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eBook Bitsy the Mystery at Amelia Island (Silver Dagger Mysteries) ePub

by Vonda Skinner Skelton

  • ISBN: 1570723060
  • Category: Mysteries and Detectives
  • Subcategory: For Children
  • Author: Vonda Skinner Skelton
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: Overmountain Press (July 1, 2005)
  • Pages: 183
  • ePub book: 1830 kb
  • Fb2 book: 1487 kb
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  • Rating: 4.5
  • Votes: 960

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Published July 1st 2005 by Silver Dagger Mysteries. Bitsy & the Mystery at Amelia Island (Bitsy Burroughs Mysteries).

Published July 1st 2005 by Silver Dagger Mysteries. 1570723079 (ISBN13: 9781570723070).

Skelton, Vonda Skinner. Overmountain Pr. Collection. inlibrary; printdisabled; ; china.

More by Vonda Skinner Skelton. Bitsy and the Mystery at Hilton Head Island (Silver Dagger Mysteries). Delightful story for pre-teens. com User, January 4, 2006. Vonda Skinner Skelton. Author Vonda Skinner Skelton doesn't just know how to relate to kids-she remembers what it's like to be one! Bitsy & the Mystery at Amelia Island is a delightful story for pre-teens that will carry them through from start to finish, while subtly instilling the positive message that life is about more than money or looks.

By Vonda Skinner Skelton. 1 2 3 4 5. Want to Read.

Well, one silver-haired lady said, you must be very brave. A lot of strange things have been going on at Skeleton Point ever since Charlotte bought Dr. Tibbs’s old place. Another man at the table put his finger to his lips

Well, one silver-haired lady said, you must be very brave. Another man at the table put his finger to his lips. Now, don’t go scaring the boy with all that foolish talk about the Walking Skeleton. The woman ignored the man. Well, don’t say we didn’t warn you. I heard from William Mason, who’s working out there, that there’s a skeleton in the house trying to turn into a real person again.

Vonda Skinner Skelton is a freelance writer, a Christian women's conference speaker, and a playwright. She won the Blue Ridge Christian Writers' Conference first place scriptwriting awards for 2001 and 2002. She lives in Simpsonville, South Carolina.

Book Description The Creators

Bitsy & the Mystery at Amelia Island (Silver Dagger Mysteries) Silver Dagger Mysteries, Hardcover, 2005. Bitsy & the Mystery at Amelia Island (Bitsy Burroughs Mysteries) Overmountain Press, Paperback, 2005. Twelve-year-old Bitsy Burroughs has vowed to turn over a new leaf, cause no more calamities, and live at peace with everyone. About Vonda Skinner Skelton (Author) : Vonda Skinner Skelton is a published author of children's books and young adult books more View Vonda Skinner Skelton's profile.

The Mystery Of Cabin Island is Volume 8 in the original The Hardy Boys Mystery Stories published by Grosset & Dunlap. This book was written for the Stratemeyer Syndicate by Leslie McFarlane in 1929. Between 1959 and 1973 the first 38 volumes of this series were systematically revised as part of a project directed by Harriet Adams, Edward Stratemeyer's daughter. The original version of this book was rewritten in 1966 by Anne Shultes resulting in two different stories with the same title.

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Mystery stories are never easy to write because as much may be revealed, the more the mystery must deepen. Ms Paterson does this with a quiet confidence and professionalism that keeps the reader focused. There are no wasted words or pointless digressions - everything has value and relevance. The Celtic Dagger is another of the Kindle specials I have picked up that sounded interesting, and I am happy to say that this mystery was a good one. Author Jill Paterson has put together an interesting story with plausible, interesting characters. The Celtic Dagger is first a murder mystery; however, it is also the story of family relationships and some of those old well kept family secrets.

Twelve-year-old Bitsy Burroughs has vowed to turn over a new leaf, cause no more calamities, and live at peace with everyone. But while spending a week with her friends Garrett and Ellie on Amelia Island, Florida, the neighborhood bully pushes her too far, and Bitsy's promise of peace quickly comes to an end. With a bruised body and a deflated ego, she must gather her nerve and compete in Amelia Island's July Fourth Talent Show. When strange things begin happening, Bitsy and her friends reluctantly join forces with the bully, Ernie, and his twin sister, Bernie, to discover the dark secrets of a nearby abandoned house. A talking cockatoo and a retired police dog help them along the way as they search for a ghost, run from a witch, and attempt to find out what's so important about a mysterious family portrait, all of which teaches Bitsy the true meaning of the “best things in life.”

Comments

Qumen Qumen
My love HH and we are always looking for books from or about the island. My 10 year old loved reading this one!
Grari Grari
The issues the kids face in the book are valid. My daughter related to the characters and was captivated by the story.
Lemana Lemana
Bitsy Burroughs needs money. Her struggling parents are unable to come up with the hundred dollars required for her camp fees, so the spunky twelve-year-old enters herself in a talent contest and, as a backup plan, starts her own business. (Bitsy's Bangles are monogram necklaces with a "double-your-money-back" guarantee.) Finances are never secure in Bitsy's world, but she's optimistic as she takes a week to visit her friends Garrett and Ellie on Amelia Island, Florida.

