Valerie Swartz (rhymes with warts), better known as Moose, is a huge dork. Then she comes to the aid of an unusual horseman one winter night. Plunged into a hidden world in her own mundane county, she seems to be the chosen Hero for a quest to save a world.
Really? Is she the Hero? Can she even make a connection with the wild black mare who is an important part of her Journey? Will she swash when she should have buckled? Will she survive the bloodsucking hordes of doom aka saltmarsh mosquitoes and horseflies from hell? Or the total lack of pizza and cell phones?
Contemporary fantasy/humor, with its roots sunk deep in the familiar natural world of southcentral PA, the Chesapeake Bay and the Delmarva Peninsula. Middle reader/YA, though grownups should put on their mittens and come out and play too.
Malamute pic courtesy of friends on Balto Team Dogs facebook page.