A tiny stick creature named Leaf lives in an old forest at the foot of an ancient volcano, which is capped by a massive glacier called the Long Ice. Leaf often entertains his younger, twin brothers with stories about the rare snow beasts that still survive on the Long Ice even though it shrinks more and more as the seasons grow hotter. One afternoon, the twins run away to play in the snow before it all melts. They hitch a ride on a giant moth, befriend a snowshoe bunny, and stumble upon a hermit’s creepy cave. Mistaking the hermit’s odd pets for a cave beast’s meal, the twins rescue them all. When a bold mountain goat kid leaps into the expedition, a mighty eagle attacks! Panicked, they rush into the glacier’s icy tunnels, and are lost in a maze of melting, blue tubes. Yet, all is not lost, for with the help of a courageous pika Leaf and the hermit join forces to find the twins. But in a dreadful turn of events, it is the snow beasts of the Long Ice that will decide their fate.
Twigs live in a fragile world of old forests and magnificent glaciers threatened by climate change, yet Twigs stick together to survive.
Royalties are shared with nature conservancy nonprofits that protect wildlife and forests.
Twig Stories are illustrated by D.W. Murray, a Disney artist. His credits include Mulan, Tarzan, Lilo & Stitch, Brother Bear, and Curious George. He is a recipient of the New York Society of Illustrators Gallery and the 2004 Gold Aurora Award.
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About The Author
Jo Marshall lives in the Pacific Northwest near volcanoes, rainforests, and coastal wetlands. She is concerned about climate change impacting the wildlife and forests in this region, and so her timely novels describe this transforming world by means of fantastic adventures about impish, stick creatures called Twigs.
The beautiful cover art and illustrations are by Disney artist D.W. Murray, whose film credits include ‘Tarzan’, ‘Mulan’, ‘Brother Bear’, Curious George’, and many more Disney, Pixar, and Universal Studio films. All rights to ‘Twig Stories’ art are held by the author Jo Marshall.
Jo invites you to visit her engaging Twig Stories website www.TwigStories.com.
Jo donates ‘Twig Stories’ to conservation nonprofits youth programs, children impacted by natural disasters, low-income schools, and military families.
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