The Wild Women of Lake Anna

The Wild Women of Lake Anna

by Linda Salisb ury, Christopher Grotke
     
 
Bailey Fish, 11, is abruptly sent from Florida by her mother to live with her grandmother, Sugar, in Central Virginia. While Bailey adjusts to the new place, her grandmother is investigating the source of pollution in Contrary Creek where there used to be gold mining. To complicate matters, a neighbor is out to get Sugar. He's the father of Justin Rudd, a bully on

Overview

Bailey Fish, 11, is abruptly sent from Florida by her mother to live with her grandmother, Sugar, in Central Virginia. While Bailey adjusts to the new place, her grandmother is investigating the source of pollution in Contrary Creek where there used to be gold mining. To complicate matters, a neighbor is out to get Sugar. He's the father of Justin Rudd, a bully on Bailey's school bus. Justin's father doesn't upset Sugar because she comes from a family of Wild Women. She proudly tells Bailey about all of them, including Mae, who was a spy during World War I. Inspired by Sugar's stories and what she finds in her grandmother's attic (a secret box of letters and Mae's hat) Bailey decides to become a Wild Woman herself. She heads into a dark woods to look for gold nuggets and the former gold mine. But what she discovers is not what she expects. . . .

Editorial Reviews

Charisse Floyd
“This stimulating mystery contains a novel historical twist. . . . a contemporary mystery story that explores a tough environmental issue. . . . The author’s careful weaving of these topics into her plot line earns her significant honors. This well-crafted, fast-paced novel [Wild Women], will resonate with every reader . . .”
James Abraham
“The best way to reach young people is to feel what they feel and find ways to communicate those feelings in an understandable manner. . . [Wild Women] speaks to young teenagers’ needs. . . boys will love the adventure that animates the tale.
Suzanne Hudson
“The Wild Women" makes great reading for all boys and girls . . . who enjoy action and adventure (and it's not a bad read for adults, as this reviewer can attest!).”

Product Details

ISBN-13:
2940012907479
Publisher:
Tabby House Books
Publication date:
06/21/2011
Series:
The Bailey Fish Adventures , #1
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
160
File size:
539 KB
Age Range:
9 - 12 Years

Meet the Author

Linda Salisbury is an award-winning children's author, a former newspaper editor and columnist.

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