Land Of Mountains

Land Of Mountains

by Jinx Schwartz


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A ten-year-old's new home on an exotic Caribbean island proves so fascinating she quickly forgets she didn't want to leave Texas. After all, where better than a jungle world teeming with voodoo, mystery, and a really pesky zombie, to indulge her favorite pastime: snooping. In this humorous mystery, award-winning author Jinx Schwartz transports the reader to another time and place where rivers, and little girls, ran wild and free.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781492299356
Publisher: CreateSpace Publishing
Publication date: 12/09/2013
Pages: 356
Product dimensions: 5.25(w) x 8.00(h) x 0.74(d)
Age Range: 8 - 12 Years

About the Author

Jinx Schwartz is the author of eight books, including the award-winning Hetta Coffey series. Hetta is a sassy Texan with a snazzy yacht and not afraid to use it!

A ninth-generation Texan, Jinx has lived and worked all over the globe, and much like the protagonist in her Hetta Coffey mystery series, she's a woman with a yacht and not afraid to use it.

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Land Of Mountains 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
TeensReadToo More than 1 year ago
It's 1953, and Elizabeth Ann's family is moving to Haiti, but she's young enough that she doesn't really understand where they are going. She excitedly tells her school class, "'My Daddy's a dam builder, he's going to Hell, and he's taking us with him." Later, Grandma Hetta has to explain the difference between Haiti and Hades (which relieves Lizbuthann, who had worried about inadvertently sending her father to Hell after an argument), but this quick one-liner provides a good example of the tone of this amusing first-person narrative about a young girl's life in a new culture. Once in Haiti, Lizbuthann meets Doux Doux Boudreau, another young girl from Texas, and the two set off on adventures that readers of all ages will enjoy. Schwartz throws in voodoo, a zombie, a bit of a mystery, and more hilarious misconceptions to keep readers laughing throughout the novel. Jinx Schwartz, the author, also lived in Haiti as a child during the fifties, so the book contains a good amount of a child's natural misunderstandings, since she tells the story from Lizbuthann's point of view. These misunderstandings encompass not only the Haitian culture but also sneak into family, social, and political arenas. The result is a fun lesson on life from a child's perspective. LAND OF MOUNTAINS would be a good read-aloud (or at least along) book for parents or teachers who can help today's children to understand some of the situations Lizbuthann gets herself into. The story would also help to provide some of the historical perspectives on issues and language that Lizbuthann experiences differently than a child today might.