeff Stone, author of Phoenix

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“I write for the kid in me. . . . Often when I’m working on a story, I’II find myself laughing at something my characters have done, or even being surprised at where they’ve taken the story. It’s as if they have a life all their own. What I do is create them and then let them go on to entertain me. . . .”—Elvira Woodruff

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Dear Austin: Letters from the Underground Railroad
Written by Elvira Woodruff
Illustrated by Nancy Carpenter
Trade Paperback

Now in paperback! In this companion novel to Dear Levi, told in letters,11-year-old Levi helps a young African American in a harrowing flight for freedom along the Underground Railroad. Read More
 





Dear Austin: Letters from the Underground Railroad
Written by Elvira Woodruff
Illustrated by Nancy Carpenter
eBook

Now in paperback! In this companion novel to Dear Levi, told in letters,11-year-old Levi helps a young African American in a harrowing flight for freedom along the Underground Railroad.


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Dear Levi: Letters from the Overland Trail
Written by Elvira Woodruff
Illustrated by Beth Peck
Trade Paperback

In 1851, 12-year-old orphan Austin Ives joins a wagon train headed for California.  As he makes his way across the country, Austin writes home to his brother Levi, describing life on the rugged Overland Trail.  Extensively researched, with episodes based on true incidents, "the epistolary format and character development offer solid reading."--Booklist  

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Small Beauties
Written by Elvira Woodruff
Illustrated by Adam Rex
eBook

"One day this child shall hold the very heart of our family in the palm of her hand," predicts Granny on the day Darcy Heart O'Hara is born in a cottage on Derry Lane, in the town of Pobble O'Keefe, in County Kerry, Ireland.

Darcy grows up to be a noticer, delighting... Read More
 

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