Witch of Beaver Creek Mine,The-HC
Thirteen-year-old Johnny Lightfoot has heard stories about Maud all his life. When, one day, he wanders too close to the mine, the earth gives way and he falls into an old tunnel. That's frightening enough, but even more alraming is the sight of Old Maud peering down at him!
Such is the beginning of an unusual friendship, as Johnny comes to realize that overcoming his own fear of Maud is nothing compared to changing the prejudices of others. Set in the 1940s, and enlivened with dangerous challenges in the form of sudden floods, a fire, a lynx attack, and an angry mob, this is a story of tolerance, finding pride in one's heritage, and, most of all, friendship.
Reviews "A well-crafted suspenseful tale of family, friendships, forgiveness, and how people can overcome thoughtless prejudice.... An exciting, fast-paced story.... Nervelle is an outstanding storyteller who provides a satisfying but bittersweet conclusion to this marvelous tale." --Kennebec Journal, Augusta, Maine
"It's more -- lots more -- than a good yarn." --The Courier Gazette, Rockland, Maine
"Nervelle's Witch is a compelling adventure story." --The Beat, Courier Publications
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