The Girl with the Whispering Shadow (The Croswald Series Book 2)
Rooted both in fantasy and coming-of-age stories, this page-turning fairy tale centers on a strong young woman. Kirkus Reviews calls The Girl with the Whispering Shadow, “an action-packed treat [...] with a relatable heroine facing challenges in a vivid world of magic and mystery.” The Girl with the Whispering Shadow, the second novel in the middle grade series The Crowns of Croswald, meets Ivy Lovely in a magical town, findable only by the whisper of its name. Banished from school and tasked with a mission that no other scrivenist has been able to accomplish, Ivy must dig deep––and reach out to friends––to begin to restore her world. Disappearing treasure, magical bottles, powerful spells, and mythical creatures abound in this rich, textured landscape. Curious and whimsical, both shy and brave, Ivy is a hero that connects with readers of all ages. For those who wished that Narnia, Harry Potter, and Alice in Wonderland could go on forever, Croswald opens a whole new world of magic. Recommended as a read-aloud for families and a first middle-grade fantasy read, The Crowns of Croswald is a four-part series that will carry readers to a whimsical world that they won’t want to leave.