Episode # 8

Dreamwood

Heather Mackey

A dazzling fantasy adventure for fans of Philip Pullman.
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6/12/14
Hardcover
336
$16.99
0399250670
9780399250675
10 & Up / 5 & Up
Putnam Juvenile

 


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Dreamwood

Lucy Darrington has to run away from boarding school. Her father has been away for too long while doing research in Saarthe, a remote territory in the Pacific Northwest populated by towering redwoods, timber barons, and the Lupine people. But on arriving, she learns her father is missing: rumor has it he’s gone in search of Dreamwood, a rare tree species with magical properties that could hold the cure for the blight that’s ravaging the forests of Saarthe.

Determined to find her father (and possibly save Saarthe), Lucy and her friend Pete follow William Darrington’s trail to the deadly woods on Devil’s Thumb. As they encounter Lupine princesses, giant sea serpents, and all manner of terrifying creatures, Lucy hasn’t reckoned that the Dreamwood itself might be the greatest threat of all.

Praise for Dreamwood

“Wildly inventive. Like this novel, Lucy is brave, smart, and destined for greatness.”
Holly Goldberg Sloan, New York Times bestselling author of Counting By 7s

“An original fantasy for middle-grade readers plaits together science, the supernatural and deep ecology... The carefully plotted twists and turns will keep readers absorbed to the end. A stunning debut with equal parts originality and heart.”
Kirkus Reviews, starred review


After an early job counting dead bugs in an entomology lab, Heather Mackey realized she was better at making up stories about imaginary science than practicing the real thing. She lives in Northern California--with her husband and two kids--where she’s still perfecting the ultimate dance party playlist. Follow her on twitter @HeatherMackey.