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J. C. Bemis - Author

John Claude Bemis has always been fascinated by trains. His grandfather, who rode trains all over the country in his ‘hobo days’, filled John’s head with curious stories of America’s lost past.

Drawing on the legend of John Henry’s struggle against the stream drill, John began exploring how Southern folklore could be turned into epic fantasy. This passion grew into his first novel, The Nine Pound Hammer, a story set in a mythical 19th-century America full of hoodoo conjurers and cowboys, battling trains and steamboat pirates. With his M.Ed. in literacy from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, John teaches the books that he loves to academically gifted elementary students. He lives in Hillsborough, North Carolina with his wife Amy and their daughter Rose.

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The Mystifying Medicine Show
J. C. Bemis
Mystery and magic propel this fast moving adventure story. Orphans Ray and his sister Sally are dispatched on a train to find a new life with adopted parents. But, guided by the lodestone left to him by his father, Ray...
Lovereading Price: £5.59 - Saving £1.40 (20%) Featured in: 9+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 02/07/2009
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