The Seven Wonders of Sassafras Springs (Paperback)

By Betty G. Birney, Matt Phelan (Illustrator)

Atheneum Books for Young Readers, 9781416934899, 224pp.

Publication Date: February 27, 2007

Other Editions of This Title:
Compact Disc (11/14/2006)
Hardcover (7/1/2005)
Prebound (2/1/2007)

List Price: 7.99*
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Life in Sassafras Springs has always been predictable, boring even, but one afternoon that changes when Eben McAllister's pa challenges him to find Seven Wonders in Sassafras that rival the real Seven Wonders of the World. The reward? An adventure that Eben's been craving -- a trip to Colorado.

Even doesn't think he'll have any luck -- he can't think of one single thing that could be considered wondrous in Sassafras -- but he's willing to try. Little does he know that the Wonders he'll discover among his neighbors, friends, relatives, and family will give him the adventure of a lifetime...without ever leaving his home.

About the Author

Betty G. Birney is an Emmy-winning screenwriter who specializes in live-action TV, and animation for children. She lives with her family in Studio City, California.

Matt Phelan's black-and-white illustrations first appeared in The Seven Wonders of Sassafras Springs by Betty G. Birney. His picture books include The New Girl...and Me and Two of a Kind, both written by Jacqui Robbins. Matt lives in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

Praise For The Seven Wonders of Sassafras Springs

"Perfect for reading aloud."
-- School Library Journal