The Hidden Forest by Daintry Jensen, full color illustrations by Alan Baker
“A lynx that speaks, roses with secret powers, haunted love stories from long ago, a terrifying Merqueen who will stop at nothing to have her way, and one girl with a ton of moxie – will she save the day? The Hidden Forest, Daintry Jensen’s magical chapter-book debut, opens up an enchanted world along the shores of Nantucket that children of all ages will love.” –
Suzanne Kingsbury, award-winning author of The Summer Fletcher Greel Loved Me.
Nantucket Island in the summertime – a dream come true, right?
Not for twelve year old Adelaide, whose father died a year earlier and now has one ambition in life: to be a great explorer and adventuress like her idol, Amelia Earhart. Adelaide loves fantasizing about the future exotic places she’ll travel to, to help her escape what’s really going on. To Adelaide, going to her grandparent’s house on Nantucket for the whole summer, with her younger brother Louis in tow to take care of, sure doesn’t fit the bill. She thinks…
Adelaide couldn’t be more wrong. When at her grandparent’s house, she decides to go out exploring when she comes across an extraordinary white rose in her grandmother’s island garden. She clips it and boom! A chain of events is set in motion that pull her into another world of the Hidden Forest, a realm where she must battle the Merqueen to save her younger brother Louis, with the help of Max the Sankaty Lynx, McFadden the faerie fisherman and King Micah, a Native American islander. Through doing so, Adelaide ultimately is able to bring herself back to life.
It is a story of learning how to grieve and heal the past in order to live in and embrace the present.
120 pages, 6 x 9; Hardcover. Middle Grader Reader
Publication date: June 12, 2015 / Daintry Jensen / Fiction / Juvenile / Full Color Illustrations
Distributed by Midpoint Trade Books/Ingram/Baker and Taylor.
ISBN: 978-0-9909733-4-8 Hardcover $19.95
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Cover artwork and illustrations by Alan Baker