Readers' Favorite Review

A writer never knows how individuals will react to her book. My hope is that every reader will enjoy The Legend of Sassafras House, but tastes differ. Each reviewer is entitled to his opinion, and I appreciate feedback of all kinds. Constructive criticism is, well, constructive. A stellar review is a pat on the back. A review like this one is equivalent to winning the lottery. Thank you, Readers' Favorite for your encouragement.

Author's new book receives a warm literary welcome.
Readers' Favorite announces the review of the Children - Grade 4th-6th book "The Legend of Sassafras House" by Anita Stafford, currently available at http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/1947381083.
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"Reviewed By Lisa McCombs for Readers' Favorite
Morning Glory, Texas is a far cry from the city life to which Kale Flores and his mother were accustomed. A newcomer to the community himself, Kale’s biggest excitement happened the day a klutz moved in across the street. Maybe this would be an opportunity to meet a friend, a big contrast to his awful classmate Briar Fields. When Kale discovers that the klutz next door is actually a girl, Kale’s hopes are momentarily dashed until Jasmine Palmer agrees to embark on a dangerous treasure hunt in the haunted house up the street. Legend has it that years ago Granny Sassafras rented rooms to a couple of bank robbers who supposedly left treasure on the premises with the intention of returning for their loot. The legend was the answer to all of Kale’s worries. If he could find the money, he and his mother could return to their city life and not be bothered by the likes of Briar Fields ever again.

The Legend of Sassafras House by Anita Stafford is a fun, fast-paced tale that includes both a riveting story line and a valuable lesson that money does not solve all problems. Anita Stafford’s use of accurate dialogue and vivid imagery creates a high interest story that fits nicely in the rare arena of boy fiction. As a retired public school teacher, I am familiar with the challenges of finding appropriate reading material for young boys. The Legend of Sassafras House exceeds that challenge, being a great story of mystery, suspense, and life lessons."
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Baldwin Elementary School Visit

A visit to Baldwin Elementary School is like coming home. This school is the first place I was employed as a teacher. Years have passed with changes to both myself and the school, but my love for Baldwin Elementary remains the same.

During the years of my tenure there, the school served students in grades kindergarten through fourth. The school is now a second through fourth grade school. I shared my book, The Legend of Sassafras House, with the students.

The more I visit schools, the more I miss teaching. The students were attentive and had insightful questions. Thanks to the staff and students at Baldwin Elementary School for hosting me and for the trip down memory lane.



Trumann Middle School Visit

I welcome every opportunity to talk to students about the importance of literacy. During my recent visit to Trumann Middle School I spoke to an individual literacy class, then to the entire student body. These students ranged from grade 5 through grade 8, and they were a wonderful audience. The students were attentive and respectful. They had thoughtful questions about writing and about The Legend of Sassafras House. 

Thank you, Mrs. Inman, for the invitation to meet your students. Also, thanks to the librarian, Mrs. Hamilton, for letting me know the students were lined up the next day to check out The Legend of Sassafras House.

Watch for a sequel.



A New Winner

Unfortunately, time has expired for the first winner to claim The Legend of Sassafras House reader pack. Forty-eight hours have elapsed with no response, so we'll move on and select another winner.

This time, Rafflecopter has chosen Dynal R.! Dynal, check your email and send me a mailing address within 48 hours, so that I can ship your prizes. Thank you for participating!



We Have a Winner!

Congratulations to Cassandra D.! Cassandra was selected by rafflecopter as the winner of The Legend of Sassafras House reader package. Check your email, Cassandra!

Thanks to everyone who participated.


Giveaway - The Legend of Sassafras House Reader Package

It's time for a giveaway! I'll be giving away a Legend of Sassafras House Reader Package to one lucky entrant. The package includes a signed copy of The Legend of Sassafras House, a Sassafras house survivor t-shirt, a bookmark, and a Legend of Sassafras House key chain.

Enter below, the more entries, the better your chances to win. The contest will run from November 23 - November 30. I'll announce the winner on December 1, 2018. Good luck!

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Buy a Kid a Book

When Christmas shopping for kids from 8 - 12 years, books are always a good choice. Buy The Legend of Sassafras House at Amazon or Barnes and Noble or ask for it at your favorite bookstore.

Paperback $8
Ebook $2.99

"The Legend of Sassafras House is a great read for middle school children. It is well written with likable characters and a plot that keeps the reader involved. As a teacher and a parent, I would recommend this book to my students and my kids. I look forward to more from Anita Stafford." --Amazon reviewer

"Absolutely delightful book. Great characters and a great story line! Your children should read this one." --Amazon reviewer

"Excellent read for middle schoolers, but I enjoyed it too! My 11 year old Grandson loved it and is waiting anxiously for her next book." --Amazon reviewer