Saturday, September 26, 2009
The Witch of Beaver Creek Mine by Rosemarie Nerrvelle
My mom cried a lot while she was reading this to us.
This story is set in Nova Scotia during World War II. My Oma was two years old when it was set. I liked learning about how kids lived back then. The story had a lot of boys in it but the one girl was fearless and she was a nature girl too. Her name was Silky. She collected a big spider and she caught a really big eel with just a safety pin.
Beaver Creek Mine doesn't really exist. There were gold mines there a long time ago. Loon Lake exists and so does Cobequid Road and the big town Bedford, and the city Halifax. We looked on Google maps and found all these places. There is a gold mine museum in Waverly and a town called Montague Gold Mines. We're going to go on a trip to try and find all the places mentioned in the story and visit the gold mine museum.
The story was really about Old Maud, the witch, who isn't really a witch, and Johnny Lightfoot. The story is about them becoming friends and finding out they're family.
This story was really exciting. It was strange that the author suddenly introduced a whole new set of characters in the middle though.