The Rise and Fall of Mount Majestic

By Jennifer Trafton; Brett Helquist (Illustrator)
(Dial, Hardcover, 9780803733756, 352pp.)

Publication Date: December 2, 2010

Other Editions of This Title: Paperback

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Description

Ten-year-old Persimmony Smudge leads (much to her chagrin) a very dull life on the Island at the Center of Everything . . . until the night she overhears a life-changing secret. It seems that Mount Majestic, the rising and falling mountain in the center of the island, is not a mountain at all-it's the belly of a sleeping giant, moving as the giant breathes. Now Persimmony and her new friend Worvil the Worrier have to convince all the island's other quarreling inhabitants-including the silly Rumblebumps, the impeccably mannered Leafeaters, and the stubborn young king-that a giant is sleeping in their midst, and must not be woken.

Enhanced with Brett Helquist's dazzling illustrations, Jennifer Trafton's rollicking debut tells the story of one brave girl's efforts to make an entire island believe the impossible.




About the Author

Jennifer Trafton lives in Franklin, Tennessee. This is her first novel.

Brett Helquist is the illustrator of Lemony Snicket's A Series of Unfortunate Events. He lives in Brooklyn, New York.

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