A young boy named Tyler Wordsmith lives in an old house called Bramble. After he is scolded for an angry outburst and sent to his father’s library, he runs into a sneak thief named Whisper who is busy stealing the maps and charts of Tyler’s father.
During a scuffle over the charts, thief and boy are pulled through a tiny magical door and into the land of Whimsy where Tyler encounters the fabled ogre of Old Oak Valley, the mean trolls guarding the troll bridge into October, and a grumpy ruckus who just wants to take a nap–to name a few of the odd creatures inhabiting Whimsy.
It falls to Tyler to stop a hateful creature (a creature Tyler knows only too well) from destroying the neighboring kingdoms of October and Autumn. Along the way, Tyler learns the value–and wisdom–of mastering his words and his temper.
Lavishly illustrated in color. Published on 3/31/2020 by Western Gate Books in hardcover with a glossy dust jacket and a detailed Whimsy map on back. 156 pages. For 8 years old and up. Available from Barnes & Noble® (click here to visit B&N product page) for $20.56
Chapter One Excerpt: The Door Into Whimsy