The Lost Children
Middle Reader, Ages 8-12
Twelve-year-old Josephine Russing lives alone with her father. Mr. Russing is a distant, cold man best known for his insistence that every member of his town wear gloves at all times, even at home. One day a boy named Fargus mysteriously arrives in Josephine's garden. After he disappears, she tries to find him, only to land in another world called Gulm. The new land is ruled by "the Master," a terrifying villain who has kidnapped the children of Gulm. With Fargus by her side, and joined by Fargus's friend Ida, Josephine must try to find her way home. As the trio attempt to evade the Master, they encounter numerous adventures and discover the surprising truth about the land of Gulm, and Josephine's own life back home.
"With a quirky and charming style that should draw in readers from the outset, Cohagan's debut is a gently creepy, captivating fantasy about loss, determination, and hope."
-- Publisher's Weekly
"Entrancing debut fantasy . . . pulses with life and promise"
- Austin-American Statesman
"This nifty fantasy from a new author has everything: villains, laughs, frights, and a great surprise twist at the end."
-- Buffalo News