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 lady 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.
About the Author:
Linda Chambers is a published poet who lives with her husband, Steven, in rural northern Nevada. She enjoys ranch life that includes the training of adopted mustangs. Painting, storytelling and gardening are her favorite pastimes. Linda studied at the University of Barcelona, the Sorbonne in Paris, and Westminster College in London before returning to the United States to complete her degrees in Language Arts, Spanish, and Philosophy. Her mother, Betty Lou Kandelin Lally, taught English in the San Fernando Valley and inspired Linda´s love of words from a young age. To read more about Linda Chambers or purchase a signed copy of ABC POETRY, ON THE FARM, CHEROOT, or THE LITTLEST BULL visit http://www.lindachambersbooks.com About the Illustrators:
Linda Walker is best known for her paintings of wildlife and western subjects. She is a signature and artist member of several prestigious art groups. She has garnered many coveted awards for her painting and has been the featured artist at wildlife art shows throughout America. Linda’s work can be found in galleries across the country. Having spent most of her life in Southern California, Linda now resides with her husband Greg beside a lake in Northern Minnesota. To view Linda’s work or read more about her you may visit her web site at www.lindawalkersart.com.
Justin Wells and his brother Jack Wells are two cowboy artists who hail from Amarillo, Texas and Oklahoma City, Oklahoma respectively. Known for their excellence in pen, pencil, watercolor, and oil renditions of western themes, they have translated Linda Chamber´s poem to perfection. Be sure to visit Linda´s website for a look inside THE LITTLEST BULL!