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.
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.
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" is 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.