Summer 2011 Kids' Next List
“This is a Tolkien for 10-year-olds, chock-full of giants and dwarves, heroes and villains, and all of the wizarding magic we've grown to love. When three siblings discover a book with magical properties, all the hardships of their orphaned past are overshadowed by the trials that lie ahead. Each sibling uses his or her unique strengths to overcome great obstacles, including time itself, and finds the courage to save the lives of others. Read it aloud, and the whole family will enjoy this fresh adventure that pays homage to the fantasy greats that came before.”
— Angela K Sherrill, 57th Street Books, Chicago, IL
About the Author
JOHN STEPHENS spent 10 years in television, and was executive producer of "Gossip Girls" and a writer for "Gilmore Girls" and "The O.C." He holds an MFA from the University of Virginia.