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"Author Ruth "Booie" Chappell writes children's stories that are packed with Charleston historical landmarks....  Rhonda Chandler, The Post and Courier..(full article)



Ruth "Booie" Paterson Chappell

Booie is a member of the educational staff at Drayton Hall Plantation in Charleston, South Carolina where she conducts tours.   Drayton Hall is a property of the National Trust for Historic Preservation. 

She received a bachelor's degree in early childhood education from the University of Maryland and continued her graduate work at Towson State.  Prior to moving to Charleston, she taught elementary school.  A member of the South Carolina Historical Society, the Charleston Alumnae Association of Kappa Kappa Gamma, the Preservation Society of Charleston and the National Historic Preservation, she combines her background in elementary education with her love of history and interest in historic Charleston to create her books for children. 







by Ruth "Booie" Chappell    

Illustrated by Dean Wroth

An ABC adventure around Charleston.  Each letter of the alphabet is accompanied by a poem relating to something interesting about Charleston, SC.  Each poem is delightfully illustrated and every letter is framed by an adaptation of authentic Charleston ironwork.   More information...



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