Wednesday, September 1, 2010

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Barbara O’Connor, Author-In-Residence

September 1, 2010

When a magical secret falls off a freight train almost in his backyard in Georgia, adventuresome Owen Jester is ready to make the most of it. And why not? It’s summer, the days are long and lazy, and Owen’s two best friends are ready to help … but are they? How far can lead your friends down […]

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Barbara’s Story

September 1, 2010

I grew up in the South, so my strongest childhood memories revolve around the rich details unique to the people and places of that part of the country. Boiled peanuts. Moonpies. Kudzu vines that grow so thick and fast they gobble up telephone poles and even barns. Steamy summers with asphalt roads that melt and […]

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Your Friend, Barbara O’Connor

September 1, 2010

Dear Reader: I’m glad you’re reading my book THE FANTASTIC SECRET OF OWEN JESTER. When I was your age, one of my favorite things to do was to play in the woods and in creeks. I loved to catch the critters that lived there: salamanders and tadpoles and minnows and crawfish and frogs. One time […]

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THE FANTASTIC SECRET OF OWEN JESTER: Reader’s Theatre

September 1, 2010

Incorporate Barbara O’Connor’s incredible new book THE FANTASTIC SECRET OF OWEN JESTER into your academic activities by downloading this brief Reader’s Theatre script depicting a pivotal scene highlighting the dramatic conflict between Owen Jester, his best buddies, and his nosy, know-it-all neighbor, Viola. The Fantastic Secret of Owen Jester Reader’s Theatre Reader’s Theater activities are marvelous tools for developing reading comprehension, […]

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The Fantastic Secret of Owen Jester by Barbara O’Connor

September 1, 2010

After a month of hard work, Owen Jester has finally caught the “biggest, greenest, slimiest, most beautiful bullfrog ever to be seen in Carter, Georgia.” Owen named his new pet, Tooley Graham. Tooley, after his Alabama cousin and Graham, for the pond behind Owen’s grandfather’s house, where the bullfrog had lived before Owen had snatched […]

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