About Shana Gorian
Shana Gorian is the author of the Rosco the Rascal series, chapter books for kids 6+ in which a sometimes rascally but always lovable German shepherd uses his steadfast heroic nature to help his pals, brother and sister James and Mandy, find adventure and overcome obstacles.
Shana grew up in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, and currently lives in Southern California with her husband, two children, and the ‘real’ Rosco the Rascal – her fun-loving German shepherd who constantly inspires new stories.
Shana is an avid lover of the great outdoors, spicy foods, dark chocolate, and spending an afternoon on a comfortable chair with a mug of hot cider and a good book. She is always working on more stories!
My Review: “Scaredy Cat Scare and Rosco Saves the Day!”
This little Rosco the Rascal’s Ghost Town Adventure by Shana Gorian is the first one I’ve read in this series with the purpose of seeing whether my grandson who is now 10 would like all of its 177 (print length) pages – good value too. I think he would love the excitement of going into an old mine and have a real survivor, adventure experience because the author built the story slowly but surely to reach a wonderful climax.
When writing for younger ones, a story with a secret is always a good thing. The children – James and Mandy – thought that they would just have a good holiday with their parents and grandmother. Instead, they had much more – a trip of a lifetime inside an old mine, riding on an old mine cart, meeting miners and an old marshal, while chasing after an elusive cat with different coloured eyes and trying to rescue the restaurant owner’s cat, Calico.
The author has also taken the trouble to put a small Quick-Look Vocabulary at the end of the story. There are also a few black and white illustrations: Rosco climbing a steep, rickety ladder; a miner’s lantern and pick; an old-fashioned rocking chair; a miner from the 1800’s and a tunnel inside the silver mine. A lovely story, highly recommended.
This wonderful five-book series is also available on audio! Please visit Shana Gorian’s Author Page for more detail.
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Publisher: Independently published (3 Mar. 2020)
Product Dimensions: 15.2 x 1 x 22.9 cm https://myBook.to/OrphansPlight