Written by Judy Pierce
Illustrated by Natalia Nesterova
Accelerated Reader Quiz #163448 4 points
Lexile Measure: 890L
Sofcover ISBN: 9780982727195
Hardcover ISBN: 9780982727188
Price: $9.99 / $19.99
Trim Size: 5″ x 8″
Page Count: 168
Foreign Rights: Available
In Tales From Farlandia: Ozette’s Destiny, Ozette, a rare white squirrel, embarks on a series of adventures that lead her to become the kind and loyal caretaker of the magical land of Farlandia.
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.
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.