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The Legend of the Jersey DevilTHE LEGEND OF THE JERSEY DEVIL
Written by Trinka Hakes Noble
Illustrated by Gerald Kelley
Sleeping Bear Press, August 2013
ISBN-13: 978-1-58536-837-2

The Pine Barrens in New Jersey has long been a place of mystery, with its dark pine groves, black swamps, and dank bogs.  Reputed to be haunted, it’s an unsettling place. But of all the mysterious happenings and sights in the Pine Barrens, none are as intriguing as the Jersey Devil!  Since its first reported sighting in 1735, local lore has it that a “devil-like” creature with the boney head of a horse, the wings of a bat, and the hooves of a goat has caused all manner of trouble. Trinka weaves a spellbinding tale of the origins of the Jersey Devil. Atmospheric illustrations by Gerald Kelley bring the tale to spooky life.

"A delightfully spooky picture book rendering of the famed Jersey Devil legend. Suspenseful, with captivating illustrations.  (Picture book/folktale. 6-10)" – Kirkus Review, June 2013

“…few of the Jersey Devil origin stories are as delectable as this one. Much like the story of Sleepy Hollow, the folktale’s plotlessness contributes to its authenticity and spookiness. Kelley’s scarily exaggerated, under lit, and perpetually frightened villagers make nicely fearful foes for our fire-breathing beast. Ideal for Halloween."  – Booklist, July 2013

New York State Reading Association Charlotte Award Nominee - 2016

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American Adventures:  The BattlesAMERICAN ADVENTURES: THE BATTLES
Stories written by Trinka Hakes Noble
Illustrated by Robert Papp
Sleeping Bear Press, April 2013
ISBN-13: 978-1-58536-861-7
Paperback  88p.   U.S. $9.99

The American Adventures series features a trio of fictional stories highlighting moments in history, with content from the popular Tales of Young Americans series. The Battles contains three stories focusing on key American wars: the Revolutionary War, the War of 1812, and the Civil War. The first is The Scarlet Stockings Spy, written by Trinka Hakes Noble.  The second is The Town that Fooled the British, written by Lisa Papp. The third is The Last Brother, written by Trinka Hakes Noble.

Artwork by noted illustrator Robert Papp heightens the drama, bringing to life these rich chapters of American history.

“This colorfully illustrated paperback from the American Adventures series presents stories in which children make contributions to American wars. Sometimes dramatic and occasionally poignant, the stories are always accessible. The title and cover art will help this short story collection find its audience.” (Grades 3–5)
Carolyn Phelan, Booklist Online, American Library Association, May 2013

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