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Phoebe Clappsaddle Has a Tumbleweed Christmas

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Sheriff Phoebe Clappsaddle, the Southwestern belle with sweet Southern manners and tough Western skills, is back—just in time for the Christmas holidays.

Mail doesn't come every day in the territory south of Big Spring, west of Marathon, north of Terlingua, and east of El Paso, so Phoebe is delighted to receive a parcel. But a mule-mail mix-up leads to another adventure for the high-spirited young sheriff. The Tumbleweed Gang— those ornery brothers Eustace, Clifford, and ...

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Overview

Sheriff Phoebe Clappsaddle, the Southwestern belle with sweet Southern manners and tough Western skills, is back—just in time for the Christmas holidays.

Mail doesn't come every day in the territory south of Big Spring, west of Marathon, north of Terlingua, and east of El Paso, so Phoebe is delighted to receive a parcel. But a mule-mail mix-up leads to another adventure for the high-spirited young sheriff. The Tumbleweed Gang— those ornery brothers Eustace, Clifford, and Elmo—also returns to help Phoebe solve the mystery and celebrate a frontier Christmas, Texas style.

Melanie Chrismer is a fifth-generation native of Houston, Texas, and a descendant of the real Phoebe Clappsaddle. She frequently visits schools and libraries, where she entertains young readers with storytelling, writing tips, and lasso demonstrations. Ms. Chrismer currently lives in Douglasville, Georgia.

A graduate of New York's Pratt Institute, Houston resident Virginia Marsh Roeder has explored many facets of the art industry, from graphic design to illustration art. Though retired from teaching art, she still illustrates children's books, often using her grandchildren as models.

Melanie Chrismer and Virginia Roeder, both members of the Society of Children's Book Writers and Illustrators, have also collaborated on Phoebe Clappsaddle and the Tumbleweed Gang and Phoebe Clappsaddle for Sheriff.

Acclaim for Phoebe Clappsaddle and the Tumbleweed Gang:

"This old-fashioned Western is told in the format of a tall tale, making for a great read-aloud . . . the full-page illustrations bring the Old West alive for a generation of kids used to high tech and futuristic gadgets."
—School Library Journal

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781589802414
  • Publisher: Pelican Publishing Company, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 9/15/2004
  • Series: Phoebe Clappsaddle Ser.
  • Pages: 32
  • Sales rank: 1,417,504
  • Age range: 4 - 8 Years
  • Product dimensions: 8.80 (w) x 11.28 (h) x 0.40 (d)

Meet the Author

A graduate of New York's Pratt Institute, Virginia Marsh Roeder has explored many facets of the art industry, from graphic design to illustration art. Though retired from teaching art, she still illustrates children's books,
often using her grandchildren as models. Virginia Roeder is a members of the Society of Children's Book Writers and Illustrators.

MELANIE CHRISMER is a fifth-generation Houston native. She frequently speaks at schools and libraries, where she discusses the history of her native state and shares hints for developing writing techniques.

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