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August 01 , 2007

Little Mike's Family

A Novel for Second and Third Graders


Little Mike’s Family is a novel for first and second graders; however younger children will enjoy and understand the story when read by parents. The novel tells the story of a cluster of pecans growing and coming of age on the branch of a tree while watching and learning the mannerism of the people that rest under the tree. Soon three homeless come to live in the folds of the tree. The pecans are hoping to be picked up by someone for Thanksgiving or Christmas food. They struggle to stay as they change from being a cluster to a family. By the end of the story, the children have a new home and a new family, and the pecan families, by their own choice, become members of a wider human society. Little Mike’s Family is a great read with a new concept for kids.As a child wanting to be a storyteller like her dad, Mrs. Scott made up stories about talking grass and other activities on the farm, giving life to objects and things others ignored or took for granted. She takes pleasure in writing stories for others to enjoy, while experiencing a visit to the past, and into the maybe and could be world of imagination.LITTLE MIKE’S FAMILY is a delightful story about family and the importance of looking out for each other. Earnestine Scott captures the joy and wonder of looking to the future from a child’s perspective. A fun book that mixes fantasy with reality!-Margaree King MitchellAuthor of When Grandmama Sings, Granddaddy’s Gift, and Uncle Jed’s Barbershop
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