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Marianne Mitchell is the author of twelve books for young readers. She has been an elementary teacher and a writing instructor, is an avid gardener and now volunteers at local libraries in Tucson, Arizona with her therapy dog. Please visit her web site: www.mariannemitchell.net

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Over the Waves
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 31,680. Language: English. Published: October 14, 2013 by Rafter Five Press. Categories: Fiction » Children’s books » Historical / Europe
In the summer of 1914, Joel Peterson goes with his mother on a visit back to Sweden. Joel wants to prove to his father he is old enough to make big decisions. He enjoys meeting his grandparents in Sweden and making friends with a girl named Kari. But lazy summer days end abruptly when World War I breaks out and finding passage home becomes a dangerous challenge.
The Secret Santa Suit
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 7,960. Language: English. Published: October 10, 2013 by Rafter Five Press. Categories: Fiction » Children’s books » Holidays & Celebrations / Christmas & Advent
When a magical Santa suit turns up at Megan’s house, it challenges all she ever believed and didn’t believe about Santa.
Baby Impossible
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 29,220. Language: English. Published: September 27, 2013 by Rafter Five Press. Categories: Fiction » Christian » Mystery & detective
Five years ago, Mona Lund faced the heart wrenching decision about having an abortion. She was young, unprepared, and frightened. Ever since, she has wrestled with the question, Did I do the right thing? Then one day she meets a little boy who looks hauntingly like her late boyfriend. Her search for answers uncovers a doctor's secret project and even more questions.
Windows of Gold and other stories
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 18,130. Language: English. Published: May 9, 2011 by Rafter Five Press. Categories: Fiction » Children’s books » Fairy tales & fables, Fiction » Children’s books » Animals
Twenty short stories for children, including mysteries, folktales, adventure and fantasy. The title story, "Windows of Gold," is a winner of the Highlights for Children Fiction Contest. Most of the stories in this book were previously published in Highlights for Children and other national magazines. Reprinted here with permission.

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  • Inga the Viking Girl on Aug. 02, 2012

    I enjoyed these two short stories about a Viking girl. The target reader age is 8-12, not 'early reader' as described. The historical details were smoothly woven into the stories and the descriptions easily help the reader picture Inga and her life in Greenland. I also wish there had been more to each story, especially the first one. I hope the author will continue to develop these stories into longer works. Both boy and girl readers will enjoy the adventures!
  • Penelope and The Ghost's Treasure on Aug. 02, 2012

    An interesting adventure with lots of twists and turns. I thought the characters were a bit old-fashioned and at times, created with very broad strokes which made it hard to believe in them. A bit more depth would have helped. Middle grade readers (not YA teens) will enjoy the way events pile up to a satisfying conclusion.
  • The Last Moment Loop on March 08, 2014

    Cool story. It keeps you wondering what's going on until the very end. Would like to read more by this author.