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Children of the Mission

Written by Dr. Nancy Zehring Fischer

Grizzly Bears and Grasshoppers

Did you know that grizzly bears
roamed the San Francisco Bay Area during the
California Mission period more than 200 years ago?

Or that the Indians who lived during that time boiled grasshoppers, salted them, and ate them like popcorn?

Join an Indian boy living at the mission; a young girl settler; and an Indian boy living in an Indian village, as their lives take an unexpected turn when they form an unlikely alliance to help find a runaway Indian youth from the mission.

Immerse yourself in the intriguing world of the children who lived during the California Mission period.

“This is a wonderful story that is perfect for fourth graders.”
— Barbara Moore—fourth grade teacher

“This book provides a unique glimpse into California’s history when, mission, ranchero, and Indian life intersected and forever influenced the character of the state. It is a much needed narrative source and will breathe life into that era for both children and adults.”
— Paula Gingery—former elementary school librarian

“How good it is to find historical fiction that is rich, detailed, and warm. Children of the Mission features characters we come to care about with problems the reader hopes will be resolved.”
— Kathy Bauer—educator and children’s literature specialist

Children of the Mission
52 pages, 7.5" x 9.25"

ISBN: 978-1-61170-129-6

Published by: Robertson Publishing (RP)

Purchase "Children of the Mission" from Ingram Books or from any of the links below:

Save $1.00 per book by ordering directly from the author.
Send an email to childrenofthemission@yahoo.com or call her at (408) 348-6479.

Nancy Zehring Fischer
Dr. Nancy Zehring Fischer

Dr. Nancy Fischer lives in Los Gatos, California, with her husband and Main Coone kitty. She has a passion for historical fiction and believes that the genre brings history alive, transporting the reader into a bygone era.

Dr. Fischer has been a teacher in elementary school and community college; a library/media and computer teacher in grades K-12; a high school administrator; and an Assistant Superintendent of Human Resources. She received her doctoral degree in Educational Leadership from the University of La Verne.

Feel free to contact Dr. Fischer at: childrenofthemission@yahoo.com

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