Or are they really lies?
Precious Bones - Mock Trial - Novel by Mika Ashley Hollinger
With the help of her friend, Little Man, Bones begins to investigate. The swamp holds clues to the mystery, but also voracious mosquitos, poisonous snakes, wild panthers, brown bears with gigantic claws, and, just maybe, "Swamp Sally," a witch. Will Bones find the evidence she needs to prove her father innocent? Mika Ashley-Hollinger , mikaashleyhollinger. Mika lives with her husband and an assortment of endangered birds and wild chickens on a protected wetland in Hawai'i.
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Ashley-Hollinger, who grew up in Florida, nicely evokes the era. Her voice is strong and lyrical, mixing regional syntax and dialect with lovely descriptions of the beauty she sees as she hunts, fishes, observes and explores in this mystical place. She cares for every creature that comes her way and learns lessons of neighborliness and generosity from the example set by her parents.
Finely drawn supporting characters add richness and warmth. A satisfying conclusion leads to a happy celebration for everyone. A spirited tale and fascinating setting, but it is Bones who shines.
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