Thursday, December 18, 2008

Local Author Visits Morrow Club

Author Holly Moulder was the guest speaker at the Morrow Civic Woman's Club in November. Moulder, resident of Sharpsburg, Georgia, has published two books, A Cord of Three Strands and Eyes of the Calusa, which was recently recognized as a finalist for the President's Book Awards by the Florida Publishers Association, Inc. Both books are suitable for elementary and middle school students.

Meticulously researched and creatively written, Eyes of the Calusa provides a fresh perspective into the lives and events of the opening years of the 18th century. The story begins in 1720 on the Golden Coast of Southwest Florida where fierce Calusa Indians ruled their mighty empire. Pirates patrolled the area, looking for Indians to capture and sell in the slave auctions of Charles Town, S.C.

In the novel A Cord of Three Strands, Moulder takes children on exciting adventure during the year 1838 with a runaway slave girl and a Cherokee boy on their way to freedom. During their journey, the children encounter a young Abraham Lincoln.

These innovative works of historical fiction are written for middle grade readers and can be read for individual enjoyment or used for classroom instruction. Moulder has designed a classroom guide for both novels based on the new Georgia Performance Standards to make her novels very teacher friendly.

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