The song Bitsy has chosen to perform in the talent show, "I Enjoy Being A Girl," couldn't be further from her own personality, but she's determined to mold her image to fit, making an effort to change her hair color and even consider the possibility of (shudder) actually wearing makeup!

The feisty Bitsy has recently resolved to "live in peace with everyone" until she encounters Ernie, the neighborhood bully. For Bitsy, being a "sissy" is never an option, and she's prepared to back that up with her fists. Unfortunately for her new "girly-girl" image, Ernie is more than a match for her, and she emerges from the fight a bloody, black-eyed mess.

To further complicate the situation, rumors of ghosts are thwarting the adults' efforts to establish a resource center for handicapped youngsters next door, and of course Bitsy and her friends feel they must help investigate.

Author Skelton never condescends to her young audience. She especially shines in the action and crisis scenes, where it's touch and go for Bitsy or her friends. (Watch for an early nail-biter that involves being buried in the sand.)

In this second Bitsy mystery, Vonda Skelton has again given young readers a thoroughly three-dimensional character to cheer for--and occasionally laugh at--in a warm family atmosphere. As young womanhood looms on the horizon, Bitsy is making an effort to control her hair trigger temper, but she's not going to give up being a tomboy without a fight!
Anicasalar Anicasalar
If I were a tween girl, I'm sure I would love this delightful and fast-paced novel. Even as an older man, I thoroughly enjoyed getting to know Bitsy and see how she deals with her twelve-year-old world. One thing I especially appreciated is the fact that she's not a perfect person in any sense of the word; she has enough bad qualities to enable us all to relate to her. Yet because she is well grounded in wanting to do the right thing, she's open to growing and changing. As the father of an ex-tween daughter, I especially enjoyed the great relationship between Bitsy and her dad, and I felt like cheering at one point where so many other dads would have spoiled their daughters a little more by compromising on Bitsy's punishment. But Bitsy's dad did the right thing. While I can't speak personally about the other books in this series, I suspect they're just as much fun and just as compelling. Keep it up, Vonda Skelton!
Kecq Kecq
This book was purchased right before a family trip to Myrtle Beach, SC which is very close to Hilton Head Island.
I heard Vonda Skelton's books were great, wholesome books for young girls. I decided to check one out for myself before giving one as a gift.
The book held my attention and I loved the story! I think girls will easily relate to the main character's struggles and joys. The book is very well written with surprising twists and turns on every page.
Readers will learn fascinating facts about sea turtles as they follow Bitsy's efforts to solve a mystery. This is a heart-warming story but not a mushy one. I throughly enjoyed it and I know I'll be buying more of Skelton's books in the future. They will make great gifts for my neice.
huckman huckman
Author Vonda Skinner Skelton doesn't just know how to relate to kids-she remembers what it's like to be one! Bitsy & the Mystery at Amelia Island is a delightful story for pre-teens that will carry them through from start to finish, while subtly instilling the positive message that life is about more than money or looks. As Bitsy visits her friends on Amelia Island, she learns about looking beneath a person's gruff exterior and finding a wounded heart longing for companionship. Even as the entrepreneurial twelve-year-old tomboy fails in a business venture and comes out on the losing end of a fist fight with the town bully, Bitsy's adventures lead to an entirely new understanding of what it means to "enjoy being a girl." Despite talking birds, retired police dogs, and goose-bump raising tales of ghosts and witches, Bitsy, with the help of her friends, manages to unravel a mystery and, in the process, discovers some life-changing secrets about herself.
watching to future watching to future
Gertrude Warner's "Boxcar Children" series set a standard for children's literature -- virtuous, hard-working poor kids who triumphed over adversity through courage and hard work. The "Bitsy" mystery series is a worhty successor to "The Boxcar Children".

In this one, Bitsy is vacationing with a friend at Amelia Island, and she's up to her neck in grief. She has to survive a small business disaster, bust a ghost, catch a thief, unhaunt a house AND raise money to turn it into a community center, save her friend from the neighborhood bully (AND match him punch for punch AND reform him), escape from a witch, raise enough money to go to camp, win the talent show -- with a few more adventures along the way.

Librarians need to mark down Vonda Skelton as a "Must Have"; parents and grandparents can confidently make her the Christmas book selection to the young mystery lovers in their lives (boy and girl -- Bitsy is tough!).
Bitsy is a character tweens can relate to. She wants to be liked but that can cause her problems. She knows right from wrong but rationalizes her decisions. I like the fact her dad showed forgiveness but did't skip out on the consequences. Bitsy is quick to jump to conclusions but she is also a good detective. Tweens will enjoy this fast paced mystery.