FOREST OF WONDER by Linda Sue Park is the first book in the charming new Wing & Claw fantasy adventure series for middle grades.
Rafa is a young apothecary apprentice who accidentally creates a potion that transforms animals. His discovery sets him on a dangerous journey that involves a magical forest, a forbidding city, and secret experiments that threaten his animal and human friends alike. This first book establishes the key characters and the intertwining themes of botany, magic, family, friendship, and nature.
Fans of Linda Sue Park will once again be delighted by her elegant prose, rich characters, and enchanting world. Librarians will find the environmental themes and fairytale feel to be popular among middle grade readers. Fans of animal stories will enjoy the bat, owl, raccoons, bear, and growing menagerie of creature characters. Plan to make space on the shelves for this enchanting new series.
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Published by HarperCollins on March 1, 2016. ARC courtesy of the publisher.