By Gerald Allen Wunsch
Drawings by Irene Joslin
ISBN 1-4107-3699-7 paperback
ISBN 1-4107-3700-4 e book
1st Books Library , Bloomington,
Paperback, 110 pp,
Childrens novel, Adventure,
Very Highly Recommended
Reviewed by Liana Metal http://lianametal.tripod.com
CURIOSITY is a childrens
story set in southern Indiana. Ginger Wanamaker , a fifth grader, visits her grandparents home in southern Indiana and has a wonderful adventure. Ginger,
her best friend Irene Fong and Laird, a wire fox terrier, make an incredible discovery involving an Underground Railroad right
where Gingers grandparents home is!
The story is divided into
eight main chapters and a few shorter whispers parts, and it is linked to a lot of educational information at the back of
the book . This is an innovative element that the readers will find very useful
as they keep reading the story, as they can get promptly informed about certain places and events that are described in the
plot. The story covers a lot of interesting topics such as Slavery in America, the Underground Railroad, Wire Fox Terriers and other. It is a great story against slavery and bias.
CURIOSITY is a unique childrens
book that caters not only to fifth graders but also to older kids who love solving mysteries.
The story is well written, the style is clear and simple and the plot is engaging.
It is an interesting novel that will entertain not only the very young but the older readers, and, why not, adults. It is also suitable for those who learn English as a foreign language , so that, I
believe that Language Schools could use it at pre intermediate level upwards.
The historical reference
in this book, as well as the sites provided, make it appealing to readers who wish to learn more about history. The structure of the book is highly original and the wonderful illustrations and the photos displayed help
to enhance the storyline. Apart from an entertaining read, this book is a historical
document that kids should not miss. It is definitely worth reading by everyone.
The author of this book,
Gerald Wunsch, is a retired lawyer living in southern Indiana
with his wife Martha and their wire fox terrier. CURIOSITY is his first childrens
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For more information about
the book visit the authors website at http://www.wirehairfoxterrier.com/resources/wunsch.htm
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