Edie Ēga and Emma Big are ten year old best friends who set out one day On a Journey to Mirth. Step into the enchanted village of Ina Claire for a wonderful adventure as Edie and Emma travel to a land where “if the sun is high and the water still...” butterflies dust the air with their delight. And come to love the “yellow, happy hound” named Pixie who joins the girls by chance and at the last serves as the truest example of faithfulness and friendship. Readers will meet the old boatman, Emmett Hays, and will sail on the maiden voyage of the beautiful Grace, a rowboat fashioned after a lovely Trumpeter swan. It is this craft that takes Edie and Emma and Pixie across the cool, calm waters of Lily Lake until suddenly a violent storm and a blackened sky dense with rain puts the travelers in frightening peril. A daring rescue, a poet’s clever riddle, and a whimsical fairy named Flora Dora are among the events and characters who help Edie and Emma unravel the mystery of Mirth. Charming pen and ink illustrations by Kim Sponaugle enhance each chapter.
Linda Kandelin Chambers tells a magical tale of friendship, bravery and loyalty in this memorable chapter book for young children. Set in the tropical paradise of Réunion Island, the reader is introduced to the noble sea creature named Pons and his friends, the children Anabella and her brother Marco. Anabella and Marco live peacefully with their parents and grandparents near the crystal blue waters of the Indian Ocean, until one day when the serenity of their lives is unexpectedly interrupted. It is then that they find themselves in a truly dangerous and frightening situation where love and courage are put to the test as Pons and the children’s grandfather attempt a daring rescue. Pons and the Miracle of Réunion Island is a vivid and exciting adventure story for boys and girls. Beautiful color illustrations by Barbara Dessí compliment each chapter. Pons and the Miracle of Réunion Island A CHAPTER BOOK FOR BOYS AND GIRLS