Leaf And The Rushing Waters (Twig Stories Book 1)

When a melting glacier bursts through an ice dam, the Rushing Waters river is set loose on an old growth forest. The flood surrounds an ancient tree, where impish, stick creatures – the Old Seeder Twigs – are stranded. Their fate is tied to an enormous, sinister beaver named Slapper – the chomper colony leader. A young Twig named Leaf and his fearless friend Rustle fly on a gigantic leaf over dangerous grasslands seeking help from the fearsome Slapper. Unexpectedly, jittery chipmunks and a mysterious Twig stranger join the perilous mission, and offer protection. Still, the journey proves far more treacherous than imagined, and their chance to rescue Leaf’s tree home fades. Time is growing very short. The Old Seeder is drowning. A goliath beaver must build a mighty dam, but will he even try?

Twigs live in a fragile world of old forests and magnificent glaciers threatened by climate change events, 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, Curious George, and many more. 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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