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The Adventures of Crystal Brave: Earthquake at the Taum Sauk

B. K. Bradshaw

The day before Crystal Brave's thirteenth birthday celebration, her parents leave for the Taum Sauk Mountain to study petroglyphs, planning to return the next day. All plans are disrupted by the long-predicted New Madrid earthquake. The devastation in Southeast Missouri cuts off all communication, leaving Crystal desperate to find out if her parents are safe. True to Brave family tradition, Crystal takes the courageous step of going to find them herself. With the special relationship between her and a horse and a dog, the generous mentorship of those she meets along her journey, and strength from the love for her family, Crystal faces some of her worst fears, earning passage into her teen years and learning the meaning of her family name.

Book Details

  • Publisher: Infinity Kids Press
  • Publish Date: Jul 11st, 2016
  • Pages: 186
  • Language: English
  • Edition: New Cover Desig -
  • Dimensions: 8.00in - 5.25in - 0.43in - 0.48lb
  • EAN: 9781942905844
  • Recommended age: 07-12
  • Categories: Action & Adventure - Survival StoriesAnimals - Horses

About the Author

Bradshaw, B. K.: - Brenda BK Bradshaw is an award-winning author, former elementary and middle school teacher, special reading teacher, and assistant professor of elementary education. An avid reader and writer, BK has always been immersed in children's literature. In recent years, her daughters have given her the inspiration to create the resilient female characters, Crystal Brave and Super Jewels. BK has appeared on the podcasts, The Autism Show, Talkin Live with Eli, Care Activities with Neil Hogbin. She has made appearances on Ozarks Live! news show in Springfield, Missouri, volunteered with the Horse Tales Literacy project and met with hundreds of children and teachers across the Ozarks in school and barn visits.
Praise for this book
This fantastic adventure coming-of-age story is set against the backdrop of a hypothetical earthquake along the New Madrid fault line of southwest Missouri. Best features - strong, capable girl protagonist, horses, falling rocks, aftershocks, and ancient cave paintings. This book will appeal to boys and girls, but I have to confess that as a parent, I loved it first! The attention to detail of actual landmarks and natural formations is refreshing, and the author's insight to the mind of a girl on the brink of maturity is perfect. This one's a keeper! -KB Nelson Reviews