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S64 is Magic Elizabeth by Norma Kassirer. My copy has the title page torn out, so I don't know the year, but it's a pretty common Scholastic Book Services title. Elizabeth is the doll's name.

Can You Hear the Rooster Crow?: A Memoir of Farm Life in the Forties in a Family of Twelve

It was recently republished. The book you're thinking of is called "Magic Elizabeth". I don't know the author, but I know it had wonderful illustrations by Beth and Joe Krush. The story was of Sally, who went to stay at an elderly aunt's house and finds in the bedroom allotted to her a portrait of a little girl her age who looks just like her, holding a wonderful doll. Aunt Sarah tells Sally that the doll's name was Elizabeth and the girl's name was Sally also.

Through the book, Sally gets to know and love old Aunt Sarah and her black cat Shadow and has dreams in which she experiences going back in time to be the other Sally. She wants to find Elizabeth, whom Aunt Sarah says disappeared a long time ago. Finally Shadow finds the doll and Sally finds out that the other Sally was her Aunt Sarah and the doll was hers. A favorite book of mine and of my daughter's, who I believe has it now which is why I can't put my hands on the author's name. S64 has got to be Magic Elizabeth , by Norma Kassirer "A grumpy aunt, a black cat, a spooky old house, and a doll named Magic Elizabeth," says the front cover.

The aunt is named Sarah, and the little girl is named Sally. Thanks for the answer! I'm thinking about this book as a gift for a neighbor girl for her birthday later in the year. If I can't find it locally, I'll turn right to you.

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I appreciate the service you provide. Your website is a lot of fun and brings back tons of good memories! I think this one is Magic Elizabeth by Norma Kassirer. The little girl goes to stay with her a grandmother, not an aunt, but otherwise the details seem to match. It appears on your Solved Stumpers page, and it was recently republished. A few years ago, on a fluke after I happened to find your website, I entered a request for a search on a book I had read as a 5th grader in and had loved very much.. Forgetting about the website, about 4 years went by and just this week, I happened to fall upon it again.

I want to thank you from the bottom of my heart for that because I just came home today to find it on my computer desk, a gift from my husband. I have never forgotten how much I had loved this book. It will always be a treasure to me. The person has read the Burnett Secret Garden and that is not it. I have a suggested book for your stumper, Mandy , by Julie Edwards , published in The description calls it an "enchanting bestseller in the tradition of The Secret Garden.

Ten-year-old Mandy lived in a lovely orphanage where the kind Matron Bridie looked after her well. The good houskeeper, Ellie, slipped her special treats from the kitchen. Mandy was happy, but nothing Mandy had was hers alone. Until that magical day when she climbed the stone wall at the bottom of the orchard, followed a little path through the forest and found the most beautiful deserted, small cottage, sitting in the sunlight, as if it were smiling at her.

I don't know if Ellie was ever referred to as Elspeth, but it's worth a look if the date is right. They find a common interest in their love for "The Secret Garden" and in recovering the garden of a deserted, bombed-out house, which becomes their own 'secret garden'. No mention of an Elspeth character. They start on the difficult search to find another house to rent and Elizabeth the youngest , who is visited by a make-believe horse when she is alone, insists that they follow the instructions given to her by the horse. These lead eventually to an old deserted house in a walled garden.

This was once the home of the squire, but it holds so many sad memories for him that he will not live in it himself or let it to anyone else. The children find an ally in the squire's sister and they are allowed to restore the garden to its former beauty. In time they get their wish and the house is theirs.

Perhaps, it is Elizabeth and her German Garden , the first book by Marie Annette Beauchamp --known all her life as "Elizabeth" , originally published in It starts like a diary. It is freely downloadable. Hi - don't know how much this will help or how old the question is! The book sounds like Ginnie and the Mystery Doll. There is a secondary character named Elspeth, whom Ginnie befriends while staying at her crabby elderly auntie's house. Together Ginnie and Elspeth try to discover the whereabouts of a lost doll mentioned in an old diary.

Hi there - I made a mistake earlier! I had the general plot right, but the wrong book. It's even still in print. Here's a short summary: Eight-year-old Sally faces an entire summer trapped in a creepy old house with no one for company but her spooky Aunt Sarah and a black cat named Shadow. But soon Sally uncovers a mystery about a beautiful old doll in a portrait -- and a little girl who looks just like Sally herself!

In search of clues, Sally is drawn toward the attic and the old mirror that sits there. And when she looks into it, something magical happens It was kind of a scary mystery about a girl who went to visit her Aunt or her Grandma, and while she was there she found a doll in the attic in a trunk. The doll had special powers. I don't recall the doll being evil or anything.

Can you help me locate this story? A common theme Behind the Attic Wall by Sylvia Cassedy? Checked Solved Mysteries for details. More likely the former. I've checked several of the options, Hitty and Behind the Attic wall , but neither were the one I was thinking of. Additionally it came to me that either the girls name or the dolls name may have been Elizabeth. I also checked the solved stories for that name - but couldn't find it there either. Thank you so much for the assistance in trying to find this book. Could this be Magic Elizabeth by Norma Kassirer? So many hidden dolls Arthur, A Candle in her Room , Very scary.

The doll's name is Dido, and it tries to control the girl who finds it. Janet Lunn, Twin Spell , This one has twins, a hidden doll, a missing doll, and an angry ghost. Jacqueline Jackson, Missing Melinda , More twins, another missing doll, found in an attic, but not scary. More of a treasure hunt mystery.

