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Book details
  • Genre:JUVENILE FICTION
  • SubGenre:Historical / United States / General
  • Language:English
  • Series title:The 1950s Adventures of Pete and Carol Ann
  • Series Number:4
  • Pages:160
  • eBook ISBN:9780985543372

Wild Winter

Christmas, Clues, and Crooks

by C.A. Hartnell

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Overview
Ring the Christmas bell for friendship, fun, mystery, and holiday joy that fill the pages of Wild Winter: Christmas, Clues, and Crooks, the fourth and final volume in a four book series. Help eleven-year-old, All-American kids, Pete and Carol Ann, plan a Christmas pageant to raise money for needy families in their 1950s community of El Monte, California. When money is missing and destruction occurs, can these two friends, and a one-year-old beagle hound, find clues to trap the crafty crooks who are stealing their holiday joy? Are the crooks part of their circle of friends who work at the Dan’s Diner bake sale or go with them to Santa’s Village located in the local, snow-covered mountains? Ages eight and up will be delighted by this fast-paced, holiday, historical-fiction chapter book that shares the timeless goodness and glory of the first Christmas.
Description
Ring the Christmas bell for friendship, fun, mystery, adventure, and holiday joy that fill the pages of Wild Winter: Christmas, Clues, and Crooks, the fourth and final volume in the four book series, The 1950s Adventures of Pete and Carol Ann. Ride along with two eleven-year-old, All-American kids, Pete and Carol Ann, and a one-year-old beagle hound, as they travel on Route 66 in Hawk’s Ride or in Uncle Charlie’s “tank” to Santa’s Village and Christmas Tree Lane. “Dig That Crazy Santa Claus,” “What Child is This?” and “It’s Beginning to Look a Lot Like Christmas” play on car radios and Hi-fi stereos throughout the month of December, 1955. The holiday spirit abounds with words like gifts, greeting cards, tinsel, toys, tree toppers, sleigh rides, “Silent Night,” snowmen, nativity scenes, candy canes, and the Christmas Story. Join Pete and Carol Ann as they plan a Christmas pageant to raise money for needy families in their 1950s community of El Monte, California. When the money is missing and destruction occurs, can these best friends find clues to trap the crafty crooks who are stealing their holiday joy? Are the crooks part of their circle of friends who work at the Dan’s Diner bake sale, the Cherrylee Christmas Party, or the Cool Christmas Pageant? How wild will this winter get before the last snowflake falls? Ages eight and up will be delighted by this fast-paced, holiday, historical-fiction chapter book that shares the timeless goodness and glory of the first Christmas.
About the author
Jingle bells are ringing and snowflakes are falling in author C.A. Hartnell’s Christmas-filled, package-wrapped, fast-paced, historical-fiction chapter book, Wild Winter: Christmas, Clues, and Crooks, for readers eight and up. This is the fourth and final volume in the four book series, The 1950s Adventures of Pete and Carol Ann, inspired by cool places, dreamy decorations, and actual events from Hartnell’s childhood. The author spent her grammar school years at Cherrylee School in El Monte, Southern California, home of American Legion Stadium where rock ‘n’ roll thrived and Christmas was celebrated with a special, all-city children’s Christmas party. Hartnell is the owner of a 1937 Ford Slantback hot rod called Hawk’s Ride. Its chopped-top and painted flames would have been right at home in the Legion’s parking lot during the 1950s. The author is a board member of Big Hearts for Little Hearts Loma Linda Guild at Loma Linda University Children’s Hospital in Loma Linda, California, and has authored six Luke the Lion Activity Books for them. She’s written articles for the Guild’s newsletter and the hospital’s in-house newspaper, TODAY. Author Hartnell belongs to four writer’s organizations: SCBWI-Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators, IPBA-Independent Book Publishers Association, ACWA-American Christian Writers Association, and Writer’s Institute, Inc. She lives with her husband in the Southwest United States and has four grown children who have blessed her with twelve grandchildren. Ring-a-ting-ting. Hartnell desires to entertain plus encourage readers of all ages who love winter, Christmas, and the joy of the holiday season.
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