Secret of the Satilfa

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Junebug Books, 2010 - Juvenile Fiction - 208 pages
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"Secret of the Satilfa is a terrific and beautifully-written story of the friendship of two boys, one white and one black. Their bond of respect, courage, loyalty, and hope comes alive within the pages. Their adventure will keep readers of all ages turning the pages."---S.A. Harazin, Blood Brothers

"Secret of the Satilfa captures the grace, spirit, and grand adventures of an Alabama childhood. Set in 1948, the friendship between two young boys shows a steadfast alliance that transcends a world of meanness and looks to a future of hope."---Kerry Madden, Up Close: Harper Lee

"Secret of the Satilfa is a welcome return to the rural Alabama of the late 1940s that Ted Dunagan made vivid in his award-winning first novel, A Yellow Watermelon. Once again readers will gladly tag along with Ted and his buddy Poudlum, this time for a tale of high adventure, intrigue, and thwarted fishing trips---all wrapped around a daring bank robbery. This tale will cause readers to slow down and savor the pop of catfish frying in a pan, the fear-shiver of the sudden appearance of a cottonmouth moccasin, and the shudder of an old pickup shifting gear. I highly recommend this big-hearted book for any reader, young or old."---Adrian Fogelin, Crossing Jordan and the Sorta Sisters

"Ted Dunagan is a natural storyteller, and his characters and situations will keep readers of all ages balanced on the edge of their seats. Mark Twain, move over."---Raymond Atkins, The Front Porch Prophet

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About the author (2010)

TED M. DUNAGAN was born and grew up in rural southwestern Alabama. He served in the U.S. Army, attended Georgia State University, and retired from a career in business in 2003. He received the 2009 Georgia Author of the Year Award in Young Adult Fiction for his debut novel, A Yellow Watermelon. The book was also named to the inaugural list of "The 25 Books All Young Georgians Should Read" compiled by the Georgia Center for the Book, and selected as an Accelerated Reader Title. He followed his first success with a sequel, Secret of the Satilfa, which earned the 2011 Georgia Author of the Year Award, followed by his third in the series, Trouble on the Tombigbee, which won the 2012 Georgia Author of the Year Award, and the 2013 Yerby Award for Fiction. He lives in Monticello, Georgia, where he writes news, features, and a weekly column for The Monticello News.