From the Author
The Mystery unfolds...
While traveling with the Met along the Baltic's Amber Coast en route to St. Petersburg aboard Sea Cloud II use this little Kindle white paper to prep yourself on the story of "Amber."
Even though one wag said to me "Well, Amber is just pine sap, you know," I have to say it is so so much more than pine sap!
Today, stepping inside the Amber Room in the Catherine Palace museum is like slipping into a fairy tale - it's an Aladdin's cave!
Discover for yourself the breathtaking beauty of glowing amber, cut and polished, coming to the light from its lumpy, dark, rough birth.
But as with many fairy tales, especially Russian ones, there is a dark side to the Amber Room too, a shadow of legend and open-ended mystery.
And so we embark together on the search for forever Amber.
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about the THRILLING READING LIVING VICARIOUSLY Series, the short read
papers already posted and the many yet to come, eventually numbering 25.
About the Author
Joan Marsh is a member of the ’81 Club of Kansas City, Missouri,
which was formed in 1881 for the purpose of presenting scholarly
papers to the membership, avoiding the forbidden topics of the Civil
War, politics and religion. This intimate look at the history of the fabled Amber Room is one of many ’81 Club papers spotlighting such stars as James Abbott McNeill Whistler, Madame Curie, Madame Chiang Kai-shek, Nora Ephron, Isabella Stewart Gardner, David Douglas Duncan, Robert Edsel, eventually totaling a body of work of 25 titles, better known as the
THRILLING READING LIVING VICARIOUSLY Series.
Joan attended the University of Missouri and holds a B.A. from Texas
Tech University. Her major was English, and as night follows the day,
led to her 43 year career in publishing education programs for
children. Joan and Alan Marsh founded MarshFilm Enterprises, Inc.
dba MarshMedia in 1969. The Marshes live in Kansas City, Missouri,
where they raised their two sons. Those sons and their families,
including eight grandchildren, who live all over the world, were the
inspiration for many of the childrens’ stories.
The family motto is Carpe Diem. Seize the Day!
If 25 is the magic number for publications by Joan Marsh, then please visit http://www.childrensebooksbyjoan.com for a complete description of the 25 exquisite children’s ebooks that form the nucleus of her life’s work as a publisher.
These ebooks form a series of luminously illustrated children’s stories, each with a timeless animal protagonist, a compelling geographic location, an important multicultural life skills message.
Each serious lesson is embedded in an exciting colorful adventurous story.
The stories are cleverly and skillfully written by published authors with a high level of literary talent and wit. They have been edited and proofed and re-proofed to the most exacting standards of accuracy in grammar, punctuation and fact checking. They have been reviewed…pre-publication…by teachers and librarians for relevance and the power of the message.
And beyond that…they are FUN! And THRILLING!