Jane had a missing doll book as well. The others mentioned might be it as well Norma Kassirer, Magic Elizabeth. Magic Elizabeth, that's it! I've found a copy and the front cover is exactly the same as I remember now. Thank you so much!! I'm buying the copy for my 11 year old niece so she can enjoy it to. Thanks again! The child is frightened at first thinking the aunt who has a black cat, is a witch. Also remember a player-type of piano. The child while playing on an old sled in the carriage house is somehow transported back to the Victorian Era. I believe it was the sled that was magical but it could have been an old diary perhaps??

Thanks so much!! Norma Kassirer , Magic Elizabeth , I'm pretty sure this is the book you are thinking about. Sally has to go stay with her aunt who lives in old Victorian house. She finds a diary of a little girl who use to live in the house and lost her favorite doll. Sally has dreams that correspond to events in the diary. One includes a sleigh ride. Norma Kassirer , Magic Elizabeth. See solved stumpers! One of my favorites! I recognized the storyline right away. Sally must stay with her Great Aunt Sarah while her parents and usual caregiver are away.

Your details aren't bang-on but they're close enough that this must be the book--sorry it is so hard to find, I'd like a copy myself! Sal goes to stay with her Aunt Sarah and finds out about a doll, Elizabeth, that had been lost in the house years before. She keeps having dreams about going back in time, and eventually she and the aunt's cat find the doll. The "player piano" is a melodeon in the parlor.

Norma Kassirer , Magic Elizabeth, Sounds like this could be the book because Sally, whose parents are out of town, goes to stay with her Great-aunt Sarah at her large and scary-looking old house which is surrounded by apartment buildings. Sally discovers that when she looks into a wall mirror, she sees another girl from the early s, also named Sally, who lived in the house then. She also discovers her diary in the attic. Thanks, I found the book I was looking for via the Book Sleuth forum. The seller confirmed with pictures.

Bsure this isn't The Sign of the Beaver? B boy in wilderness: I don't think this is it, but in The Magic Forest , by Stewart White first published s, reprinted many times young Jimmy sleepwalks from a stalled train into the forest, wearing only pajamas and slippers. He is found at the river's edge by canoing Indians who give him native clothes to wear because his are wet through from the snow. A book that sounds exactly like this came up on the Abebooks booksearch board. Thanks -- not sure it's the same one, but it sounds like it could be! I've sent for a copy and will let you know if it's the same story.

Yes, that was the book. Thanks so much. This was a book about a young girl and a friend. They were near the ocean or a lake. There were drawings of the rocks, which were very pretty when wet. Maybe one of the friends was moving away? Baker Bond, Gladys, The magic friend-maker. Illustrated by Stina Nagel It was published in large format by Whitman in approx This is definitely the book! He goes off to study the violin in Italy and when he returns he finds the girl in the garden. That's it!! Now, the big question is does Harriet have it?

I would prefer to buy it here!! Their mother sends them from the house on the moving day complaining that she is allergic to dust and they find this shed in their new back yard with a stove in it. I believe it is missing a dial, and a strange man comes and brings them a dial with a setting on it that says something like 'magic' on it.

They cook recipes which become magical when they use this setting. The only magic I remember is that one or all of the children become invisible. I can't remember what the conclusion is except that I think the man comes back and takes away the dial. Please help me find this!!

Jay Williams, The Magic Grandfather , , copyright. Sam is the boy, it's his grandfather that gets stuck in Beta, and the girl is Sam's cousin, Sarah, who finds out at the end that she got Grandpa back through the portal because she's a witch. The boy must develop his concentration skills, and practices by imagining a brick wall, one brick at a time.

The Magic Grandfather was actually by Jay Williams , but I haven't read it so I can't tell you whether this is the right book. This is definitely the book you're looking for! Eleven year old Sam Limner accidentally discovers that his seemingly unemployed, unambitious grandfather is actually a powerful enchanter. His grandfather decides to cast a spell over Sam to make him forget what he has learned, but agrees to let Sam witness one spectacular feat of magic first.

Sam has already seen his grandfather perform some small acts of magic, like mending a broken window, pulling a child's chipped tooth, and repairing a car that won't start. When Grandfather decides to summon a creature from another world, he allows Sam to hold a necessary piece of equipment. Sam drops the equipment during the spell, and Grandfather is sucked into the other world, where he becomes trapped. Sam, with the help of his cousin Sarah, decides to rescue his grandfather. Sam studies his grandfather's magic books and discovers that he has a talent for sorcery that has been obscured because an addiction to television has ruined his powers of imagination and concentration.

He strengthens his imagination by reading a passage from The Wind in the Willows and imagining Badger' kitchen. He has trouble picturing the kitchen's brick floor, and concentrates so that he can imagine it in detail, brick by brick. After many mishaps, Sam rescues his grandfather, who acknowledges his talent and promises to help him develop it.

If the author's name sounds familiar, it's because he is also a co-author of the Danny Dunn science fiction seriesand he plugs the first book in The Magic Grandfather! The Magic Grinder, Part of the Disney's Wonderful World of Reading series. Thank you so much for this site! I sent you this stumper and that's absolutely the book I was looking for.

If you can, please post my thanks to the person who solved it. I've been looking for that piece of my childhood for years and I'm delighted to finally have the name! Mysterious and Company by Sid Fleischman , only in that book the children were his own, so there would be nothing about picking up or leaving them. Mysterious and Company -- I checked it out. The details I listed are all very accurate -- I remember the plot clearly, but unfortunately I just blanked on the title.

