In The Secret of the Satilfa, we pick up the story of Ted and his best friend Poudlum catching up and fishing during their Thanksgiving Break. The boys have barely begun to settle down at camp before their trip is interrupted by fugitive bank robbers. No strangers to danger and adventure, the boys must figure out how to escape and solve a riddle that will hopefully lead to a hidden treasure.
Author Ted Dunagan dives head first into rural Alabama, in a time that was both simple and complex, due to the racial tensions of the time. Dunagan fleshes out the wonderful relationship between Ted and Poudlum even further in his second book. The boys spend the entire story escaping from one set troubles to the next, growing closer, and maybe even getting a little bit wiser. Dunagan turns a valuable lesson about segregation and racial inequality, into an enjoyable story. In a recent interview Dunagan states, ‘the boys have a ways to go yet.’ Be sure to pick up the next book in the series, Trouble on the Tombigbee!
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ISBN 1588382494 EAN 9781588382498 Target Group 10-13 Publisher JuneBug Books Publish Date Jun 1, 2010 Copyright Date Jun 1, 2010 Binding Hardcover
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- Another great book by Ted Dunagan
This was the second book by Ted Dunagan that I have read and thoroughly enjoyed. Not only are Mr. Dunagan's books action-packed and easy to read, they carry with them wonderful messages about what it means to love your neighbor, why you should do the right thing even when it may not be the most profitable thing, and how things like race and poverty can be overcome with thoughtfulness and consideration.
I wouldn't have hesitated to assign this book to my students when I taught, and I imagine that teachers who do will enjoy some wonderful class time discussions.
Please take the time to read this book. I promise it will be well worth it.