Ozette's Destiny (Paperback)

By Judy Pierce, Natalia Nesterova (Illustrator), David M. F. Powers (Designed by)

Pants on Fire Press, 9780982727195, 164pp.

Publication Date: February 14, 2013

List Price: 9.99*
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*** Accelerated Reader Book - AR Quiz No. 163448 EN - 4 Points ***

Ozette, a rare and beautiful white squirrel, must flee Earth World when she is wrongly blamed for the destruction of their sacred forest simply because she is different. Clutching only a golden acorn, which was gifted to her by her beloved grandmother, Ozette escapes to Farlandia, a magical kingdom where her grandmother has said the young squirrel will find her destiny. With innate innocence and sweetness, Ozette quickly forms close friendships with the residents of Farlandia including zany elves, fairies and animals, and soon finds herself tapped to be the caretaker of this old-growth forest. Forging strong alliances through the challenges of life, Ozette and her magical friends will have you laughing and crying as you follow them through adventures that will warm your heart with gentle lessons of kindness, loyalty and self acceptance. And, as a charming goodbye gift at the end of the book to delight all ages, the author sends off her readers with real recipes for many of the fantastical treats that the Farlandia residents enjoy.

About the Author

Originally from Washington state, Judy lives on 17-acres in the mountains of North Carolina with her husband and four rescued dogs. She has worked in environmental education, feature writing, advertising and university teaching. Judy's writing is influenced by her love of nature and work with Bichon Frise rescue and wildlife rehabilitation. When she's not writing, she loves to raise and use herbs, bicycle, hike, camp and visit family on the West Coast. Visit her website at www.talesfromfarlandia.com.