Starting Points: Darlene Foster discussing Amanda in Alberta – The Writing on the Stone

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Alberta – A Place of BIG Things

Alberta is the home of some BIG things like the World´s Biggest TePee in Medicine Hat and The World´s Largest Dinosaur in Drumheller. So it is not surprising that Amanda had a BIG adventure while showing her special visitor, Leah from England, around her home province of Alberta.


Amanda in Alberta – The Writing on the Stone is the fourth book in the Amanda travel adventure series. Follow Amanda and Leah as they take in the Calgary Stampede, go on a cattle drive, visit Head-Smashed-In Buffalo Jump, spend time with the dinosaurs at the Royal Tyrrell Museum and explore the crazy Hoodoos. When Amanda finds a stone with a unique mark on it, she doesn’t think it’s important until everyone seems to want it – including a very ornery cowboy. Is this stone worth ruining Leah’s holiday and placing them both in danger? Spend time with Amanda as she explores her own country while attempting to decipher the mysterious writing on the stone and keep it from those determined to take it from her.


Darlene Foster was brought up on a ranch in Southern Alberta where she dreamt of traveling the world and meeting interesting people. She divides her time between the west coast of BC and the Costa Blanca in Spain. She is the author of the exciting chapter books for tweens featuring 12 year-old Amanda Ross who loves to travel to amazing places; Amanda in Arabia – The Perfume Flask, Amanda in Spain – The Girl in The Painting, and Amanda in England-The Missing Novel, published by Central Avenue Publishing.


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