Join us for Second Sunday in the Bookstore! This month’s Second Sunday will feature Kate & Jim Palmer from 12- 2 PM, and Rosalind Bunn from 2-4 PM. And of course there will be face painting and ballon animals from 1:30- 2:30! Keep reading to find out more about each book!
Kate & Jim Palmer, The Lady of Cofitachequi:
More than 500 years ago, a tribe of Native Americans lived peacefully next to a river in an area called Cofitachequi, near what is now Camden, South Carolina. A kind and generous woman, who was a member of the Otter Clan, ruled this tribe. She became known as the Lady of Cofitachequi. All the people of the tribe and animals in the area loved the Lady.
An adoring otter tells this true historical account of what happened to the Lady and her kin when Spanish explorers led by Hernando de Soto came looking for gold and silver. De Soto demanded that the tribe hand over precious metals and gems, but all the people had to offer were freshwater pearls and copper. In anger de Soto ordered his army to loot the temples and take all the food. Before leaving, they took the Lady captive and forced her to go with them. Otter watched with tears in his eyes as the Lady was taken away.
Where did the Lady of Cofitachequi go, and would Otter and the people of the town ever see her again?
Rosalind Bunn, Once Upon A… Zoo
Princess had it all: an entire wing devoted just to her and her treasures. She loved playing with her many toys and stuffed animals, but one day as she and her toys were having a tea party, she realized something was missing. Maybe it’s time I get a real pet, she thought.
She told the Queen what she wanted, and the Queen brought in all kinds of interesting animals—so many, in fact, that Princess quickly became overwhelmed with new friends. How was she going to be able to pick just one?