Tales: The Adventures of Skeetle The-Beetle takes place in the magical
land of The United Acres of Sassafras. It is the story of the
friendship between Skeetle-The-Beetle and Duke-The-Chameleon. It is
sometimes funny, sometimes sad, sometimes scary, and always exciting.
BOOK I: The United Acres of Sassafras
Bullywamp Skeetle, Bullywamp wamp,
Bullywamp Skeetle in The Black Mud Swamp
In Book I, "The United Acres of
Sassafras," Duke-The-Chameleon is dropped on the lawn of Queeny’s
Limestone Palace by a goldfinch on migration. Duke-The-Chameleon
changes colors according
to his surroundings and emotions. When
Duke is sad, he goes to his crying rock, turns blue, and plays his
harmonica. He turns bright red when he is agitated or
angry. Skeetle-The-Beetle has a magic
backpack that rattles when it has something important in it. The
outlandish whims of Queeny-The-Mouse send
Skeetle and Duke on a scary adventure to The Black Mud Swamp to fetch a
for her tiara. Hezzra-The-Centipede is
Duke's enemy. He crawls on the ceiling
of the dungeon and pricks Duke's feet as he takes orders from Queeny. When Skeetle and Duke get to The Black Mud
Swamp, they find a group of bullfrogs who play Tic, Tac, Toe on the lily
all day long. Skeetle and Duke must
solve a riddle before Babble-The-Bullfrog will tell them how to get to
Chamber. The Ruby is guarded by Winter-The-Black-Widow-Spider.
The Ruby has an evil power that almost
destroys everyone in The United Acres of Sassafras.
Book II: "The Book of Nice" is based on
“The Golden Rule.”
Sticks and stones will break my bones,
but words will break my heart.
Hezzra-The-Centipede regains his
sight from the evil Ruby. The Ruby gives
him firesight too. Skeetle-The-Beetle is
rescued from a deep hole by Mother 'Possum.
Skeetle, Duke, and Hezzra have a final battle in the Crystal Cave
where Hezzra almost dies. Queeny puts
Witch Hazel leaves on Hezzra's wounds.
Grandfather Beetle gets lost and ends up in Tal-wee Territory
where he is put in prison by the mean, greedy Tal-wees. Grandfather escapes. After Christmas, rain floods The United Acres
of Sassafras. Then snow and ice cover
everything. Mrs. Persnickety Fox tells
Red-tailed Hawk to steal Skeetle's magic backpack so she can escape. Inside the backpack is "The Book of Nice." The Tal-wees plan to invade the U.A.S. on
killer bees. Two Tal-wees change from
mean to nice. Ms. Persnickety Fox tries to be nice. The magic backpack and
"The Book of Nice" save The United Acres of Sassafras on Earth
Day. Praecher, the spirit of peace,
blesses The United Acres of Sassafras.
Children will delight in reading these Adventures of the United Acres of
Sassafras, where endearing creatures enliven the beloved forest of Deep
Woods with their wishes, emotions, and expectations for life. These
tales follow the adventures of Skeetle the Beetle and his pals as they
work together to solve problems and overcome hardships. Lessons are
learned through the rich vocabulary and values the characters display.
The naïve illustrations bring the characters to life in a whimsical way.
Kate Brown has published two books in a series, The Adventures of the
United Acres of Sassafras and The Book of Nice. She is working on a
third, Firey Lizard Cove.
Kate Brown's Sassafras Tale are charming and fun, full of
interesting characters and interesting life lessons and set in a place
richly imagined and colorfully drawn. Read them to your kids or better,
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I am Kate Brown.
I live in the woods near Monteagle, Tennessee,
where the wonders of nature inspire me to create these magical Sassafras
Tales. The stories are full of fun and
adventure that always end up with the characters doing the right thing. Even though some of the characters are
greedy, selfish, and mean, kindness prevails.
Skeetle-The-Beetle, Duke-The-Chameleon, Queeny-The-Mouse,
Hezzra-The-Centipede, Winter-The-Black-Widow-Spider, Ms. Persnickety Fox, even
Tal-wees learn lessons of kindness.
I hope you enjoy Sassafras Tales.