This is the second book for Mary Ann Rose Hart. As in the first book, Mary Ann’s Mountain, Beaver Creek Blues continues with the theme of problems faced by preteens. Having taught grades 3-6 in the public schools for 36 years, the author knows “tweens” well. She has a master’s degree from Appalachian State University, emphasizing the emerging adolescent and reading skills instruction. The author served as a math lead teacher, writing math activities presented at regional and state math conferences.
It was her fifth graders and her husband who inspired this writer to create Beaver Creek Blues. Mary Ann and her husband, David, both animal lovers, live in North Carolina with a cat named Gus, their latest adopted orphan.
The author’s blog and free downloads for guided reading activities and math activities for this book are available on her website, (maryannrosehart.com).