Fog Hounds, Wind Cat, Sea Mice
Three StorieseBook - 2015
A trio of fantasy and adventure tales by the award-winning author of the beloved Wolves Chronicles. In "Fog Hounds," Tad and his sister, Ermina, know better than to venture outside after dusk. Twilight is the time when huge misty creatures roam the land on silent feet, their eyes glittering like red pennies. No one who is chased by the hounds lives to tell the tale, that is, until the night Tad meets an unusual stranger. . . . In "Wind Cat," Lukey Web has come to live with Aunt Mildrith, who used to be a witch and is writing a book about the history of magic mirrors while studying footprints in the sky. When their neighbors go on vacation, a striped cat named Tib is left in Lukey and her aunt's care. It isn't until one of Tib's nine lives is threatened that Lukey discovers her own awesome gifts. In "Sea Mice," Hella looks out her window every night at the northern lights and her very own plum tree, which has just produced its first perfect crystal plum. It's a special tree, a gift from her sea captain father, who warns Hella not to pick any fruit until she turns 12. When her dad's ship sinks, everyone says that sea mice caught him and his crew. But Hella is not afraid; she has a different vision of these mystical creatures that will transform her life in the years to come. This ebook features illustrations by Peter Bailey and a personal history of Joan Aiken including rare images from the author's estate.