Synopses & Reviews
This is the tale of Lucy and her best friend, Wynston. Until recently, they spent their days paddling in the river, picking blackberries, and teasing each other mercilessly. But now, King Desmond has insisted that Wynston devote every spare second to ruby-shining and princess-finding. Lucy feels left out. So she sets off for the Scratchy Mountains to solve the mystery of her missing mother. When Wynston discovers that Lucy is gone, he tears after her, and together they embark on a series of strange and wonderful adventures.
"Humor, adventure, and a healthy boy-girl attraction fuel the fire of this introductory novel." Children's Literature
"[A] delightfully droll fairy tale." Kirkus Reviews
About the Author
You have not read Laurel Snyder's first book, The Very Naughty Unicorn, because it was hand-written and ripped to shreds by a boy named Henry when Laurel was only eight. A graduate of the Iowa Writers' Workshop, she and her family live in Atlanta, Georgia, in a little brick house with a pale green door.