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Ghosts on the Coast: A Visit to Savannah and the Low Country
     

Ghosts on the Coast: A Visit to Savannah and the Low Country

by Jane R. Wood
 

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It seems wherever they go, adventure follows the Johnson family. Fourteen-year-old Joey, ten-year-old Bobby, and five-year-old Katy visit three historic Southern cities on their end-of-summer vacation. Not only do they learn about the challenges of the early settlers, the boldness of greedy pirates, and the determination shown by feisty women who helped save some of

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It seems wherever they go, adventure follows the Johnson family. Fourteen-year-old Joey, ten-year-old Bobby, and five-year-old Katy visit three historic Southern cities on their end-of-summer vacation. Not only do they learn about the challenges of the early settlers, the boldness of greedy pirates, and the determination shown by feisty women who helped save some of the architectural heritage of Savannah and Charleston, but they also encounter numerous ghost stories. When Bobby finds himself in a dangerous situation on Pawleys Island, South Carolina, can he depend on a legendary ghost for help? Young readers won't know they're learning history; they'll only know they're having fun as they follow these kids on their latest adventure.

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The Midwest Book Review
"Ghosts on the Coast" tells the story of the Johnson family as they deal with the supernatural and the unusual in the southern cities of Savannah and Charleston, learning about the history of the city and facing its ghosts. Joey, Bobby, and Katy all embark on a unique adventure that many kids have read and will relish, making "Ghosts on the Coast" a worthy pick for children's library collections.

Product Details

BN ID:
2940015685077
Publisher:
Florida Kids Press, Inc.
Publication date:
09/12/2012
Series:
Jane R. Wood Books , #4
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
164
Sales rank:
1,193,812
File size:
597 KB
Age Range:
9 - 12 Years

Meet the Author

Jane R. Wood has always loved history. It started with her early years growing up in Astoria, Oregon, and continued when her family moved to Cocoa, Florida, near the Kennedy Space Center when she was ten. She has lived in Northeast Florida for more than thirty years and enjoys exploring the historic and cultural heritage of Southern cities like Savannah and Charleston. Her passion for writing began in the 4th grade during a poetry unit when she discovered the magic of words. She wrote her first juvenile fiction book, "Voices in St. Augustine," in 2004. In 2007, "Adventures on Amelia Island: A Pirate, A Princess and Buried Treasure" was published, and "Trouble on the St. Johns River" was released in 2008. Wood has also been a middle school and high school English teacher, a newspaper reporter and a television producer. Jane Wood resides in Jacksonville, Florida, with her husband Terry and is now a full-time author of kids' books. You can learn more about Jane Wood and her books on her website at www.janewoodbooks.com.

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