I hope someone is able to figure this one out, as I would love to get my hands on a copy of this great book!! Thanks for all your help. Good news! I went back to my "childhood" library this weekend and they still have the book - it's called The Magic Hat of Mortimer Wintergreen. Now I just need to locate a copy of it that I can keep I tried bribing the librarian but to no avail! This is really a long shot, but could this be Magic in the Alley by Mary Calhoun? The main character is a girl, with a friend who's a boy, and she reanimates a stuffed crow with magic, which can then talk. At the end of the book she must decide whether to use her last magic to turn the crow into a real non-magic crow, who will lose the ability to talk.

As I said, really a longshot. I looked this up and found only one expensive ex-library copy, but here's the info: Calhoun, Mary: Magic in the Alley. New York: Atheneum, Oh My! It could be-- as I said all I remember are very vague things. I just remember being really affected by the choice that had to be made I will now go out looking for this book. Was Mary Calhoun the author of the Katie John books??

P is, I think, another Ruth Chew book. Plot summary: "Jenny and her friend Mike discover a magic tree and an old man who feeds the birds in the park. They discover that the tree moves around and that they can go underground and become birds with the help of the magic beech tree. The setting is in winter. Thanks for any help! The book I am looking for was probably a scholastic book from the 70's. I think it was about a girl who moves to the city into an apartment and befriends a boy. Together they discover a tree in the park that is sometimes there and sometimes not when it is not there, a man who feeds the animals and keeps them safe in the pockets of his coat is there - he of course turns into the tree.

They learn how to turn into birds or squirrels - I can't remember which and then back into humans by eating nuts I think from that tree. Any help remembering the title and author is much appreciated! Ruth Chew, Magic in the Park. I posted this question last week but think I soon found the answer on your website. I am pretty sure the book is Magic in the Park by Ruth Chew. Magic in the Park by Ruth Chew? What's amazing about her is how she makes writing books for that age level look so easy.

She's written about two dozen fantasy books and one non-fantasy book. See Solved Mysteries for her name. A Boy and Girl meet an old man who feeds the birds in winter, who turns green in the spring, then disappears, but a big tree appears. Kids fall into the tree and turn into birds -- maybe crows. Adventurous tales. Ruth Chew, Magic in the Park , , approximate. Definitely this one! She visits Prospect Park and meets an old man who feeds the birds, a raven named Napoleon, and a boy named Michael Stewart.

Jen and Michael explore a magic island in the lake that turns into an underground tunnel, and a magic tree that temporarily turns them into pigeons. In the spring, Jen gets a bike for her birthday, but a mean boy named Steve tries to steal it. Mike helps her get it back, but almost gets stuck as a pigeon! Sounds like Magic in the Park. I am sure that the book you are looking for is Magic in the Park by Ruth Chew. I am the original requester. I recognized it immediately.

I also recognized the plot of the story from some of your stumper solver comments. I am so happy. It's really been bugging me trying to find this book. I really want my children to read it, cuz I loved it so much. I see they reprinted it in the 80's, so it must have been pretty popular. Mady Lee Chastain, Magic Island, Every detail matches. It's an interesting cultural artifact, and a book that couldn't be written today. My copy is a withdrawn library copy with the usual defects, but no story pages missing.

I've been looking for this book too. For some reason, I think it's by the author of the Best Friends , books, Mary Bard , if that's any help. I found it! It was Dodie putting on her cloak. It includes you, too.

Angel Thorne, a sickly ten year old, is sent to stay with her grandfather's boyhood friend. He decides to send her to Barbados to recuperate, along with his granddaughter Lissa, and her two friends, Emmy and Dodie. This is the third book Madye Lee Chastain wrote about these girls.

I don't think Dodie ever got her own book! It was about three children- all girls, I think- who were taken on a trip to a tropical island. I think two of them belonged to the same family. The third was named Dodie, and she thought she wasn't invited. She cried, "I hope you all have a very nice time," and then some adult in the romm said, "Why, Dodie! Dodie, DEAR! Of course you are invited too.

Madye Lee Chastain , Magic Island. This is the same book as T, which has been solved. I too thought it was a Little Golden Book. There was another series of books in the 's that was similar to Little Golden Books called Jolly Books. I too had a 20 year search for this book after giving our copy to a doctors office when I was a child. My first bit of luck was finding the cover in an antique shop near home , the shop owner thought it was cute and that someone might want to frame it.

It was a bargain at 5 cents. It gave us a starting point. I called my sister in VA for the storyline since after locating it from a book dealer, I gave it to her for Christmas in In this place the toadstools seem to grow or are they getting smaller? Tommy tells him the only magic words he knows are "by hickory and by dickory" which happen to be some of "the magic words of the elves" and Gruffy takes them off to the Queen Fairy to decide what should be done with them.

They go to the biggest tree in the forest and a door opens for them to enter. Once inside they meet the queen and it is decided that the children will have to stay till after the Queen's party. The children get to see the fairy party dresses and Tommy gets to sail in an Oak leaf boat. Whoever was asking about this book had a pretty good recollection to remember the boat part. For me it was the fairy party, the toadstools and the Big rock with the keyhole. The other had a child, boy I think, finding a mysterious key which opens a door in an old stone wall - I think a horse and a crow or raven also appear in there somewhere.

Anybody out there ever read anything that sounds like these beginnings? I can't remember anything more than that, and would like to know how the stories finished! Regarding the second part of this request: There are two main boy characters in this story, and a girl- she finds a key to a locked garden, and helps her cousin to discover the real world, after being bed-ridden all his life. They make friends with Dickon- a boy from the moors or dales, who has a pony and a crow or some other bird.

I think I missed the second part of this one previously. Also check out The Magic Key on the Solved Mysteries page, that's one that eluded me for a long time since it sounded much like The Secret Garden , but clearly wasn't. This was an illustrated story of a brother and sister who found a gold key in the woods. It opened a tiny door at the base of a large tree, and that led them into fairyland.

