Sassafras Tales
Bullywamp, Bullywamp, Bullywamp wamp! 
Bullywamp Skeetle in The Black Mud Swamp!

 

WELCOME TO

SASSAFRAS TALES

For
   Elementary School Readers

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"The United Acres of Sassafras" Book I
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"The Book of Nice"  Book II

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CURRENTLY

Working on Book III "Firey Lizard Cove"

 


Sassafras 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 ruby 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 the queen.  When Skeetle and Duke get to The Black Mud Swamp, they find a group of bullfrogs who play Tic, Tac, Toe on the lily pads all day long.  Skeetle and Duke must solve a riddle before Babble-The-Bullfrog will tell them how to get to The Ruby 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.  Inside 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.  Mrs. 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.

REVIEWS

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.

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Kate Murray 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, have your kids read them to you! You will not be disappointed.

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"The United Acres of Sassafras" 

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"The Book of Nice"

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    phone: 931.598.5551   

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, Mrs. Persnickety Fox, even Tal-wees learn lessons of kindness.

I hope you enjoy Sassafras Tales.

email me: kmurrayb@cafes.net

phone: 931-598-5551