Betsy Schroeder

North East Branch


Modoc : the true story of the greatest elephant that ever livedPosted May 29, 2015

Even if you're not an animal lover, this one has that gotcha factor: after all, who could resist  the pathos of Disney's Dumbo? And this is the story behind that very Disney tale, without all the candyfloss.  The story follows Modoc as a ba...

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Silver Packages: An Appalachian Christmas StoryPosted December 2, 2014

This is my new favorite Christmas story.  It's a short children's picture book packed with such a wallop you can't help but choke up at its surprise ending.

Frankie is a poor boy in the Appalachians back in the 1940's who benefits every year fr...

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Travel NarrativesPosted May 11, 2009