My memory tells me the illustrations of fairies were wonderful. It's on Solved Mysteries. Workman Publishing, Used copy, VG but lacking locket. New copy. Maybe this one - "The author here writes, as he did in a number of books, of isolated children with extraordinary mental powers. Just imagine what happens when one of them finds out he can really take them there. Oh yeah, this is it - the first chapter is called The Dandelions. Alexander Key, The Magic Meadow.

They can't move their bodies much but they play the "traveling game" every night and imagine themselves away from Ward Nine. One night Brick is able to go to their magic meadow and no one believes him when he returns until Nurse Jackson sees a dandelion under his neck. He is able to transport all of the others to the meadow in the nick of time since their hospital has been condemned and the kids are going to be split up. Very memorable story. Thank you, thank you. Too bad The Magic Meadow is out of print and hard to find. However, I did find a website to re-read the book online.

What a gem. Once there they notice that they develope psychic powers and I think their handicap challenges resolve The stronger maybe older children help the other ones to "come over". There are a few back and forth visits until finally they decide to stay. The natives of this new place sing to bring up the sun and everyone communicates telepathically.

Key, Alexander, The Magic Meadow. Several severely handicapped children in an institution manage to escape by using the power of their minds. They travel to another place earth in the future - the one with the most ability has to make several trips back and forth to bring them all there and he almost doesn't make it.

Morning on the farm - bantam cochin roosters crowing

Their nurse caregiver comes with them and they all start on a wonderful new life. The people already there do sing to the sun and are welcoming and kind. My sister just lent me this book and the details match the poster's memories. There is more information on the solved mystery pages. Alexander Key, The Magic Meadow , This is definitely the book. See the Solved Mysteries M page for more information. A magician gives Millicent a doll instead of a rabbit, and she and her father try to find the magician again.

Viking Press, written and illustrated by Turkle. Outwitted by a magician who gives her a doll instead of a promised white rabbit, Millicent and her father travel to Paris and London in pursuit of the trickster. Was looking at it just before the answer to the "Pot called Peep" stumper was posted. Looking in the store just now, I couldn't find it, meaning it was probably sold, although things around there do have a funny way of disappearing and reappearing. Anyhow, it was called something like The Imp in the Pot and was about an imp that took the form of one of those large black three-legged cooking pots.

It was one of those small cheap hardcover easy readers which appeared in profusion in the '60s. The pot kept jumping around and the imp popping up shouting, "Hucka pucka! Junior Bookshelf review again: Patricia Coombs " The Magic Pot " published by World's Work, , 32 pages "The demon who turns into a black iron pot with a 'Hucka-pucka' and robs the rich to feed the appreciative poor, hucka-puckaing off with the rich man in a fine mystery ending Thank you so much for finding these, your site is priceless!!

Maurice Dolbier, The Magic Shop , This was also anthologized in "Best in Children's Books," Vol. Arnold Lobel Parents' Magazine Press,'65? I have often wondered the same myself. Grandfather Owl wears spectacles and answers questions and solves arguments for all the other animals in the woods. Little Toot aspires to be as knowledgable and attributes this knowledge to Grandfather's Spectacles. One day he gets to try them, but alas, they tell him nothing.

Grandfather Owl explains "Spectacles are for seeing and not for knowing. Knowing comes with growing and growing. Moore, Lilian. Illustrated by Arnold Lobel. Parents' Magazine Press, Cover slightly soiled and binding worn, otherwise G. There was a boy in his bed, who either couldn't sleep and was told a story about this night train, or dreamed of this train speeding through the countryside at night.

Most of the illustrations were dark and pen-and-ink-like, and I specifically remember a page where the train was out of control and the boy or conductor or both were pulling back hard on the throttle to stop it. I believe the cover was dark, like night. It was a relatively thin hardback. I would love to find this book for my sister, who is now a reading teacher. We read it in the mid- to lates, but I think it was used even then. Just a suggestion. David M. McPhail, The Train , Could this be it?

Ages Lilian Moore, The Magic Spectacles , I was the original requester and I found it! Published by Parents' Magazine Press When I read the description I immediately thought of this book, and went looking for descriptions on the web to confirm. Couldn't find any, but I'll make the suggestion anyway. Farmer Penelope, The magic stone , Farmer, Penelope, The Magic Stone. Yes, this is definitely it.

The only good clue I can give you is that the one of the children's cats was named Ozymandias. You can visit her online at www. Leif Anderson is a dancer, writer, artist, mother and grandmother, and the founder, performer and teacher of the dance technique and philosophy called Airth. She lives in Ocean Springs, Ms. She continues to make art and to dance, and has recently collaborated with Summer Baldwin, performing at the first Dance Festival to take place at the Mary C. Kathi Appelt is the New York Times best-selling author of more than fifty books for children and young adults.

Appelt was presented with the A. Angel Thieves, her newest book, is her first young adult novel. For more information, check her website: www. She assumed the position of U. After a productive stint as editor, Armand devoted herself to a full-time career in freelance photography. In addition, they have been featured both in national and international publications. Alexia Arthurs was born and raised in Jamaica and moved with her family to Brooklyn when she was twelve. Jabari Asim is the author of five books for adults and nine books for children.

He is an associate professor at Emerson College, where he directs the graduate program in creative writing. Her most recent novel is All Grown Up. She divides her time between Brooklyn and New Orleans. Born Aug. Navy during the Vietnam War and worked five years as a railroad yard clerk and brakeman before beginning a long-time position as curator at Rowan Oak, the home of William Faulkner in Oxford, where he also taught literature at the University of Mississippi.

