The Abáloc Books
Book 6: At war with his stepmother and in trouble at school, thirteen-year-old Ray finds himself shipped off to relatives in the mountain hollows of West Virginia, a strange world where little makes sense to a resentful city boy. The strangeness deepens after Ray discovers a great stone snake on the wall of an old coal mine high in the hollow, and is drawn into a conflict that echoes an ancient tragedy played out over sixteen hundred years before.
Book 7: In the time of the Great Ice, little Runner searches for his missing “dreamstone” and answers to the mystery surrounding it, venturing along the northern Icelands to the grim mountain fortress that lies beyond. In a night of terror and destruction beyond imagining, part of the dreamstone's riddle is solved. With extraordinary skill and depth of imagination, Jane Louise Curry has created an ancient world filled with brooding mystery, danger, and forces of power. The magical characters cast their own spell in this suspenseful fantasy.
Book 8: As the adventures continue for for Runner and his companions from The Wolves of Aam, they face more dangers in the jeweled caverns and darkness of the Shadowlands. The tale moves to a dramatic conclusion that unlocks the final mysteries of the magic stones. These tales of an earlier age in the world lay the foundation for the events told in the “later-in-Time” books in the series—and just may suggest that there are more tales to be told…
A prequel to Poor Tom's Ghost (below). In 21st century London, 13-year-old James Parrett steps through a "window in the air" and finds himself stranded 410 years in the past...
The Garlands have inherited an old house in Islington, up-river from London. The ghost of the title is the house’s first owner, Tom Garland, an actor in Shakespeare's theatre company. 13 year-old Roger's father, an actor, too, is caught up, unknowing, in Tom's old tragedy-- and Roger must follow a ghost four hundred years into a past time of treachery and plague to save him.
Tee Woodie has inherited an ancient Egyptian box from Great-uncle Sebastian, a box that contains a wooden figure of a girl in mummy wrappings from the waist down. When Charles, her brainy little brother, uses the internet to figure out what the hieroglyphics written on those wrappings mean, strange things begin to happen...
mystery and adventure
Has Professor Bird really disappeared into a crevasse while skiing with an old friend in Austria after a seismological conference? If so, what was the meaning of the garbled message from his hospitalized friend, a message that tells his family to disregard his reported death? Mrs. Bird wastes not a moment: she and the children--Oriole, a college sophomore, thirteen year-old Perry and eleven year-old Mab-- fly to Austria to try to unravel the mystery themselves.
native american tales
Nearly all that remains of some of the Indian tribes of Texas and the Southern Plains are their stories. This, the fifth of Jane's collections of her retellings of Native American stories, brings together tales of humor, guidance and adventure from fourteen tribes, gleaned from the records and translations of 19th and 20th-century story collectors. The tales here sparkle with humor and wisdom, and are retold with a true storyteller's voice.