The Mysterious Woods of Whistle Root (Paperback)

The Mysterious Woods of Whistle Root By Christopher Pennell, Rebecca Bond (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Christopher Pennell, Rebecca Bond (Illustrator)
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A little girl who can only sleep during the day grows from something of an isolated town oddity to the heiress of an ancient legacy of magic and music.

     Exquisitely illustrated, this gentle, satisfying young fantasy is filled with unforgettable, quirky characters  and imagery. A perfect read-aloud, it shows how one can find friends in the unlikeliest of places—windowsills, rabbit burrows, the library.
    Debut author Christopher Pennell casts a spell with his irresistible adventure while illustrator Rebecca Bond's pen-and-ink drawings perfectly capture this atmospheric world and contribute to the feel of a timeless classic. Step into the mysterious woods of Whistle Root and feel the magic.

About the Author

CHRISTOPHER PENNELL studied briefly at Yale but graduated from the University of Texas at Austin with degrees in German and Psychology. The Mysterious Woods of Whistle Root was his first novel, which he began writing after he and his wife moved into a house with a small woods behind it and their daughter was born.

REBECCA BOND grew up in the tiny village of Peacham in northeastern Vermont. When she is not having fun painting and writing, Rebecca is busy fixing up her new (to her) old house in a neighborhood in Jamaica Plain, Boston.

Praise For…

"An enchanting, fast-paced fantasy in the vein of E. B. White."

"Charming black-and-white illustrations add to the overall effect of the story, which will remind readers of beloved works by Kate DiCamillo and E. B. White. . . . It's all rather old-fashioned and quite lovely."
School Library Journal

Product Details
ISBN: 9780544540644
ISBN-10: 0544540646
Publisher: Clarion Books
Publication Date: September 1st, 2015
Pages: 224
Language: English