Synopses & Reviews
Twelve-year-old Josephine Russing lives alone with her father. Mr. Russing is a distant, cold man best known for his insistence that every member of their town wear gloves at all times, just as he does--even at home--and just as he forces his daughter to do as well. Then one day Josephine meets a boy named Fargus. But when she tries to follow him, he mysteriously disappears and Josephine finds herself in another world called Gulm. Gulm is ruled by the "Master," a terrifying villain who has taken all the children of Gulm. With Fargus by her side, and joined by Fargus's friend Ida, Josephine must try to find her way home. As the trio attempt to evade the Master, they encounter numerous adventures and discover the surprising truth about the land of Gulm, and Josephine's own life back home.
"Entrancing debut fantasy . . . pulses with life and promise"
"With a quirky and charming style that should draw in readers from the outset, Cohagan's debut is a gently creepy, captivating fantasy about loss, determination, and hope."
Carolyn Cohagan returns readers to the classic fantasy novel in the enchanting fairy-tale like story of The Lost Children.
In an enchanting fantasy novel reminiscent of "Alice in Wonderland," 12-year-old Josephine Russing is pulled from her regular home and life into another world full of people who face a mysterious villain named the Master.
About the Author
Carolyn Cohagan grew up in Austin, Texas, and has an extensive theater background. She has performed stand-up and one-woman shows at festivals around the world including Edinburgh, Edmonton and Adelaide. She is an advocate for literacy among young readers, volunteering with the non-profit organization Reading to Kids.andnbsp; She currently lives in Los Angeles, California, and andlt;iandgt;The Lost Childrenandlt;/iandgt; is her first novel.