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Sound the Warning: Children of the War Book 1

Izzy, a young American Irish dancer, is a fun girl but just a little bit bossy. Her twin brother, Joe, loves soccer and aggravating Izzy. Together they are magically whisked away to 18th-century Ireland during the time of the culture crushing Penal Laws. There they hide from soldiers, climb into a castle, and befriend a quirky and rebellious Dance Master whose job it is to keep the culture alive. When soldiers confront the Dance Master the twins must get past their annoyance with each other to work cleverly and together in order to save him. But even if they can do that, will they be able to return home to their 21st-century family and friends?

Christie Sever lives with her husband in a leafy green suburb of Chicago.  Her bachelor degree from the University of Notre Dame is in Accounting, and her MBA is from Northwestern University.  She worked for many years as a CPA.

In addition to raising her own three rascals to become responsible tax-paying adults, she coached hundreds of pre-teens and teens for competition in a Public Speaking club that she founded.  She has written many straight news and feature articles for local publications and the Chicago Tribune.

In addition to kids and writing, she enjoys running her business, Speaker’s Edge, a public speaking and presentation skills workshop, and travelling around the world.  Meeting foreign children in their homelands through her travels has inspired this book series.

“Children of the World Books” highlight the culture and history of many different countries in the world.  The first book in the series, “Sound the Warning,” follows the adventures of Izzy and Joe Scout as they time-travel to 18th-century Ireland.  The second book, “The Magic March,” finds the Scouts time-traveling to South Africa during the apartheid years.  In Book 3, “Easter Eggs in the Mud,” the Scout twins travel to Poland during the height of World War II, to try to reunite a family separated by the war.  Facebook

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