In these lively wonder tales from around the world, readers and listeners young and old will meet intrepid youngsters, bullies big and small, three magical spiders and a silly one, and find intriguing answers to some enduring mysteries:
Spider Secrets: Stories of Spiders
A Harmony Hill storybook illustrated with woodcuts by Philip Kuznicki.
Five lively traditional tales starring wise, witty, and sometimes silly spiders.
A Ring of Riddles:
My YA eco-occult thrillers
Greta Grabhorn may appear to be a timid, bookish eighth grader, but she is not. Even Barbe-Tort, the evilest man in France, proves no match for her startling powers. When Greta inherits an ornate ring from Gaya, her French-American grandmother, she inherits a mission far beyond her reach, as well. Possession of the ring sets her on a collision course with the villainous Barbe-Tort-and Gaya’s assassin, too, Greta suspects.The ring is key to an ambitious plan to defend what is left of nature, but the plan itself remains a mystery. During a school trip to Paris, Greta’s quirky French aunt gives her a crystal which accelerates the powers of the ring in the nick of time. For that night, Greta is put to the test in the streets of Paris. On skates! But is that Barbe-Tort she spots in the crowd?
(Novel in Progress)