Betsy Sterman

Selected Works

Juvenile Fiction
Too Much Magic
A magic cube that grants all your wishes? Cool! Until things go hilariously, scarily wrong.
Backyard Dragon
What's a dragon from fifteenth-century Wales doing in twenty-first century New Jersey?
Historical fiction for middle graders
Curiosity Falls
A New England waterfall leads to adventure in 1760, 1853 and today.
Juvenile historical fiction
Saratoga Secret
As Revolutionary armies prepare for battle a frightened farm girl's courage is tested.
Escape to Danger
For two boys in 18th century Boston, a harmless adventure turns into frightful danger.

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Too Much Magic
Fast moving fantasy about two ordinary kids having an extraordinary adventure.

"Just the kind of book kids like."
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Backyard Dragon
Wizardry, time travel and friendship combine as Fifth Grader Owen finds an amazing way to help a dragon, banished by a careless wizard, return to his proper time and place.

Curiosity Falls
A three part adventure!
* In 1760 a twelve-year-old girl discovers a waterfall on her family's farm, then fights her fear of horses to rescue her brother who is trapped on the fall's broken bridge.
* In 1853 that same waterfall, now powering a paper mill, hides runaway slaves from bounty hunters.
* Present-day teens discover the waterfall's history and find an unusual way to keep the mill from being torn down to make way for a golf course.

Saratoga Secret

Unexpectedly thrust into a dangerous journey, sixteen-year-old Amity tries desperately to escape from spies and traitors to deliver a secret letter to the Continental army at Saratoga.

Escape to Danger
Locked in a warehouse in 18th century Boston, Ned and George discover thieves and try to fight their way out through a secret tunnel.