Adventures of the Saci Kids

A New Home

by Pamella A. Russell



Book Details

Language : English
Publication Date : 3/8/2020

Format : Softcover
Dimensions : 6x9
Page Count : 84
ISBN : 9781796091175
Format : Hardcover
Dimensions : 6x9
Page Count : 84
ISBN : 9781984587039
Format : E-Book
Dimensions : N/A
Page Count : 84
ISBN : 9781796091168
Format : Audio
Dimensions : N/A
Page Count : N/A
ISBN : 9781664121126

About the Book

Life is a journey, full of uncertainty. It molds and shapes our character. When confronted with difficulties, we learn where our strengths and weaknesses lie. Ultimately, that discovery helps us define who we are and what we need to be whole. Holly (11) is clever and a natural leader, but insecure; Ethan (13) is an African-American boy who is intense, defensive, and searching for self-esteem; Drew (12) is introverted and self-centered, but lonesome; Ashley (8) is generous and bright, but diagnosed with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder; Sací(timeless) is an elf standing twelve inches tall on one leg and bringing chaos wherever he lands. He’s a trickster by nature, an orphan of sorts, and a long way from home. As diverse as they all are, they have one thing in common – they are homeless. Mother and Father Spears provide their foster care. They live together in a five-bedroom Victorian farm house on the Eastern shore along with Boswell their beagle, Pitsa their tailess cat, and their barnyard animals. Henry Drudge, of Drudge’s Antiques, is a crafty business man who cheats the Spears out of Sací’s antique rum barrel until he’s confronted with one who is craftier then he is. The adventures await…

About the Author

Pamella Russell is a graduate of Rutgers University, with a Master of Library Service (MLS) degree. She is also a graduate from the Institute of Children’s Literature. Ms. Russell especially loves children’s multicultural literature - books that tell an excellent story, are entertaining, and that teach something about people, life, love, pain, and the world around us. Her favorite stories are of young people that in some manner, exhibit great courage, whether through adventures, disasters, by overcoming hardships, loving the unlovable, struggling through problems and failures, but always reaching beyond the limits of their abilities and their endurance until they achieve their ultimate goals. As a teenager and young adult, Ms. Russell resided in São Paulo, Brazil for over six years where she fell in love with the Brazilian people, culture, language, and especially their rich folklore. In this story she shares her favorite folk character, Saci, made famous by the renowned Brazilian author Monteiro Lobato (1882-1948). Ms. Russell is retired with her husband and lives on the Eastern Shore of Maryland. She hopes that children will discover a new element of interest in the pages of her book, but most of all, that they will read, read, and read!!