He began writing in the s, publishing historical fiction and nonfiction in such publications as Southern Living and Civil War Times Illustrated and co-editing a short-lived publication, Lagniappe The novel was nominated for several awards, earning the Harold D. In The Judas Field , a veteran of the Battle of Franklin returns to the battlefield years later to recover the body of one of the fallen soldiers, and in the process remembers that fateful day.

It was published in May Bales has also written articles and essays on the Chicago Cubs, and is currently working on a documentary history of this baseball team during the nineteenth century when the players were known as the Chicago White Stockings. Radley Balko writes and reports on criminal justice, the drug war and civil liberties for The Washington Post blog The Watch. He was previously a senior writer and investigative reporter at the Huffington Post, and a reporter and senior editor for Reason magazine. His work has been cited by the U.

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Supreme Court, the Mississippi Supreme Court and two federal appeals courts. He was named the L. Press Club Journalist of the Year in He, his wife, and their two dogs live in Nashville, Tennessee. Kelle Barfield is owner of Lorelei Books in Vicksburg, Mississippi, an independent bookstore devoted to keeping the love of literacy and learning alive. A retired employee of Entergy Corporation, Barfield has practiced nuclear power communications for more than 30 years and continues to serve as a communications advisor and trainer to the International Atomic Energy Agency in Vienna.

Barfield received a master of science degree in communications management from Syracuse University in New York. He lives in Natchez with his wife, landscape artist Sharon Richardson. His publications include co-authorship of the book Mississippi: State of Blues with Ken Murphy and a blues curriculum for elementary students for the Mississippi Arts Commission. She was the Communications Director for the National Committee on Household Employment, which helped gained federal minimum wage coverage for household workers.

As a Visiting Research Professor at the University of Pittsburgh, she developed and taught a course on Effective Advocacy and co-taught a constitutional law course with her husband, Professor Derrick Bell. She lives in New York City. Benjamin lives in Chicago, where she is at work on her next historical novel. Chanelle Benz has published short stories in Guernica , Granta. Henry Prize. She currently lives in Memphis, where she teaches at Rhodes College. The Gone Dead is her debut novel. Elise Blackwell is the author of five novels, most recently The Lower Quarter.

Her short prose has appeared in the Atlantic , Witness , Brick , and other publications. Originally from southern Louisiana, she now lives in South Carolina. Blount began her career at MDAH in in the public information section. Blount earned her B. She lives in Jackson with her husband and their two children. Widely celebrated for its annual Southern Music issue, the OA has won four National Magazine Awards in its year history, including the award in General Excellence. Eliza currently serves on the Board of Directors of the C. Eliza was born and raised in Little Rock and received a B.

She started at the Oxford American as an editorial intern and has also served as associate editor, managing editor, and interim editor of the magazine. I grew up on Riverdale Farms, eight hundred and fifty three prime acres in northern Grenada County, Mississippi. Although farming is in my DNA, I majored in instrumental music at Delta State University, and throughout my life have been involved with composing or performing music in one way or another. After college I briefly served as a clerk for the Mississippi Legislature.

Back in Mississippi, I took a job with the National Association of Home Builders and taught construction skills to disadvantaged youths, a position I held for thirteen years. Late in my teaching career I shifted focus to my original college degree and taught instrumental music to students in Amite and Scott counties, Mississippi. The highlight of this tenure was accepting an invitation for my band students to march in the Rex Parade in New Orleans. Today I build custom furniture and write narrative nonfiction. I am married with two adult children. He reported at the Philadelphia Inquirer for twenty years and now writes for the Atlantic , Vanity Fair , and other magazines.

He is also the writer in residence at the University of Delaware. William Boyle is from Brooklyn, New York. Gravesend will be reissued, also by Pegasus Crime, in September He lives in Oxford, Mississippi. He lives in Alabama. A veteran educator and advocate for using audiobooks as tool for literacy, Dr. Carolyn J. Brown is a writer, editor, and independent scholar. For two decades he has taught and directed the creative writing program at Sweet Briar College, in Virginia, where he serves as the Julia Jackson Nichols Professor of English.

He and his wife, the novelist Carrie Brown, have three children. Taylor Brown grew up on the Georgia coast. His short story collection In the Season of Blood and Gold was a finalist in the short story category of the International Book Awards. He was a road builder and gentleman farmer. After a sixteen-year walkabout with his family in the Sangre de Christo Mountains of Southern Colorado and the Emerald Coast of the Florida Panhandle, Hank returned home to his beloved Delta where he lives on his farm.

Sex and the City , published in , was the basis for the HBO hit series and two subsequent blockbuster movies. He is also the author of six short-story collections and a book on the creative process, From Where You Dream. He teaches creative writing at Florida State University. Jimmy Cajoleas was born in Jackson, Mississippi. He spent years traveling the country playing music before earning his MFA from the University of Mississippi.

He lives in New York. Charles W. Calhoun is a historian who specializes in the political history of the United States from to He holds a B. He is the author of six books and the editor of five others. His latest book is The Presidency of Ulysses S. Grant University Press of Kansas, He has held several research grants, including a Fellowship from the National Endowment for the Humanities. He lives with his wife in Washington, D. New York: Hill and Wang, Lawrence: University Press of Kansas, American Presidents series edited by Arthur Schlesinger.

