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About the author:
S. S. Dudley grew up in Wyoming, USA, an avid reader and lover of the outdoors. He started his first book (an epic fantasy hand-written in with a blue fountain pen...) when he was 13, but never finished it. At some point (as his mother recently reminded him), he decided that he needed to go do something (like get a job) for a while before he could, or should, write.
So he went off and studied Spanish and Biology at the University of Wyoming, also earning a black-belt in karate and living for a semester in Bogotá, Colombia. Enthralled with science, he then went to the University of Illinois for graduate studies and spent time in Panamá and Antarctica. After graduating and spending three months backpacking through the orient with his wife, he took a job at the University of California conducting research on infectious diseases in Peru.
He now writes, lives and runs in Northern California with his wife and two children.
S. S. Dudley
Something strange, something magical, is going on in the dusty hills behind the small town of Villaloma. Yet each time Linda Peters puts on her running shoes and sets out to find the enchanted kingdom she imagines-full of dancing elves, unicorns, and more-something stops her. And with school starting soon, she only has a few more chances to really search the hills.
While Linda's frustration and doubt grow, her cousin, Nugu, looks for answers in his books and wonders if maybe, just maybe, Linda's stories are real.
The day finally arrives when Linda can run far, the day she is sure she will find her magic city. But when she and Nugu feel their goal must lie just beyond the next hill, they only find more hill.
Is it all a figment of an over-active imagination; a wistful fantasy?
Or is there truly something magical in those hills that only the strong of heart-and leg-can discover?
- Publication Date:
- 1942609000 / 9781942609001
- Page Count:
- Binding Type:
- US Trade Paper
- Trim Size:
- 5.5" x 8.5"
- Black and White
- Related Categories:
- Juvenile Fiction / Fantasy & Magic