Bumblemeyer Publications

ABOUT THE BOOK:

Author(s): Evelyn L. Dunbar Webb
Illustrator(s): Evelyn L. Dunbar Webb
Publisher: Bumblemeyer Publications
ISBN-10: 0-9986698-6-5
ISBN-13: 978-0-9986698-6-1
Release Date: October 20, 2018
Category: Middle Grade

The Invisible Realm

A-maze-ing Adventures 1

Synopsis:

Eleven-year-old Hattie is on vacation. But rather than splash in the water, she’s trapped inside as storm-tossed waves pummel sand and wind bashes shutters. She’s also stuck babysitting for her new stepsister Dacey. Bored to the brink of tears, upset over Dacey and her monstrous cat invading her life, Hattie prods her stepsister into action, and the girls embark on a treasure hunt, hoping to find something – anything – to keep their minds off the miserable weather.

Join Hattie and Dacey as they encounter fairy tale characters, struggle through a maze filled with intrigue and danger, and attempt to save their new friends from an evil that threatens their realm – and in the process, learn what it means to work together and become “real” sisters.

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Andy Pargellis said on 11/21/2018:
We have all spent the occasional afternoon trapped indoors by inclement weather. This sounds like a wonderful book to read under just those circumstances!
Jena Page said on 11/19/2018:
Evelyn, Hattie and Dacey's adventure sounds amazing! From fairy tale characters, mazes, and saving their friends from evil! All elements are used in the story. Thanks - Jena (I'll be looking for you on Facebook)
Kimberly Dollar said on 10/27/2018:
I would read it. I love this type of story. Very informative synopsis. The cover art work is great as well. I'm sure this book will go far. I can see many adventures in the characters future as they grow closer.
Laura Ellen Handy said on 10/25/2018:
Really great cover!
Tonya Ellis said on 10/24/2018:
Nice cover. Sounds like a book kids will love. Best wishes!

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I was the child who gave teachers premature gray hair. Not that I was disrespectful or mean – I actually loved school – but rather, I had an eclectic background filled with books, storytelling, and dictionary games, and Dick, Jane, Sally, and their dog Spot made me gag. By second grade, I began crafting “lessons” for myself (including inventing a new language), and soon afterwards, my friends became more intrigued by my claims I was really Dutch and my father, who could lay eggs, had been kidnapped by evil guys (an offshoot of seeing the Disney movie based on the classic tale Hans Brinker or The Silver Skates by Mary Mapes Dodge). To combat my growing popularity over (to quote George R. R. Martin), “the dullest family in the history of Earth,” my teacher sent me to a table at the back of the room, then the cloakroom, and finally, to a desk in the hallway. Unthwarted, I spent two days crafting a letter to the King of Holland until my teacher, the principal, the school superintendent, and my parents developed an alternative reading program that tapped into the best of my tale spinning by placing me for an hour each day with the “special” kids, where I honed wheelchair racing skills, battled monsters using crutches – but that’s a story for another day.






Eleven-year-old Hattie is on vacation. But rather than splash in the water, she’s trapped inside as storm-tossed waves pummel sand and wind bashes shutters. She’s also stuck babysitting for her new stepsister Dacey. Bored to the brink of tears, upset over Dacey and her monstrous cat invading her life, Hattie prods her stepsister into action, and the girls embark on a treasure hunt, hoping to find something – anything – to keep their minds off the miserable weather.

Join Hattie and Dacey as they encounter fairy tale characters, struggle through a maze filled with intrigue and danger, and attempt to save their new friends from an evil that threatens their realm – and in the process, learn what it means to work together and become “real” sisters.

A lifelong reader, writer, and logophile, Evelyn Dunbar Webb is the recipient of numerous awards for her children’s stories, poetry, and essays.

After more than four decades as a mother, business owner, English teacher, and workshop instructor, she returned to her first love—spinning tales—in 2016. When she is not writing, she spends her days reading, drawing, or riding her tricycle.

A native of Connecticut now living in rural central Virginia, Evelyn shares a home with her husband, thousands of books (many of which are hand-me-downs), and the occasional grandchild.
Website: https://www.evelyndunbarwebb.com/contact.html
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I was the child who gave teachers premature gray hair. Not that I was disrespectful or mean – I actually loved school – but rather, I had an eclectic background filled with books, storytelling, and dictionary games, and Dick, Jane, Sally, and their dog Spot made me gag. By second grade, I began crafting “lessons” for myself (including inventing a new language), and soon afterwards, my friends became more intrigued by my claims I was really Dutch and my father, who could lay eggs, had been kidnapped by evil guys (an offshoot of seeing the Disney movie based on the classic tale Hans Brinker or The Silver Skates by Mary Mapes Dodge). To combat my growing popularity over (to quote George R. R. Martin), “the dullest family in the history of Earth,” my teacher sent me to a table at the back of the room, then the cloakroom, and finally, to a desk in the hallway. Unthwarted, I spent two days crafting a letter to the King of Holland until my teacher, the principal, the school superintendent, and my parents developed an alternative reading program that tapped into the best of my tale spinning by placing me for an hour each day with the “special” kids, where I honed wheelchair racing skills, battled monsters using crutches – but that’s a story for another day.

    Guestbook Comments
    Andy Pargellis said on November 21, 2018:
    We have all spent the occasional afternoon trapped indoors by inclement weather. This sounds like a wonderful book to read under just those circumstances!

    Jena Page said on November 19, 2018:
    Evelyn, Hattie and Dacey's adventure sounds amazing! From fairy tale characters, mazes, and saving their friends from evil! All elements are used in the story. Thanks - Jena (I'll be looking for you on Facebook)

    Kimberly Dollar said on October 27, 2018:
    I would read it. I love this type of story. Very informative synopsis. The cover art work is great as well. I'm sure this book will go far. I can see many adventures in the characters future as they grow closer.

    Laura Ellen Handy said on October 25, 2018:
    Really great cover!

    Tonya Ellis said on October 24, 2018:
    Nice cover. Sounds like a book kids will love. Best wishes!

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