The Search for Ole Ben's Treasure by Emily Blake Vail Vail

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Trouble comes to Ole Ben’s farm two years after the Williams family take possession of the house and land. The year was 1937 and the USA was still suffering from a Depression. Mother had to have an operation, rains were late arriving to make the crops grow, and a neighbor boy named Spooky was threatening the whole family with a knife, especially Jimmy’s younger sister Millie. It was rumored Ole Ben, who willed these acres to his great niece Sara, had left a mysterious treasure somewhere about the place. Did he? Jimmy’s pets, golden-haired Collie Nero and Nero’s friend, a yellow clay-colored calf named Rosie, always play a major role in the Williams children’s story.
 

About Emily Blake Vail Vail

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Emily Blake Vail  enjoys writing in many genres:  novels, children’s fiction, non-fiction, short stories, and poems.  ”POEMS from TIME PAST:  Cross-Roads, Byways, Destinations”  is  her second published poetry book, following the 2008 publication of “POEMS … this fragile earth” (both Xlibris publications).  In both volumes she  comments on and confirms her experiences  of   life in the twentieth century.Ms. Vail’s published books include:  The Ghost Shrimp,  The Burlap Bag,  Dark Night on Mimosa Trail, The Grey Ghost of the Pharaoh, Carla and the Con Men (Wright Books);   The Lost Equation Game,  The Spindleburne  Spectre, Mist in the Heart,  The Search for Ole Ben’s Treasure, Sue and Charley,  Jonah & the Edge ( Xlibris).   Short  stories  appeared in  a collection by Pen  and Pica Writers entitled “  The Night The Animals Screamed “.Ms. Vail’s occupations over time have included editing, teaching (high school and college), church choir director and soloist, volunteer coordinator, boutique manager, mother, and college administrator wife.With degrees from Birmingham-Southern College (A.B); Georgia State University ( M.A. in Medieval English literature), and the University of Georgia (Med in counseling) she has assumed many roles and participated in varying activities---some leading to the writing of novels and poems.  A member of several writers’ groups, she is presently active in the Atlanta Branch, National League of American Pen Women.  In 1997-99 she served as President of the Georgia Poetry Society.   She continues to be an active member of St. Augustine of Canterbury Episcopal Church  and sings in the choir.
 
Published May 20, 2011 by Xlibris. 82 pages
Genres: Children's Books.

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