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Their front yard is a set of railway tracks. The back yard is the railway siding. In this historical fiction adventure for 8-12 year olds, Nicholas, Claudia and Fletcher live with their parents in the upstairs apartment of the railway station. New to the community of West Cardigan they aren't long befriending neighbours Sarah and Thomas. When Sarah and Thomas retell the old tale of missing jewellery and the community ghost, it's just the start of their summer adventure.
An earlier draft of this book won the Joyce Barkhouse Writing for Children Award in the Atlantic Canada Writing Competition in 2002.
Some revision has been done and it is now in the hands of a canadian publisher for review.
Fingers Crossed for acceptance!
FICTION PROJECTS AIMED AT THE GENERAL PUBLIC
THE BIG YARD KIDS -
GULLIVER'S GULCH -
An adult historical fiction during World War II. An elderly grandfather is left responsible for his three grandchildren when his son goes off to war. Clara becomes woman of the farm house with the death of her mother. Her older brothers teeter between responsible adults and impish pranksters.
When the family receives a letter on June 9, 1944 it's dated a few weeks before D-Day. Their father mentions something big about to happen but no other details. They aren't sure if he's been involved in D-Day or if he's still alive, Several chapters complete.
More details to follow when this is back in progress.
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