Lottie's Adventure: Facing The Monster

Lottie's Adventure: Facing The Monster

by Barbara Frances


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Lottie's Adventure: Facing The Monster by Barbara Frances

"Lottie's Adventure: Facing The Monster," is an action-packed children's book written especially for ages 8 through 14. Children will enjoy this exciting read while also improving their reading skills. Twenty nine chapters filled with twists and turns keep kids reading to discover the outcome.

Lottie, a lively ten-year old Hispanic girl, longs for something new and different in her life. Her summers up to this point have all been, more or less, the same. Then the arrival of a magical letter and a TV newscast transforms her vacation time in a high adventure.

Her great adventure includes trying to relate to a cold, estranged, and rich grandmother, freeing a kidnapped ten-year-old African American boy from a locked room, hiding him in a safe place, and then fleeing with him from a kidnapper who is always just a step or two behind.

Lottie’s Adventure: Facing the Monster great story and Barbara is a great story teller and her skills are brilliantly reflected in this book for children 8 to 80.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780985687649
Publisher: Positive Imaging LLC
Publication date: 07/09/2013
Pages: 176
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.38(d)

About the Author

Barbara Frances grew up in rural North Texas where she came to know many of the characters in her books and plays.

As an educator, theater director, and actress, she has always delighted in the art of storytelling and of bringing to life the characters in our rich heritage of literature and drama. Ms. Frances is the author of several screen plays and resides with her husband in Austin, Texas.

Ever since she first read The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn by Mark Twain, Barbara has loved, cherished and regarded this book and the character of Huckleberry as among the best in literature. Then as her son and daughter were growing up, she began to share this book with them; however, she regretted that her daughter didn't have a similar model of a wise, honest, independent thinking, and humorous girl in literature. So she decided to write a modern day parallel adventure story of a girl named Lottie who can figure our how to get out of tight places, accurately size-up the character of a person, and do what's right even if society thinks otherwise. Thus Lottie's Adventure was born.

Table of Contents


1 The Runaway Dog 9

2 The Mysterious Letter 14

3 A Farewell Fiesta 19

4 Riding High 25

5 A Cold-Hearted Grandmother 30

6 The Vicious Maid 35

7 A Scary Hallway 41

8 Friendly Relief 48

9 The Hidden Passage 52

10 An Amazing Discovery 58

11 Risky Schemes 66

12 Troublesome Stories 71

13 The Map Dilemma 74

14 A Terrorizing Chase 79

15 The Secret Room 87

16 Melting the Ice 92

17 A Ghost in the Drapes 96

'8 The Crazed Cat 102

19 The Threatening Tourist 108

20 Midnight Escape 113

21 The Path of a Planet 120

22 Puzzling Disguises 124

23 An Undercover Journey 132

24 Panic and Dread 136

25 Stinky Breath Emerges 141

26 Desperate Departure 145

27 The Rising Sun 154

28 Facing the Monster 159

29 The Special Visitor 166

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