Lexington: University Press of Kentucky, Second edition, revised and enlarged. Lanham, Md. Indianapolis: Indiana Historical Bureau, Editor with others. James T. Campbell is the Edgar E. This debut novel received a rare starred review by Publishers Weekly and was selected as one of five finalists for the University of Mississippi Common Reading Experience Since its release in September , it has been named a Best Read by LifeWay, was shortlisted for several awards, and won the Carol Award for Historical Fiction. To say he was tough and determined is a resounding understatement.

His high-school record of places him in an elite group of most successful Mississippi coaches. Jack currently resides in New Albany, MS with his wife Jean and enjoys fishing, woodworking and hearing from old friends and players. The manuscript, which chronicles the life of Mississippi football coach Jim Carmody, was finished three days before Borne passed away. Carmody was the head coach at the University of Southern Mississippi from to Carmody also scheduled a game against Jackson State University that broke a long-standing race barrier.

In Professor Carrington co-directed the documentary film Mississippi Innocence , which was featured selection of the American Constitution Society and screened at law schools around the country. Professor Carrington writes frequently about criminal justice issues, including wrongful convictions and legal ethics.

Currently she teaches Administrative Law, Race and American Law, and a writing seminar she recently designed about American segregation, education and opportunity. She writes about civil rights and race relations in America. Her book, The Failures of Integration PublicAffairs, explored the persistence and consequences of race and class segregation. She is frequently asked to speak to academic and policy audiences as well as at book events for people who engage with her as an author.

She has delivered keynote or endowed lectures at twenty universities. Professor Cashin was law clerk to U.

http://vipauto93.ru/profiles/programma/costo-tasto-accensione-iphone-7-plus-s.php Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit. Cashin was born and raised in Huntsville, Alabama, where her parents were civil rights activists. She lives in Washington with her husband and twin boys. Casey Cep is a writer from the Eastern Shore of Maryland. After graduating from Harvard with a degree in English, she earned an M.

Phil in theology at Oxford as a Rhodes Scholar. This is her first book. She lives with her husband in Coral Gables, Florida, and they spend part of each year in India and France. Haunting Paris is her first novel. Her novel is forthcoming from Grove Atlantic. She is the recipient of an O. Tom Clavin was a reporter for 15 years for The New York Times served as editor of weekly newspapers before turning to writing full-time.

Wild Bill was published by St. He lives in Sag Harbor, NY. She is currently working on a book project entitled Horace Kephart: Writings. She served as president of the Eudora Welty Society from He photographs around the country and beyond for shelter, magazines, and coffee table books. The bulk of his commercial work involves architecture, interiors, gardens, and food. Maude Schuyler Clay was born in Greenwood, Mississippi. Her book, Mississippi History, with a foreword by Richard Ford, was published in by Steidl, who will also publish a new Landscapes book in A collaboration with poet Ann Fisher-Wirth called Mississippi came out in There will be a major retrospective of her work at the Mississippi Museum of Art in She continues to live and work in the Delta.

You can also find her online at www. She served as university attorney for the University of Mississippi from to She served as the school board attorney for the Oxford, Mississippi School District from to She has taught courses in higher education law, school law, legal research and writing; business law and employment law. She is a frequent presenter at national conferences on subjects involving higher education and school law. He began his bookselling career at BookPeople Bookstore, where he managed the floor for a number of years.

He runs a public discussion of literature called The Voyage Out Book Group, which has been meeting the last Sunday of each month at BookPeople for the past eight years. He lives in Austin with his wife and two boys. Ginger Williams Cook is a full time artist, published illustrator, and workshop coordinator located in the Historic Fondren District of Jackson, Mississippi. The book showcases her ability to evoke a sense of place in a beloved Jackson landmark through fluid line and color.

The artwork produced in her studio ranges from quirky pet portraits and custom illustration for ad agencies. Ginger also dedicates energy to coordinating mindfulness based creativity workshops and studio art enrichment courses. Lisa M. Corrigan Ph. She researches and teaches in the areas of social movement studies, the Black Power and civil rights movements, prison studies, feminist studies, the Cuban Revolution, and the history of the Cold War.

She is also a contributor to the Indivisible Guide and regularly leads political trainings and workshops in Arkansas and around the country. She also co-hosts a podcast with Laura Weiderhaft called Lean Back: Critical Feminist Conversations, which was named the top podcast in Arkansas and one of the top thirty-five podcasts in the country by Paste magazine. It can be found on iTunes, Google Play, and your preferred podcast platform. Karen L.

He lives in Decatur, Georgia. David is the author of The Mississippi Book of Quotations. He has produced three documentary films and is currently working on a fourth film. David serves as Clerk of Court for the U. District Court in the Northern District of Mississippi. He is a former United States Marshal who spent over 12 years with the U. Justice Department before joining the Court. In that role he helped secure passage of pioneering legislation that brought a statewide system of kindergartens, reading aides, compulsory school attendance, and other badly needed reforms to Mississippi.

He recently completed a documentary on a major conservationist who is doing pioneering restoration work along the Mississippi River. Mississippi Public Broadcasting plans to broadcast that film later this year. David and his wife, Claire, have twins affectionately known as the doublets. They live on a farm near Oxford with five large, ferociously lovable dogs. John is the founder of Move On Up Mississippi a non-profit foundation focusing on celebrating individuals that are doing significant work to help address the issue of childhood obesity.

In addition to being an author, Margery has worked at the executive level for a number of publishers. Margery enjoys visiting schools, where she shares her books with her favorite people children! She and her husband, the parents of two grown children, live in Lawrenceville, NJ. Gene Dattel is a cultural and economic historian who lectures widely.

