Tuesday, October 26, 2021

A MAGICAL LETTER AND A NEWCAST TRANSFORM LOTTIE'S VACATION INTO AN ACTION PACKED ADVENTURE - LOTTIE'S ADVENTURE: CHASING THE MONSTER - A CHAPTER BOOK BY BARBARA FRANCES.



An action-packed children's book written especially for ages 8 through 14. Children will enjoy this exciting read while also improving their reading skills. Twenty-nine chapters filled with twists and turns keep kids reading to discover the outcome.

 

Lottie, a lively ten-year old Hispanic girl, longs for something new and different in her life. Her summers up to this point have all been, more or less, the same.

Then the arrival of a magical letter and a TV newscast transforms her vacation time in a high adventure.



Her great adventure includes trying to relate to a cold, estranged, and rich grandmother, freeing a kidnapped ten-year-old African American boy from

a locked room, hiding him in a safe place, and then fleeing with him from a kidnapper who is always just a step or two behind.



Lottie’s Adventure: Facing the Monster has a new cover but it’s still the same great story described in the wonderful reviews on the Reviews page and still only $12.95 plus shipping.



I finished your book last night. I couldn't put it down. Because I wanted to know what would happen next! It's a charming story and I like your writing. Lottie is a very likable character, as are all the characters except those that aren't meant to be. I enjoyed grandmother's melting ambivalence. And there are certainly enough points of tension and surprising turns to keep one reading on. I particularly liked your descriptions of Hispanic family and culture. Well done!! I wish you and Lottie success.



Patricia Orlosky




M. M. Bishop Award-winning author and poet

 

5.0 out of 5 stars A WONDERFULLY TOLD CHAPTER BOOK FOR THE TWEEN

Reviewed in the United States on November 29, 2020

I bought this book at the local bookstore for my niece and just had to read it too.

While reading Barbara Frances’ chapter book Lottie’s Adventure: Facing the Monster, I was swept back to the books of my childhood. A place where tweens helped each other and became heroes without the use of make-believe or magic brooms. Just plain old smarts, ingenuity, and integrity.
I was engrossed in the story of Lottie, a Hispanic girl, as she helped Charles Ray a black boy, who had been kidnapped escape and confront the bad guy, outsmarting him, while facing their own fears. The friendship that grew between the two was a lesson in how people all want the same things out of life regardless of their upbringing, race, or nationality.
It is a compelling and wonderful tale that I’d recommend to both adults and the tween alike.


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