When a motherless young girl named Willowmena stumbles over Merloo, a fairy with a broken wing, the two bond as unlikely companions in a land where friendship is virtually unknown. Accompanied by a magical rhinoceros with a flashing red eye, a mute prince, and relentlessly pursued by the Miner of the Dark Pass, the small yet stalwart band of travelers embark on a heroic journey through the dusty Land of Bleak. In search of the purple Mountains of Tune, and with occasional aid from some of Bleak’s surprising residents, Willowmena and her friends each seek something they require to help them to return to the world beyond.
Told by an Observer who bears witness to their adventure, Willowmena’s Quest is a tale of courage, nobility, and redemption, reminding us of the hero that resides in us all.
Author Sandra Rhea believes adamantly in the power of stories and enjoys helping children find their own voices through the written word. She lives in a sprawling old house in southern Texas with her family and a changing number of dogs and cats. Rhea teaches public elementary school and conducts private writing workshops for children. Willowmena’s Quest is the first volume of her series by the same name.
Willowmena’s Quest will arrive late September or early October and will be availalbe on this site or at Amazon.com