Sweetwater Surprise (2000) Post 254
|Sweetwater Surprise Patrick Farrell aka Sally Odgers|
The illustrations in this one are particularly lovely and I'm sorry it is almost unknown. (No discoverable pictures on the 'net until I put one up and just one copy mentioned in the Distance Ed library. This is a Patrick Farrell title.
The inspiration behind this one is a true story. My friend took her daughter Anja to an alternative lifestyle community and my friend herself was bitten by a python. They aren't poisonous (a point made in the book) but then--neither are dogs or horses or lions or... you get the picture. I spelled the character name Anja but it was changed in edits. The community is shown as faithfully as I could imagine it, with adult supervision for the children but a fair bit of trust given to their good sense.
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