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Novel set in 1930's for Juveniles and young adults
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This is my first published book, and I like it because it takes place on the real farm where I lived in the thirties and forties. Seamus's parents are as much like my my own parents as I could make them. I wrote this book after The Book of Ruth, a memoir, and all the events I wrote about were fresh in my mind. Although I didn't portray myself as Seamus, I did give him some of my own feelings. The story itself is fiction. Seamus didn't come on the Orphan Train. I added that to give the plot a little more excitement.
The Red Headed Girl is the sequel to The Rawleigh Man Told Me, In this book Seamus meets and gets acquainted with his twin sister, Shannon, who was separated from him when she was adopted by a family in Marshall, Illinois.
Most of the characters in both books are fictional, but Buster was a composite of some of the bullies I knew as a teacher.
Ruth St. John Thomas is currently retired from teaching and is writing full time. She keeps busy taking care of her two house cats, Seamus, a 10-year-old Siamese and Katie, a short hair tabby. She dropped in one morning more than a year ago and stayed. She also cares for two handsome tuxedo cats who came to the Thomas house uninvited. They stayed, too.
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Book Description Mayhaven Pub, 1995. Hardcover. Condition: New. Seller Inventory # DADAX1878044346
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