The Mysterious Door: The Adventures of Ollie and Emma


Thirteen-year old Emma's having a really bad day. Nothing at school is going right, and a nasty bully has her sights set on making Emma miserable. To escape her pain, she and her brother run through the forest, where they encounter something they never expected.

When they stumble upon an old tree with a mysterious door, they can't help but travel through. On the other side is a magical land filled with wondrous creatures. But not all of them are friendly, and some are on the attack.

The hunt is on. Will they be able to find their way home, or will their magical journey end in doom?

Poetry for the Thoughtful Young

As I child, I loved to read all sorts of books. My Mother was a poet and my Grandfather used to read the dictionary as if it were a novel.

I was delighted to be asked to write a poem for this anthology. My poem "Good Night, Grandmother Moon" is included on Page 107.

I hope you enjoy it and the other poets as they are read to children around the world.