He was born and raised in the Mississippi Delta. He then embarked on a twenty-year career in finance as managing director of Salomon Brothers and Morgan Stanley. He lived overseas for fifteen years — London, Hong Kong, and Tokyo — during his financial career. He then turned his attention homeward to America. His Cotton and Race in the Making of America described the fateful intersection of the power of cotton to the African American experience. Dattel has served as an advisor to the Pentagon, major financial institutions, and cultural institutions from the New York Historical Society to the Mississippi Civil Rights Museum.

Davis first gained a sense of place that is important to his writing while living in Mississippi in the early s. His next book is a natural and cultural history of the bald eagle. A native of Mobile, Miriam C. Davis graduated from Emory University with a degree in history. A Fulbright Fellow, she studied at both the University of St. After teaching for sixteen years at Delta State University, she left as Professor of History in She is now a freelance writer and ghostwriter.

I Wish You All the Best is their debut novel. You can find them online at masondeaverwrites. His research has resulted in the modern classifications and criteria of fungal sinusitis and sarcoid sinusitis, unique contributions on insect allergy and biology fire ants and bed bugs , the immunology of HIV, and the experiences of black physicians in the American South. He was elected to the American Clinical and Climatological Association in He developed and hosts a statewide, live, call-in medical program on Mississippi Public Broadcasting radio and serves as a producer of a series of health documentary programs for MPB television.

He is actively engaged in a variety of activities to improve health literacy, health disparities and racial reconciliation. James L. Dickerson is the great grandson of Steve Turner, one of the framers of the Mississippi Constitution of In the mids, he published a Memphis-based music magazine, Nine-O-One, the first magazine published in the South to ever obtain newsstand distribution in all 50 states, ultimately to become the third largest circulation music magazine in the U.

During that time, he also was executive producer of Pulsebeat—The Voice of the Heartland, a music syndication with about radio stations. In the photo, Dickerson is playing a vintage s-era series Silvertone guitar of the type Delta bluesmen ordered from Sears Roebuck. Mary Lindsay Dickinson is widow of Jim Dickinson. He has published widely on southern literature, contemporary poetry, and music. Jamie Dickson has taught English and creative writing for 18 years, and currently chairs the English department at Germantown High in Madison County.

Michael Dobbs was born and educated in Britain, but is now a U. He was a long-time reporter for The Washington Post, covering the collapse of communism as a foreign correspondent. He has taught at leading American universities, including Princeton, the University of Michigan, and Georgetown. His previous books include the bestselling One Minute to Midnight on the Cuban missile crisis, which was part of an acclaimed Cold War trilogy. He lives outside Washington, D. Maritime History. He lives in Hillsborough, North Carolina.

William Dunlap is a painter and writer who occasionally comments in print and on public television about Art, its causes, effects, and consequences. Currently, Mr. Dunlap is a working, exhibiting artist afoot in the land and is, to date, getting away with it. Bill readily admits to being the third best artist in his family and at present he is working on his second volume of short stories, Lying and Making a Living: Fiction with Footnotes. Eagles is William F. John T. Edge has served as director since the founding of the Southern Foodways Alliance, an institute of the Center for the Study of Southern Culture at the University of Mississippi.

Winner of the M. Now in paperback, Nashville selected the book as a citywide read for Edge has long shaped the conversation about food not only in this region but across the country through his pulpit as director of the Southern Foodways Alliance. The Potlikker Papers is his defining contribution to that conversation. Edge holds an M. Glory Edim is the founder of Well-Read Black Girl, a Brooklyn-based book club and online community that celebrates the uniqueness of Black literature and sisterhood. She has worked as a creative strategist for over ten years at startups and cultural institutions, including Kickstarter, The Webby Awards and the New York Foundation for the Arts.

With Mae Miller Claxton, she co-edited and contributed to a collection of thirty-one essays entitled Teaching the Works of Eudora Welty: Twenty-first Century Approaches , published in Raised in Alabama, she lives with her husband in New York City. The book contains the mug shots of all Riders arrested in Jackson, Miss. The portraits have been exhibited at the Ft. After the first edition of Breach was published in , Etheridge helped create the Mississippi Freedom 50th Foundation, which organized a weeklong series of events to mark the 50th anniversary of the Rides.

More than 90 Riders attended with their families, in addition to several hundred high school and college students from around the country. He later worked online, creating and running websites for Microsoft, the New York Times, and others. A native of Mississippi, he lives in New York City. Among his awards, he is a three-time winner of the J. He is a former organic farmer and has served on numerous agricultural and environmental boards and nonprofits for many years. Alvin S. He served in two presidential administrations, as an adviser to the U. Departments of State and Defense, and on the majority staff of the U.

House of Representatives. He holds a Ph. He lives in Washington, DC. Fennelly and Franklin live in Oxford with their three children. William R. Ferris, a widely recognized leader in Southern studies, African American music and folklore, is the Joel R. He is also adjunct professor in the curriculum on folklore. The former chairman of the National Endowment for the Humanities , Ferris has conducted thousands of interviews with musicians ranging from the famous B.

King to the unrecognized Parchman Penitentiary inmates working in the fields. He has written or edited 10 books and created 15 documentary films. He also has published his own poetry and short stories. A native of Vicksburg, Miss. A graduate of Davidson College, he received a Ph. Handy Blues Award. He is a Fellow of the American Folklore Society. Wailes Award, given to a Mississippian who has achieved national recognition in the field of history by the Mississippi Historical Society. His students have explored Native American songs, Appalachian folk ballads and Afro-American hymns, spirituals and work chants, and considered a range of forms including blues, country music, gospel, jazz, rock, and rap.

