Wednesday, November 19, 2008

Lillian Cauldwell: Read This Great Review by Rowena Cherry

Parents and teachers will love.... The Anna Mae Mysteries by
Lillian Cauldwell.

Lillian writes with a voice that speaks to the rich imagination of a
child. A ten year old child's mind plays tricks. She fears dark
places in buildings where the grown-ups are not, because she
believes in ghosts and apparitions, and squeaking, creaking things
that could be a monster spider's joints. Yet, she yearns to find
buried treasure, or to make headlines in a good way, or to improvise
and solve a mystery. One example of masterly "childlike" problem
solving is the use of coat hangers as divining rods.... Dowsing is
such a cool thing for children! Vivid images strike a chord in my
memory, and linger in my mind of the phantom fist, the schoolyard
bully, the horror in the air ducts, the dusty, thirsty hard work
of digging in the fruit cellar... for buried gold. It's "real",
it's delightfully scary in the way of all good and gripping
page-turners, but it's not frightening. Perhaps Lillian's writing
is so believable, and so immediate because Lillian pays attention
to details - such as the ring on fourth finger of ghostly black fist.
Parents and teachers will love Lillian's writing, too, not only because
the children will be immediately engaged by the mystery, but because
of the tie-in with history, including Jefferson Davis and Georgia's
exciting past. Lillian Cauldwell is a splendid storyteller, and my
child and I are eagerly looking forward to the next gripping tale
in the series!"

Rowena Cherry: rowenacherry  .com

This sounds like a wonderful book. I love a child's imagination and I love children's books that explore it. I am putting this on my Goodreads to read list.

I want to thank you, Lillian, for the great information you provided about yourself and your book. It was a pleasure being your host for the week.
Karen

To all my readers: Please be sure to check out the Virtual Book Tours schedule that I will be posting here this weekend. It will have all the guests and hosts for our December 01, 2008 tour.

6 comments:

Shari Lyle-Soffe said...

This book sounds delightful and so does Lillian. Thanks for telling us about it.

Shari

Zebee said...

The more I read about Lilian's book the more I look forward to reading it. Thanks Karen for sharing with us this interesting book and author.

Joy aka Zebee, or is it the other way around?

Rowena Cherry said...

I believe that Lillian's book will be available very soon. I hope others will agree that it would make an excellent Christmas gift!

Best wishes,
Rowena Cherry

lilith said...

Good morning:
This is Lillian Cauldwell.

Thank you for participating in The Anna Mae Mysteries: The Golden Treasure blog tour.

Anna Mae, Raul, and Malcolm appreciate it very much. Anna Mae is now listed on Amazon.com, Borders, Barnes and Noble, and Star Publish LLC.

Book II of the series is:
The Anna Mae Mysteries: Solomon's Ark
Three 'tween sneaker-toe sleuths find Solmon's lost ark while being chased by the dethrowned Emperor of Ethiopia and his two sons.

Best,
Lillian Cauldwell

Lea Schizas - Author/Editor said...

Mysteries, young and strong characters, these are just two things that compel me to place Lillian's book in my must buy list.

Mysteries spark that necesary 'get your braincells working' energy in kids that I love to see in my own children. We are big on mysteries and from the review I just know I'll enjoy the book.

Joylene Nowell Butler said...

Lillian, your book sounds wonderful. Thank you for bringing attention to it, Karen.