Geraldine Tuck writer, world traveller and retired elementary teacher, is known for her Mystery Marauder Series for readers 8-14. Setting is along the south shore of Nova Scotia during the 1930's. The first three books deal with rum running, gold mining and the Oak Island Mystery. All are suitable for grades 3-6. During a school visit, students are dressed as characters and books are discussed. Time to draw a treasure map or give a verbal lesson, 'Improving Detail', is also offered.
Her newest book, Halifax Explosion Mystery, is available late September 2017, just in time for the 100 anniversary of the explosion. Although read by younger students, the content is more suited to grades 6-9. The hour visit involves: a power point presntation on the history of the explosion, an explanation how artifacts and newspapers are used to plot a story and an interactive lesson showing students how she weave facts with fiction.
New Presentatipn for grades 6-9. Heritage Fairs are part of the junior high curriculum. Geraldine offers a presentation using personal heritage and Nova Scotia heritage to demonstrat how she gathered research for the historical fiction Marauders Mystery series. There is an interactive activity were students discover famous but mostly forgotten local heros. She begins and ends the hour reading exciting passeges from the book, 'Halifax Explosion Mystery'.
Midnight Marauders ,Moonlight Marauders, and Mystery Marauders appear on the Education Book List for Nova Scotia teachers. Contact GlenMargaret Publishing. firstname.lastname@example.org for large ordes. Chapters Book Store also carry the series.Publications
Midnight Marauders. Glen Margaret Publishing, 2015. ISBN 978-1-897462-39-3
Moonlight Marauders, Glen Margaret Publishing, 2015 ISBN 978-1-897462-40-9
Mystery Marauders, Glen Margaret Publishing, 2nd printing 2017 ISBN 978-1-897462-45-4
Halifax Explosion Mystery, Glen Margaret Publishing, 2017 ISBN 978-1-897-462-50-8
Midnight Marauders was a Choice Book in 1991.