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Bandits, Bears, and Backaches: A Collection of Short Stories Based on Arkansas History
The eleven stories in this collection all deal with human aspects of the history of Arkansas. The settings range from a prehistoric mastodon hunt to a twentieth-century family's departure from the state in search of employment. Lesson plans developed by the author are available for teachers at www.butlercenter.org.
Paperback, 78 pages
Published January 1st 2004 by Butler Center for Arkansas Studies
(first published September 5th 2000)
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Velma Woody’s collection of eleven fictional short stories woven around actual events from Arkansas history is a quick read. The writing style seems more appropriate for younger people than seasoned adult readers. I found the actual events interesting but the fictional characters flat and mostly uninteresting. The writing style is often archaic. The text needs proper editing to catch and eliminate the numerous passive voice and oft-repeated per paragraph character names. As an example, in one ...more