Mando Tula with Ruby on the Side

by Dr. Sue "Sudi" Clifton Illustrated by Jeanette "Jnet" Jarmon



Book Details

Language : English
Publication Date : 9/10/2020

Format : Softcover
Dimensions : 8.5x11
Page Count : 24
ISBN : 9781480894815
Format : Hardcover
Dimensions : 8.5x11
Page Count : 24
ISBN : 9781480894839
Format : E-Book
Dimensions : N/A
Page Count : 26
ISBN : 9781480894822

About the Book

Young Tula Tarantula sits sobbing on the Bald Knob. Ever since her little brother Bubba Boo got spider-napped, she has remained alone. Tula likes her neighbor Ruby singing and playing jig music, but Ruby has been quiet lately.
Old Ruby lives by herself in the same holler with no friends or family. She’s sad because no one is around to hear her play or sing or to dance to her music. One day Tula hides in Ruby’s pappy’s old mandolin, hangs by her eight legs, and lets her eight feet slide across the strings playing a jiggin’ tune. At first Ruby wonders if her pappy’s mando is magic. But when she realizes what has happened, she and Tula discover a shared love of Ozark mountain music and a new and special friendship.
Using the colloquial language of the old Ozarks, this children’s story tells the tale of a lonely tarantula and the friendship she forms with a neighbor over a love of music.

About the Author

Dr. Sue “Sudi” Clifton is a retired educator and author of thirteen books. Sudi first saw tarantulas while living in the Ozarks and knew she’d write a children’s book about these intriguing creatures. Sudi now lives with husband Woody in Mississippi and Montana but visits the Ozarks often.

Jeanette “JNET” Jarmon is a board-certified art teacher and has served as a university art professor in Mississippi and Kenya, Africa. She developed an award-winning video series entitled The Creative Child that showed on Mississippi Educational Television. A grandmother, she currently lives in a picturesque river setting in Mississippi.