The Mysterious Woods of Whistle Root (Paperback)
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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.
"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