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E.F. Abbott


E.F. Abbott

E. F. Abbott is a pseudonym for Karen Romano Young, author of DOODLEBUG: A NOVEL IN DOODLES. She has written over a dozen books for children. Karen and her family live in Bethel, Connecticut.

E.F. Abbott

Books by E.F. Abbott

by E.F. Abbott - Children's 8-12, Historical Fiction

During the French and Indian War,15-year-old  Mary is captured by a band of French and Shawnee warriors and led deep into the woods. After her family is killed, Mary is traded to the Seneca and taken in by two sisters. Renamed Dehgewanus, she finds her place among the Seneca and embarks on a new way of life. But when given the choice, will Mary return to the world she once knew or remain with her adopted family?

by E.F. Abbott - Children's 8-12, Friendship, Historical Fiction, Military

In 1777, Sybil and her family believe the American colonies should be free from British control. Sybil’s father leads a regiment of New York militiamen, and everyone in the family is dedicated to the Patriot cause. Using spy tactics and codes, the Ludingtons gather intelligence, hoping to stay one step ahead of their enemies. When British troops raid nearby Danbury, Connecticut, Sybil gallops through the night to call out her father's men. But the journey is dangerous for a girl who’s all alone. With obstacles at every turn, will she make it in time to stop the British?

by E.F. Abbott - Children's 8-12, Historical Fiction, Military

Determined to fight for his country, Johnny sneaks onto a train filled with men from the 3rd Ohio Union Regiment. Taken in by the older soldiers, Johnny becomes a drummer boy, and later, takes up his own musket. As the war rages on, Johnny experiences the brutalities of battle as well as the rampant illness and gnawing hunger in between. But the most dangerous part of Johnny’s journey is yet to come.

by E.F. Abbott - Children's 8-12, Historical Fiction, Youth Fiction

Nettie and Nellie Crook are only five years old in 1910 when they are removed from their home in New York. No one tells Nettie and Nellie why their parents can no longer care for them, and later, no one explains why the orphans are put on a train headed west. The girls soon find themselves put on display in various small towns, where prospective parents examine and select children for adoption. Nettie and Nellie are taken by Mr. and Mrs. Chapin --- will this be a happy ending for the twins?