Madeleine Morales's name changed forever the day she fell into Bill's Pond. Covered in mud and muck, this eleven year-old Latina emerged from the murky water with a new name, Muddy Madeleine-but everyone calls her Muddy. Muddy oozes with curiosity and her friends aren't surprised when they discover she's smitten with the scariest looking spider any of them have ever seen. Together, the young scientists investigate Hilandera's zigzaggin' zipper and 'blood-thirsty' diet. But the adventure takes a serious turn when Muddy finds Hilandera missing and the friends struggle to find out what happened to the giant arach-a-doo. Young readers will immediately relate to Muddy's humor and will be enamored with her zest for learning, especially about living creatures. Parents and educators will appreciate the authentic elements of multiculturalism and gender equity as well as the two-way, bilingual, conversational Spanish usage. Stone Norton is an intuitive and gifted writer, and she has created a character that will leave young readers eagerly awaiting the next adventures of Muddy Madeleine. ~Dr. Gina Anderson Associate Professor Department of Teacher Education Texas Woman's University
|Publisher:||Progressive Rising Phoenix Press, LLC|
|Product dimensions:||5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.42(d)|
|Age Range:||7 - 10 Years|
About the Author
Stone Norton re-invented herself and joined the literary world as a writer and editor. Originally from Louisville, KY, Amanda now lives in Fort
Worth, TX. When she's not playing outdoors with her family or working on her latest writing project,
Amanda volunteers as the Executive Chair of the
Texas Children in Nature Network-North Texas
Region, part of a global grassroots network to connect children to nature. To learn more about
Amanda and her current projects, please visit her website at www.amandastonenorton.com and follow her on Facebook, Amanda Stone Norton, Writer.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
A very well written and educational book for children. Cute story and I learned a lot about spiders.