In a dying forest – infested with bark beetles – small, stick creatures called Twigs are forced to hide in a cave, or be devoured by the ravenous barkbiters! A young Twig named Leaf attempts a foolhardy rescue, but instead leads them all into even greater danger for now they are pursued by barkbiters and fire! Still, the Twigs have courageous companions. Three loyal salamanders and a fearless, misplaced chameleon guard the Twigs during their escape over a barren ridge. In their darkest moments, a spirit bear stalks them. And the barkbiters are relentless as they swarm after the Twigs. Soon the firestorm panics all the forest creatures! But there is one passage south, if only the Twigs discover it in time!
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 nonprofits concerned with wildlife protection, climate change research, nature conservancy, and forest preservation.
Twig stories are beautifully illustrated by D.W. Murray, an award-winning 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.
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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