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An ABC adventure around Charleston.  Each letter of the alphabet is accompanied by a poem relating to something interesting about Charleston, SC.  Each poem is delightfully illustrated and every letter is framed by an adaptation of authentic Charleston ironwork. 

56 pages. Full color illustrations. 1998.

13 ISBN 978-0-87844-178-5;  ISBN 0-87844-178-6, $12.95 (Softcover)


About the Author:

Ruth "Booie Chappell is a member of the educational staff at Drayton Hall Plantation in Charleston, South Carolina where she conducts tours.   Drayton Hall is a property of the National Trust for Historic Preservation. 

She received a bachelor's degree in early childhood education from the University of Maryland and continued her graduate work at Towson State.  Prior to moving to Charleston, she taught elementary school.  A member of the South Carolina Historical Society, the Charleston Alumnae Association of Kappa Kappa Gamma, the Preservation Society of Charleston and the National Historic Preservation, she combines her background in elementary education with her love of history and interest in historic Charleston to create her books for children. 

She is also the author of The Mysterious Tail of a Charleston Cat and A Turtle Named Caretta.






About the illustrator:

Dean Gray Wroth is a free lance artist.  She received a BA in fine art from Marietta College in Ohio and is an active member of her local fine arts league.  She previously served as arts and crafts supervisor with Maryland's Montgomery County Department of Recreation.  Her interests include gardening, cooking, classical music, and ballet.  Dean lives in Poolesville, Maryland with her husband and daughters.  She is also the illustrator of The Mysterious Tail of a Charleston Cat and The Man Who Loved the Flag




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