by Richard W. Thavis



Book Details

Language :
Publication Date : 10/27/2000

Format : Softcover
Dimensions : 5.5x8.5
Page Count : 132
ISBN : 9780738838038

About the Book

Imagine . . . on your fifteenth birthday your mother presents you with a rusted, dented metal box with the comment, “This will be your best birthday present.”

You are inclined to doubt it until you read the letters in the box.  They are from your ancestors – your grandmother and her grandmother and her grandmother and so  on back to London in 1668, when this tradition began.

As you read each letter you are transported to their times, their lives, and their customs – sometimes strange, sometimes romantic, always fascinating.

Now it’s your turn . . .

About the Author

Richard Thavis is a retired accountant who now spends his time writing juvenile stories for middle readers and young adults. He lives in North Mankato, Minnesota.