"It is in the 1950's and Jim, who is almost nine years old, helps his mom support the family because his dad is too sick to work. He sometimes is allowed to escape to "Painter's Island", a magical place where he can be a kid again. Follow him as he jumps off sawdust piles, digs up buried treasure, has sword fights with his friends, and tries to fly."
With Blood trickling down her face and chained to a basement wall, Olivia Hammond tries to figure out why she was kidnapped. It couldn't be for ransom because she has no money or rich family. Revenge is not a motive either because she is at peace with everyone and always tried to be a good neighbor. Her only hope is that her brother will discover the truth, but with no food or water, will he find her in time?
What connection is there between fractured nursery rhymes and the murder victims left by the millpond? How is this connected with an elderly man, Kevin Wainwright, who calls investigative reporter, George Peabody, and mysteriously dies in an automobile accident while on his way to meet with him? Why does he return as a ghost and appear to poor George at the most inopportune times, causing him a lot of embarrassing moments? For these answers you will need to read this sequel to The Old Miller Pla... more info>>
In 1961 George Peabody struggles for months to find employment. When he is about ready to give up he lands a job with a small newspaper. He likes the area and talks his wife, Elizabeth; into buying an old rundown house. Objects start moving by themselves and an icy presence permeates the entire house. Is he and his family safe? He researches the old house's history and learns of grizzly murders that had taken place there. An attorney is bludgeoned to death and a woman turns up dead in the back ... more info>>
Looking for a touching story to read to your children at Christmas time? Try "The Timid Christmas Tree" by Gary Peterson. Bridget is five years old and all excited about going to the woods to get a Christmas tree. When she finds just the right one, she discovers it is alive and frightened. How will she keep her brother from cutting down? Can she convince him that she isn't crazy that the tree is really alive? A Touching Christmas story that will make an awesome bed time story all year round.