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


                           WELCOME TO

            SASSAFRAS TALES

                                                     For
                 Elementary School Readers

ALL BOOKS ARE DRAW YOUR OWN PICTURES
Blank pages are at the end of each chapter for creative kids to
draw their own pictures.  
 

             
    Now available

                    BOOK III
    
"Firey Lizard Cove"
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"
Sassafras Tales” are about the exciting adventures of Skeetle-The-
Beetle for elementary school readers.  The stories take place in the
 magical land of The United Acres of Sassafras.  They are stories
about the friendship between Skeetle-The-Beetle and Duke-The-
Chameleon. Together, Skeetle and Duke solve many problems that
arise among the critters in The United Acres of Sassafras.
The stories are sometimes sad, sometimes scary, sometimes funny,

and always exciting. 

                                        REVIEWS

Children will delight in reading the exciting 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
three books in a series, The United Acres of Sassafras,
The Book of Nice, and Firey Lizard Cove.
Ruth Jordan M.Ed

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Kate Brown's Sassafras Tales 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.
Ken Wells

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 Book I: "The United Acres of Sassafras"

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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 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 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.
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 Book II: "The Book of Nice"

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 “The Golden Rule.” Treat others like you want them to treat you.

 Sticks and stones will break my bones, 
b
ut words will break my heart. 

     In "The Book of Nice", 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 from prison. 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.

Book III "Firey Lizard Cove" Illustrations

    


 


BOOK III "Firey Lizard Cove"
 
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     Down in the holler where the rabbits grow onions,  
      Is a tiny little pool full of little fishy yun’yuns.
               Can’t really tell if we’re there or not,
            Cause we’re not the color of the apricot.
                                      Silly little fish.

At the end of each chapter is a page where you can draw
your own pictures. Firey Lizard Cove is a strange place to live and
exciting place to visit. When Skeetle-The-Beetle and Duke-The-
Chameleon have to fix Queeny's water problem, they end up
on a curious trip to Firey Lizard Cove where they meet Firey
Lizard, the Faces, invisible Sprites, Big Horned Beetles, and the
real Witch Hazel.  Firey Lizard is 910 1/2  years old.  He hatched
from his egg after spending thousands of years, sheltered
under Sassafras Mountain.  Firey Lizard thinks no one likes
him because he is too big and ugly. Firey has a close call on
the edge of the bluff. Fairies turn back into mean Tal-wees who
pay the price when they become rocks! The power of the Ruby
is rekindled when the ants get a message on the walls of their
colony.  Everyone wants to know, "Where is The Ruby, Where
did the gold river come from? Are those shiny things diamonds? 
What happened to the Fairies? Tell the Lollygaggers to be quiet." 
A surprise ending is wonderful for Queeny
and Firey Lizard. 
All of these exciting things happen in Firey Lizard Cove on Sassafras Mountain.
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   All books are available on the amazon links below.

BOOK I

"The United Acres of Sassafras"  COLOR $22.43
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on AMAZON LINK

http://www.amazon.com/United-Acres-Sassafras-second-color/dp/1491229799/ref=sr_1_2?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1423930806&sr=1-2&keywords=the+united+acres+of+sassafras

 

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"The United Acres of Sassafras" GRAYSCALE  $6.00
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on AMAZON LINK


 

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BOOK II
"The Book of Nice" COLOR  $32.23

DRAW YOUR OWN PICTURES
on AMAZON LINK


http://www.amazon.com/Sassafras-Tales-Book-II-Nice/dp/1492848646/ref=sr_1_11?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1423930006&sr=1-11&keywords=sassafras+tales

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"The Book of Nice" GRAYSCALE    $8.00 

DRAW YOUR OWN PICTURES
on AMAZON LINK

http://www.amazon.com/Book-Nice-Sassafras-Tales/dp/1490442928/ref=sr_1_9?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1423930006&sr=1-9&keywords=sassafras+tales
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BOOK III 
"Firey Lizard Cove" COLOR  $15.00
DRAW YOUR OWN PICTURES
on AMAZON LINK 


http://www.amazon.com/Firey-Lizard-Cove-Sassafras-Tales/dp/1494348756/ref=sr_1_4?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1423930006&sr=1-4&keywords=sassafras+tales

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    email me:  kmurrayb@cafes.net

    phone: 931-691-9302    

I am Kate Brown.  I live in Deep Woods near Sewanee, 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, Firey Lizard even Tal-wees learn lessons of kindness.

I hope you enjoy Sassafras Tales.  

 

 

 email me: kmurrayb@cafes.net

call me: 931-598-5551 or 931-691-9302