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In a collection of three exciting adventure stories, two brothers and their sister venture out amid the perils of rural nineteenth-century Pennsylvania, meeting a dragonslayer along the way and learning valuable lessons about independence.
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Anne Isaacs was born and raised in Buffalo, New York, but she has always felt most at home in rural environments, such as the redwood forest near Santa Cruz, California, where she lives with her family. Ms. Isaacs' first book was the highly-acclaimed Swamp Angel (fall 1994), illustrated by Paul O. Zelinsky. Isaacs was voted "Most Promising New Author" by Publisher's Weekly in 1995. Her latest book is Cat Up a Tree, released in September 1998 to immediate high praise.Excerpt. © Reprinted by permission. All rights reserved.:
Emily sat against the treehouse wall and gazed into the restless leaves. "A full moon lights the tower," she whispered. "Now is my chance to signal the prince." She unwound one of her waist-long braids and knelt to shake her hair loose. "Give me Rosamond, your fastest horse," she called into the trees. "I shall gallop to freedom! Once I begin to ride, nothing will stop me. I'll fly through the woods! My hair will stream behind me like a royal banner. No one in the kingdom will catch me. Bring Rosamond to me at midnight, garbed in silver, a token of your everlasting--"
"PIGS!" Tom shouted in the direction of the treehouse. He trudged across the barnyard to the house, a full milk bucket in each hand. "Feed-the-PIGS!" he called again. (p. 29-30 of Treehouse Tales)
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Book Description Dutton Books for Young Readers, 1997. Condition: New. Lloyd Bloom (illustrator). book. Seller Inventory # M0525456112
Book Description Dutton Juvenile, 1997. Hardcover. Condition: New. Seller Inventory # DADAX0525456112