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About Melissa Wiley
Melissa Wiley is the author of The Nerviest Girl in the World, The Prairie Thief (both Junior Library Guild Selections), Fox and Crow Are Not Friends, and the Inch and Roly series, as well as Little House in the Highlands and seven other novels about the ancestors of Laura Ingalls Wilder.
Melissa blogs about books, kids, and creativity at Here in the Bonny Glen (melissawiley.com/blog). She is @melissawiley on Twitter and @melissawileybooks on Instagram.
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Pearl lives on a ranch where her chores include collecting eggs and feeding ornery ostriches. She has three older brothers, who don't coddle her at all. And she knows a thing or two about horses, too.
One day, Pearl's brothers get cushy jobs doing stunts for this new form of entertainment called "moving pictures." They're the Daredevil Donnelly Brothers, a Death-Defying Cowboy Trio. Before she knows it, Pearl has stumbled into being a stunt girl herself--and dreams of becoming a star. The only problem is, her mother has no idea what she's up to. And let's just say she wouldn't be too happy to find out that Pearl's been jumping out of burning buildings in her spare time.
Filled with action, humor, and heart--not to mention those pesky ostriches--The Nerviest Girl in the World introduces a spunky heroine whose adventures will have kids on the edge of their seats and whose sense of humor will have them laughing until the very last line.
Louisa Brody’s life on the Colorado prairie is not at all what she expected. Her dear Pa, accused of thievery, is locked thirty miles away in jail. She’s living with the awful Smirches, her closest neighbors and the very family that accused her Pa of the horrendous crime. And now she’s discovered one very cantankerous—and magical—secret beneath the hazel grove. With her life flipped upside-down, it’s up to Louisa, her sassy friend Jessamine, and that cranky secret to save Pa from a guilty verdict.
Ten bold illustrations from Erwin Madrid accompany seasoned storyteller Melissa Wiley’s vibrant and enchanting tale of life on the prairie—with one magical twist.
It is a quiet day. Inch and Roly and their friends, Dragonfly and Beetle, are looking for something to do. They can walk to the wishing well and wish for something to do! Join these adorable friends as they find ways to make many more wishes in this sweet Level 1 Ready-to-Read eBook with audio that’s perfect for beginning readers.
In this eBook with audio that's full of gentle humor, Roly Poly and her friends squeeze into a hole to hide from a bird. But it turns out that being smushed together in the hole is not so much fun!
This Level 1 Ready-to-Read tale is a sweet addition to a charming series that stars familiar backyard and playground insects and is ideal for beginning readers.