Curiosity, with a Capital S [NOOK Book]

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Ten-year-old Tracy worships her big brother, Stan, even though his insatiable curiosity often leads him?and Tracy?into unexpected, eye-opening, and sometimes frightening adventures. When Tracy's family moves to a beautiful South Carolina island during World War II, whole new opportunities for exploration and adventure unfold. Tracy watches with admiration as her brother grows up and learns to channel his curiosity to find his life's passion and...
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Curiosity, with a Capital S

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Overview

Ten-year-old Tracy worships her big brother, Stan, even though his insatiable curiosity often leads him—and Tracy—into unexpected, eye-opening, and sometimes frightening adventures. When Tracy's family moves to a beautiful South Carolina island during World War II, whole new opportunities for exploration and adventure unfold. Tracy watches with admiration as her brother grows up and learns to channel his curiosity to find his life's passion and pursue his dreams.

This sweet, poignant story of youthful inquisitiveness conveys the texture of life on a South Carolina island during a unique time in United States history. It's perfect for children, parents, and adults.

A comprehensive reader's and teacher's guide is available for downloading from the publisher's Web site.
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Product Details

  • BN ID: 2940013144705
  • Publisher: Tell Me Press, LLC
  • Publication date: 7/28/2011
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 144
  • Age range: 9 - 12 Years
  • File size: 2 MB

Meet the Author

Tonya Trimble was born and raised in Tulsa, Oklahoma—although as a child during World War II she lived for a few years on a small South Carolina island. After high school graduation, she became a Benedictine sister for 18 years. She earned a master’s degree in elementary education and became certified as a reading specialist. Her 45-year career in education included positions as a reading and math consultant, teacher trainer, workshop presenter, school principal, and classroom teacher. She currently lives in Virginia.
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  • Posted November 20, 2011

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    obeying and rules that need to be followed...

    Reviewed by Lynn F. for Readers Favorite

    "Curiosity with a Capital S" by Tonya Trimble is written with the 8-12 year olds in mind, but I feel even adults would enjoy this book. It¿s the story of Tracy Newton who in the process of moving from her home to a condo finds her old journal up in the attic. As she reflects she travels back to the years of 1942-43 to a time when her family moved from Oklahoma to South Carolina during WWII. Tracy idolized her brother Stan and he was forever getting them into some kind of adventure. Sometimes they were good and other times, well let¿s say, they could have been quite disastrous. But eventually Stan grows up, his curiosity is curbed and he finds what his goal in life is. Now that leaves just Tracy at home. Could it be Curiosity with a Capital T?

    I enjoyed reading this short story. As we reflect on the book and some of the happenings we have to bear in mind that it was written through the perspective of a ten year old. We see where Stan gets into all kinds of trouble, being expelled from school on the first day, taking the boat out without permission, and shooting his bow and arrow in places he shouldn¿t, but then we also see rewards his father gives to him. Now today we would not reward our child if they did something bad, and we see where Stan did get punished and grounded. I think as I read, the author was not reflecting so much on the punishments but on the happenings and it does make it seem like he was rewarded for things he should not have been. I think all children will enjoy this book and as a parent you have a lesson there in the book to teach your children, a lesson on obeying and rules that need to be followed.

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  • Posted October 23, 2011

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    World War II relocates ten-year-old Tracy and her big brother Stan to Lady's Island off the coast of South Carolina. With a brand new rowboat, archery set, tree house, secret cave, beautiful beaches, bridge tending towers, and flying lessons, the children grow up full of curiosity and fun! Stan gets into trouble many times when his curiosity exceeds his experience, but all his scrapes turn out okay although they cost him some punishment time from his parents and principal.



    The author includes memories from America during the time period. Curious children may ask their parents for model airplane kits or for a trip to see a bridge-tender's tower. There may be questions about World War II. Will parents be curious enough to find a CD of 1940's radio shows to listen to The Green Hornet or Inner Sanctum?



    Young children will enjoy the adventures of Tracy and Stan. Their parents will enjoy how the stories spark an interest in American history and family hobbies.

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