Item description for Legend Of Annie Murphy (Cooper Kids Adventure V7) by Frank Peretti...
Overview The Coopers become involved in a murder mystery that finds them caught between the present and the past, following clues that are carved in the stone cliffs around a ghost town.
In 1885, the Murphy mine struck gold. According to legend, Annie Murphy killed her husband out of greed, but just before she was to be hanged for the murder, she escaped. Now, a hundred years later, there have been sightings of Annie Murphy's "ghost." The Coopers unwittingly become involved in a mystery that finds them caught between the past and the present.
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Studio: Thomas Nelson
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 7.55" Width: 5.16" Height: 0.44" Weight: 0.3 lbs.
Release Date Apr 1, 2005
Publisher Thomas Nelson
Series Cooper Kids Adventure
Series Number 7
ISBN 1400305764 ISBN13 9781400305766
Availability 0 units.
More About Frank Peretti
With more than 15 million novels in print, Frank Peretti is nothing short of a publishing phenomenon and has been called “America’s hottest Christian novelist.” The Oath (Word Publishing 1995), sold more than half a million copies within the first six months of release. The Visitation (Word Publishing 1999), was #1 on the CBA Fiction Bestseller list for four months. Born in Lethbridge, Alberta, Canada in 1951, Frank is a natural storyteller who, as a youngster in Seattle, regularly gathered the neighborhood children for animated storytelling sessions, drew comics, and tapped out stories on his mother’s portable typewriter.
His journey toward becoming a writer had its side trips. After graduating from high school, he began playing banjo with a local bluegrass group, then worked as a musician and odd-job man for a small recording studio.
Shortly after he and his wife Barbara were married in 1972, Frank toured with a pop band and then a modest Christian music ministry. He later studied English, screen writing and film at UCLA before spending five years helping his father pastor a small Assembly of God church in the Seattle area. During those five years he labored at night, on weekends, any chance he got, to write his first novel, This Present Darkness, the book that would catapult him into the public eye – eventually. Numerous publishers rejected the novel and Frank gave up his pastoring position to work in construction and odd jobs to make ends meet. Even after Crossway Books published This Present Darkness in 1986, the novel sat on store shelves largely unnoticed.
Two years later, Frank was working at a local ski factory when word-of- mouth enthusiasm finally lifted This Present Darkness onto a tidal wave of interest in spiritual warfare. The book appeared on Bookstore Journal’s bestseller list every month for more than eight years. His two spiritual warfare novels, This Present Darkness (1986) and Piercing the Darkness (1989), captivated readers, together selling more than 3.5 million copies. The Oath was awarded the 1996 Gold Medallion Award for best fiction.
For kids, Frank wrote The Cooper Kids Adventure Series (Crossway and Tommy Nelson), which remains a best-selling series for children with sales exceeding 1 million copies. In August 2000, Peretti released the hilarious children’s audiocassette series titled Wild and Wacky Totally True Bible Stories, reprising his role as Mr. Henry, the offbeat substitute Sunday School teacher found in two Visual Bible for Kids videos. In 2000, Frank released his first-ever non-fiction book, The Wounded Spirit, in which he deals with the problem of bullying.
In all, including his current work, Illusion, Frank has written nineteen books of various size for various ages.
Frank and Barbara live a simple life in rural Idaho. He leads worship at their church, Barbara paints in watercolor, and they enjoy being with their close friends.
Reviews - What do customers think about Legend Of Annie Murphy (Cooper Kids Adventure V7)?
1885 Gold Strike Mystery Jul 30, 2003
Four boys on a camping trip with their parents decide to spend the night in the cemetery above the ghost town Bodine, Arizona. Two had to be coaxed there through a dare. While sitting around a campfire telling stories they are frightened off by the sight of a luminous bluish weeping women in a long flowing dress. It's Annie Murphy, the murderess! They run back to their parent's camp to tell their tale.
The boys' sighting draws serious investigators to the site. Professor MacPherson, an astrophysicist and an Old West Buff whose convinced that the strange phenomenon is caused by a severe disturbance in the magnetic field within the town, and Dr. Jacob Cooper, an archeologist and his two children Jay and Lila. Mac wants Dr. Cooper to examine a massive carving done of a weeping woman on the cliff in the cemetery above the grave of Cyrus Murphy, Annie's murdered husband. Annie was a master carver who worked in both wood and stone.
The Cooper children wide up in the thick of the mystery as they are sucked back in time and Sheriff Dustin Potter is propelled forward. Being a sheriff doesn't always make a man the good guy. Getting to the bottom of this mystery could cost the professor, the Coopers and even Annie Murphy's life.
Frank Peretti is as good as his press, a master storyteller. I read this in a single sitting because I simply had to know what was going to happen next. Annie Murphy's story is a good read for adults and children alike!
A great time-travel story Feb 4, 2003
Is there anything that Peretti can't write - or won't? This time (get it?) the Coopers are in the good old US, and traveling with their old buddy Mac to a strange desert location. Ghostly sightings, and massive cliff carvings make their trip worth it...until they are separated by the minor amount of two hundred years! Jay and Lila desperately try to decipher the messages being left in the past...while Doc and Mac try to decipher the messages being left at the same time...in the future!!
The adventure and fun of the Coopers hits new heights with The Legend of Annie Murphy.
Time-traveling Jul 29, 2002
This was a very good book. I enjoyed it all, I couldn't put it down! I love books that have time-travel in them. This book was about Jay and Lila switching places in time with a sheriff from 100 years ago. They were investagating the mystery of Annie Murphy who supposedly killed her husband. People had said that strange carvings had apeared in the canyon where she once lived, and supposedly was shot for muder. What really ocured was that a time vortex caught Annie, who now floats in and out of time, between 100 years. The vortex was caused because of the wierd gravity in the canyon. When both kids and sheriff come close to her at the same point in time, the vortex causes them to switch places in time. The kids and their father discover a plot between the judge and the sheriff, to frame Annie. Is she a murderer or not? And will the kids return to they're own time before the time vortex disapears? As I said, I couldn't put this book down.
I couldn't put this book down May 20, 2000
In this fantasic novel, Frank Peretti captures you up in the story of a murderess, and a time warp that send Jay, Lila and a sheriff through time. The suspense this story delivers is unbearable. I didn't want to stop. Even for school. If you like mysteries, this is for you!
Whosever will may read Oct 27, 1999
This book was excellent. I have every book Frank has ever written and I have read all of them at least three times. Except for Visitation and Prophet. Frank is perhaps the best writer around in the Christian field or in the secular field. This entire Cooper series is not for every 9-12 year old. The intensity of some of the books may be too much. These are excellent for adults looking for a good clean adventure story.