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Tales From Farlandia: Ozette's Destiny A juvenile novel by Judy Pierce
Award-Winning children's book publisher, Pants On Fire Press, publishes North Carolina native and debut author Judy Pierce's Tales From Farlandia: Ozette’s Destiny.
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Like Alice in her journey to Wonderland, Ozette, a rare white squirrel, is thrust into the world of Farlandia, clutching a golden acorn that will lead her to her destiny. With characters as innocent as Winnie the Pooh and as in depth as the rabbits of Watership Down, Ozette discovers that fulfilling her destiny is a journey, not a destination.
In Tales From Farlandia: Ozette’s Destiny, 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.
Judy Pierce is originally from Washington state. She 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. Judy is a member of the Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators. Visit her website at www.talesfromfarlandia.com.
Tales From Farlandia: Ozette's Destiny
By Judy Pierce
Pants On Fire Press
$9.99 / Ages 8 up
Also available from Pants On Fire Press eBooks