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Pamela Rafael Berkman

At the Heels of History

The At The Heels of History series site is up! It includes a curriculum guide and fun downloadables for teachers, parents, and kids. And Dorothy and I are thrilled that the first book in the series, Filigree's Midnight Ride, is an Amazon Editor's Pick of the Month for its age group and the #1 New Release in Children's Colonial American Historical Fiction.

This new series for grades 1-4 from Margaret K. McElderry Books, illustrated by Claire Powell, is a fun, action-packed adventure series inspired by historical events and told through the eyes, ears, and noses of the dogs who were there.

In Filigree's Midnight Ride, you can join Filigree, a five-pound Pomeranian, as he stows away on Paul Revere’s famous journey. In Bo-Bo's Cave of Gold, out April 2020, follow Bo-Bo, a golden mutt, on a treasure hunt to save her family during the California Gold Rush. And there are more to come!

Reading Duty? Interested in a school visit?

If you're a student or teacher reading my short story "Duty," in your Collections textbook, from my collection Her Infinite Variety, I would LOVE to Skype with your class. Just head to my web site and use the contact form. I’ve done some great school visits to eighth grade and high school classes to talk with students about this story, Shakespeare, and writing.

School visits for At the Heels of History

We can tailor our program to fit your needs. Go to the At The Heels of History site, check out the School Visits tab and materials, and use the contact form.

Looking forward to seeing you!

Praise for Pam's books:

Filigree's Midnight Ride (At the Heels of History, Book 1) (Margaret K. McElderry Books):

"With spot-on pacing and levity, Berkman and Hearst engage readers and communicate the seriousness of Revere’s mission. . . This first in a new series is fun and accessible for readers who aren’t quite ready for Alison Hart’s “Dog Chronicles."
-- School Library Journal

"This romp of a book looks at history through the eyes (and noses!) of the fictional animals who may also have lived it. I smiled and cheered for our brave four-legged friends."
--Caroline Paul, author of Lost Cat and Gutsy Girl

Her Infinite Variety: Stories of Shakespeare and the Women He Loved (Scribner):

"What a brave piece of work, to imagine Shakespeare's women . . . a book to stimulate the imagination and remind us of the richness of the Bard's legacy."
-- Susan Vreeland, author of Girl in Hyacinth Blue

The Falling Nun and Other Stories (Scribner):

"Every story in Pamela Rafael Berkman’s new collection is thoroughly engaging because her vivid, angled characters always manage to snag us on their jagged hopes and fears."
-- Pulitzer Prize winner Richard Russo, author of Empire Falls

"The rituals of young urban women (office games, TV watching, parties, dating) mesh with darker ceremonies (tattooing, witchcraft, self-mutilation) in this collection of 12 fresh and vibrant stories....Berkman (Her Infinite Variety) has an uncanny understanding of a particular contemporary subclass of young women and captures them empathically and vividly."
-- Publishers Weekly

Writing, Fiction writing, Developmental editing, Proposal writing/editing, Book Doctor
General fiction, Juvenile fiction
Barbara Lowenstein
Lowenstein Associates
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