BioStoryteller, writing teacher, Queen of Revisions, and founder of Mims House (www.mimshouse.com) publisher, Darcy Pattison has been published in nine languages. Her books, published with Harcourt, Philomel/Penguin, Harpercollins, Arbordale, and Mims House have received recognition for excellence with starred reviews in Kirkus, BCCB and PW. <br /> <br /> Three of her books have been honored as National Science Teacher’s Association Outstanding Science Trade books. The Journey of Oliver K. Woodman (Harcourt) received an Irma Simonton Black and James H. Black Award for Excellence in Children's Literature Honor Book award, and has been published in a Houghton Mifflin textbook.
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READ THIS 60-PAGE SAMPLE For decades, the southern states have witnessed the relentless migration of vagabonds from Mexico. They are now found as far north as the Ozarks of southern Missouri. No one knows why they keep traveling north, ever northward. Until now. In the tradition of Charlotte’s Web or The Underneath comes the American fantasy, VAGABONDS, the saga of El Garro’s armadillo colony, the scouts and pioneers who have always been at the forefront of the migration. Rumors from their original homeland, the jungles far to the south, indicate that El Garro’s colony may be nearing the fabled Faralone Falls, where they will find the answer to why they have traveled northward for decades. VAGABONDS is an American fantasy set in the Ozark mountains.
Saucy and Bubba: A Hansel and Gretel Tale
COMPELLING AND ULTIMATELY HOPEFUL In this modern-day Hansel and Gretel story, Saucy and Bubba struggle to get along with Krissy, their alcoholic stepmother. One freezing cold night, Krissy locks Saucy out of the house and Saucy must sleep in the barn. In a desperate move, Saucy and Bubba run away to their aunt's house-except Aunt Vivian isn't home. Trying to take care of Bubba for several days forces Saucy to take charge of her own life and accept a terrible sacrifice in order to find safety for herself. This story carries a certain darkness, even if the events carry the weight of truth This middle grade novel is a heartbreakingly simple story that weaves through the tangled threads of a family and builds to an ending full of hope. Join Saucy & Bubba in their poignant search for family.
ENVOYS - Prequel: The Blue Planets World Series
READ THIS SHORT STORY PREQUEL Envoys is the prequel to the exciting science fiction trilogy that pits the planet Rison against Earth. Rison has avoided all direct contact with Earth, till now. Blake Rose joins the First Contact team on the Cadee Moon Base. The first Risonian he meets, the mysterious Dayexi Quad-de, calls him an idiot—and thereby, stops the delegations from destroying each other. As the Navy team’s comparative anatomy expert, Blake examines the Quad-de family and reports a startling fact: the Risonians can breathe under water through gills in their armpits. The Risonian delegation finally reveals the reason for the meeting. Because of their scientist’s arrogance and errors, Rison will implode soon. The aliens have one simple request: allow us to live in your seas.