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Invasion on the Mountain
The Adventures of Will Ryan and the Civilian Conservation Corps, 1933

Invasion on the Mountain
The Adventures of Will Ryan and the Civilian Conservation Corps, 1933, Book I
by Judith Edwards

Invasion on the Mountain is the first of a series of three books set in 1933, 1934, and 1935-36 based on the author's solid historical research, familiarity with the region, and imagined young protagonist. Twelve year old Will Ryan, in the spring of 1933, learns he must share his beloved Ascutney Mountain with the young men of the 129th Company of the Civilian Conservation Corps. This invasion turns out, through many adventures, to benefit both Will and his new CCC friends. The specific corpsmen who become his friends are also imaginary - but their tasks, travails, and stories are actual details and anecdotes from Ascutney and other CCC camps. Includes historic photos of the camp, road building, and the terrain.

The narrative is followed by: short essays on the Civilian Conservation Corps, and the corpsman's album from which photos have been chosen to illustrate the book; and eight Topics and Questions for Discussion focused on issues in the book.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR:

Judith Edwards lives in southeastern Vermont near Mount Ascutney State Park one of many parks nationwide whose roads, stone buildings, and campsites were created by CCC corpsmen in the 1930s. She is the author of the acclaimed book, The Great Expedition of Lewis and Clark (Farrar, Straus and Giroux) and ten other young adult, middle grade, and children's books: Colter's Run; The Lindbergh Baby Kidnapping; Nat Turner's Rebellion; Jamestown, John Smith and Pocahontas; The Plymouth Colony and The Pilgrim Adventure; Henry Hudson and his Voyages of Discovery; Lenin and the Russian Revolution; Abolitionists and Slave Resistance; The History of the American Indians and the Reservation; and Bending Moments: Crossing the Uncomfort Zone To Change. Judith Edwards presents school, library, and public programs around the issues in her books.

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90 pages 6" x 9"
ISBN 978-1-884592-53-9 Paperback, $12.50
Invasion on the Mountain
The Adventures of Will Ryan and the Civilian Conservation Corps, 1933


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