Robert W. Markowitz Award for Emerging Writers. Fieseler graduated co-valedictorian from the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism and is a recipient of the Pulitzer Traveling Fellowship. A proud gay American, he married his longtime partner at Walden Pond and currently resides in New Orleans. She teaches at the University of Mississippi, where she also directs the Environmental Studies program—and she teaches yoga in Oxford, Mississippi. She lives in a suburb of Chicago. John M. HIs stories have twice been selected for inclusion in the annual Best American Mystery Stories anthology, and his seventh book, The Barrens , is scheduled for release in late Martha makes her home in the Mississippi Delta with her husband and son.

Gilbert Ford grew up in a family of professional photographers in Jackson, Mississippi, and moved to New York to attend Pratt Institute. After graduating, he worked as a designer and illustrator for a giftware company, creating puzzles, games, stickers, stationery, and activity books for children, before setting out on his own in He currently lives and works in Brooklyn, NY where he has illustrated many popular middle grade books and several picture books.

His picture book he wrote and illustrated called How the Cookie Crumbled will be published by Atheneum in Fall, Michael Ford is a documentary photographer and filmmaker. He is also the proprietor of Yellow Cat Productions, an award-winning media production company based in Washington, D. His other works include bestselling novel Canada and the short story collections Rock Springs and A Multitude of Sins , which contain many widely anthologized stories and most recently his only work of non-fiction, Between Them: Remembering My Parents.

He lives in Boothbay, Maine, with his wife Kristina Ford. Heather Fox is an illustrator of stories for children. Her art is filled with quirk and dashes of whimsy that is created in both doodle and digital forms. She lives in Lancaster, Pennsylvania. He lives in Oxford and teaches at Ole Miss. D Candidate in U. Contemporary History at the University of Mississippi.

Frascogna and his two sons have co-authored several books and film documentaries about high school and junior college football in Mississippi. Finance Before the New Deal. Banking on Freedom tells the story of the St. Luke Bank: the first and only bank organized and run by African American women, women who transformed the teller cage and boardroom into sites of activism and resistance. Banking on Freedom reveals how African American women shaped—and were shaped by—U.

An award-winning author, her research and writings focus on race, gender, and capitalism. She is currently at work on a book-length project looking at modern slavery, gangsters, and bootlegging in the s Mid-South. Follow her on Twitter at EbonRebel. Jimmie is a legal and political writer as well as columnist for The Clarion-Ledger. He has more than 30 years of experience as a journalist covering the people, places and things that make Mississippi special.

Jimmie also served as a researcher and consultant for the former live television show CourtTV. Tim Gautreaux is the author of three novels and two earlier short story collections. After teaching for thirty years at Southeastern Louisiana University, he now lives, with his wife, in Chattanooga, Tennessee. Peter Geye was born and raised in Minneapolis, where he continues to live. Wintering also recently won the Minnesota Book Award. Craig W. Gill is the Director of the University Press of Mississippi. He has worked at the press for over twenty years rising from Senior Editor to Editor-in-Chief to Director.

Over the course of his career he has acquired and published almost seven hundred books. Melody Golding is an author, photographer and artist living in Vicksburg, Mississippi. Her work is in private and public collections and she has written for various statewide publications. Robert Gordon is a writer and filmmaker. His Best of Enemies , about William F. Buckley and Gore Vidal, won an Emmy in and was shortlisted for an Oscar. Gordon lives in Memphis. She has been a book editor for fourteen years, the last nine of which have been at Soho. Richard Grant is an author, journalist and television host.

He grew up in London, England, and now lives in Jackson, Mississippi. He is currently writing journalism for Smithsonian magazine and working on his fifth book of non-fiction. Kristin L. Gray drinks coffee cream, no sugar and writes books funny, not sad from her home in northwest Arkansas.

She loves to read, walk her dogs, and eat cake for breakfast. Vilonia Beebe Takes Charge is her first novel. To learn more about Kristin, or to send her a cake, visit her online at KristinLGray. Gray recently completed her seventh year as an educator. Shannon Greenland grew up in Tennessee where she dreaded all things reading and writing. After that she was hooked! Chandler Griffin is Mississippi native, documentary filmmaker, educator and the Founder of Barefoot Workshops, with sixteen years of experience leading over one hundred and twenty media-based workshops across twenty-four countries.

Chandler and his wife, Alison Fast, are continuously creating Mississippi-based documentaries through their production company, Blue Magnolia Films, and constantly working to develop and pioneer new media-based programs that empower individuals and grassroots organizations to make change in their communities across the globe. Richard Gruber, Ph. He received his doctorate in art history from the University of Kansas in Lawrence and M. He has written and contributed to numerous publications, with a focus on artists of the American South.

He is associate professor of creative writing at Belhaven University. Wearing another hat, she has written four books of literary and cultural criticism and history, most recently Remembering Medgar Evers: Writing the Long Civil Rights Movement, and coedited The Literature of the American South, a Norton anthology. Minrose has taught as a professor at universities across the country, most recently the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

Like the characters in Promise, she grew up in Tupelo, Mississippi. Jo was born near Ocean Springs, Mississippi, where her favorite artist, Walter Anderson, painted a secret room. Jo later moved to a ghost town, Electric Mills, Mississippi. Today Jo lives in Greenville, South Carolina with her husband, children, and her dog Pupper, who just happens to closely resemble the character of Percy in the book.

Jo is also a lawyer with Wyche, PA. Jo also founded www. You can find Jo online at JoHackl. He was an inaugural Overby Fellow in Journalism and an adjunct professor of law at the University of Mississippi. She resides in Chapel Hill, North Carolina. Phil Hardwick loves a good mystery. Early in his career, he solved real ones as a police officer and state investigator. Dress Me!