This magnificent, three-part tale opens in a once-idyllic forest where the creatures fear for their survival amid a drought so long-standing that none recall ever seeing ariver and the dangers of hungry hunters. So desperate are they that a lightning-fast jackrabbit thief undertakes a quest to find the mythological river goddess, Violet, and race her for the river. Part two occurs many years later on the estate of absurdly conspicuous consumers, Mr. and Mrs. Miller, the latter of whom hates rain and nature sounds. Their children are twins purchased at a bargain price…A mishap with the past… infects the Miller house with “soul crawlers, parasites of hate that thrived where evil lurked.” Twenty years later, in the adjoining township [of Briarwood], part three brings thirteen-year-old Nub Begley, a farmer boy, and female classmate Nil Turner. Their adventures complete the complex tapestry of this rich tale.
- VOYA 5Q 5P
Recommended for ages 9-14 and up
A VOYA Perfect Ten title is considered to be a must-read and a must-buy by many young adult school and public librarians! With over 1,100 reviews of young adult books in VOYA (Voice of Youth Advocates) in print and online in 2012, our reviewers awarded only thirty-one titles.
This story will make life-long readers of youth not previously committed to reading. Middle schools and public libraries will want multiple copies. Doting adults will do well to gift copies to beloved youth. Adults who take the time to explore these pages will be reminded of the important titles of their youth, the ones that originally hooked them on reading.
- VOYA – Voice of Youth Advocates
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“I see that [The Yawning Rabbit River Chronicle] works and has a magic that is the traditional magic that is lost in children’s books today. I think the magic is the real belief that lies in the authors’ hearts and minds, the enthusiasm for what they are doing.” Jacquie Monda June 2013