Sometimes silence is all you can count on.
Elise carries a notebook full of tallies, each page marking a day spent at her new public school, each stroke of her pencil marking a word spoken. A word that can't be taken back. Five tally marks isn't so bad. Two is pretty good. But zero? Zero is perfect. Zero means no wrong answers called out in class, no secrets accidentally spilled, no conversations to agonize over at night when sleep is far away.
But now months have passed, and Elise isn't sure she could speak even if she wanted to—not to keep her only friend, Mel, from drifting further away—or to ask if anyone else has seen her English teacher's stuffed raven come to life. Then, the discovery of a shocking family secret helps Elise realize that her silence might just be the key to unlocking everything she's ever hoped for...
For ages 8 and up
Willow, Weep No More
Willow, Weep No More is a collection of traditionally-inspired tales that capture the magic and charm of the fairy-tale realm, while seeking to explore the depths of human wisdom, beauty and strength.
Original tales and illustrations by: Michelle Basson, Hazel Butler, Selina Carr, Rossana Castellino, Christina Collins, A.R. Cook, Sharda Dean, Evelinn Enoksen, Liga Klavina, Athina Poda, Ana Santo, Danil Shunkov, David Tarleton, Honor Thompson, Erin Thorne and Lorinda Tomko.
For ages 12 and up