Isobelle Carmody is among the biggest names in Australian fantasy writing. The Gathering was a joint winner of the 1993 CBC Book of the Year Award and the 1994 Childrený Literature Peace Prize. Billy Thunder and the Night Gate (reprinted by RHCB as Night Gate in 2005) was shortlisted for the Patricia Wrightson Prize for Childrený Literature in the 2001 NSW Premierý Literary Awards. The author lives in Apollo Bay, Australia, and Prague, Czech Republic.
Little Fur #1: The Legend Begins
· Random House Books for Young Readers
· Hardcover · October 24, 2006 · $12.95 · 978-0-375-83854-5 (0-375-83854-6)
Also available as an eBook.
About this Book
Who is Little Fur? Why, she's a half elf, half troll, as tall as a three-year-old human child, with slanted green eyes, wild red hair that brambles about her pointed ears, and bare, broad, four-toed feet. Little Fur loves and tends to the Old Ones, the seven ancient trees that protect her home, a small, magical wilderness nestled magically in a park in the midst of a large, bustling human city. When she learns that evil forces are out to destroy her beloved trees, the intrepid halfling must embark on an ambitious and dangerous journey into the human world and down into an ancient cut in the earth, in search of a way to save not only the Old Ones, but the Earth Spirit itself. Geared to young middle-grade readers who are, like our troll heroine, still innocent and natural champions of our earth, Little Fur is an eco-fantasy as wise and fey as it is adventurous and suspenseful.