Hannah and the Wild Woods

By (author): Carol Anne Shaw

It’s spring break, and 14-year-old Hannah Anderson is spending it with the “Coast-Is-Clear” program, a group committed to cleaning Pacific Rim National Park Reserve’s beaches of debris that has drifted across the Pacific from the tragic Japanese tsunami of 2011. Soon after Hannah arrives, Jack, her raven sidekick, discovers something washed up in the surf: a luminous glass ball marked with a strange Japanese character. Immediately, unusual things start to happen, beginning with the arrival of “Kimiko,” a Japanese girl with a secret past. Kimiko, it turns out, is part spirit fox (kitsune) and is here to reclaim the source of her power — the glass star ball she lost in the tsunami. Even with her star ball, however, Kimiko’s magic is dangerous and unpredictable, and hiding her true identity proves a challenge. But Hannah knows the truth, and with the help of Jack and a mysterious wolf waiting in the forest’s shadows, she is determined to help Kimiko find her place in the world.

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Carol Anne Shaw

Carol Anne Shaw is an art teacher at a private boarding school where she enjoys being able to assist young artists on their creative journeys. She has found that her students’ conversations have provided inspiration for her characters in both her first novel, Hannah & the Spindle Whorl, and its sequel, Hannah & the Salish Sea. Carol Anne shares her home in the Cowichan Valley on Vancouver Island with her artist/sculptor husband and her beagle, Eddie. She has two grown sons. Please visit her at www.carolanneshaw.com.

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It’s spring break, and 14-year-old Hannah Anderson is spending it with the “Coast-Is-Clear” program, a group committed to cleaning Pacific Rim National Park Reserve’s beaches of debris that has drifted across the Pacific from the tragic Japanese tsunami of 2011. Soon after Hannah arrives, Jack, her raven sidekick, discovers something washed up in the surf: a luminous glass ball marked with a strange Japanese character. Immediately, unusual things start to happen, beginning with the arrival of “Kimiko,” a Japanese girl with a secret past. Kimiko, it turns out, is part spirit fox (kitsune) and is here to reclaim the source of her power — the glass star ball she lost in the tsunami. Even with her star ball, however, Kimiko’s magic is dangerous and unpredictable, and hiding her true identity proves a challenge. But Hannah knows the truth, and with the help of Jack and a mysterious wolf waiting in the forest’s shadows, she is determined to help Kimiko find her place in the world.

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Dimensions:

240 Pages

Published:

October 08, 2015

City of Publication:

Vancouver

Country of Publication:

CA

Publisher:

Ronsdale Press

ISBN:

9781553804413

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Language:

eng

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