Geraldine Tuck writer, world traveller and retired elementary teacher, is known for her Mystery Marauder Series for readers 8-14. Setting is along the south shore of Nova Scotia during the 1930’s. The first three books deal with rum running, gold mining and the Oak Island Mystery. All are suitable for grades 3-6. During a school visit, students are dressed as characters and books are discussed. Time to draw a treasure map or give a verbal lesson, ‘Improving Detail’, is also offered.
Her newest book, Halifax Explosion Mystery, was published in time for the 100 anniversary of the explosion. The content is suited to grades 5-7. The hour visit involves: a power point presntation on the history of the explosion, an explanation how artifacts and newspapers are used to plot a story and an interactive lesson showing students how she weave facts with fiction.
New Presentatipn for grades 6-9. Heritage Fairs are part of the junior high curriculum. Geraldine offers a presentation using personal heritage and Nova Scotia heritage to demonstrate how she gathered research for the historical fiction Marauders Mystery series. There is an interactive activity were students discover famous but mostly forgotten local heros. She begins and ends the hour reading exciting passages from the book, ‘Halifax Explosion Mystery’.
Midnight Marauders ,Moonlight Marauders, Mystery Marauders and Halifax Explosion Mystery appear on the Education Book Order List for Nova Scotia teachers. Contact GlenMargaret Publishing. email@example.com for large orders. Chapters Book Store also carry the series.
Check out Geraldine’s website: geraldinetuck.com