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About Rebecca J. Carlson
Rebecca J. Carlson lives in the country paradise of North Shore Oahu. She loves hiking in the jungle, snorkeling at the beach, and playing the harp in her Celtic folk band. In third grade she wrote her first story, about a girl who builds her own space ship and saves an alien planet from a tyrannical gold-eating monster. She's been concocting fantastic tales of adventure ever since.
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The bravest deed you'll ever do is choosing the path that's meant for you.
Rye wants a brave deed to do so he can be knighted like his brother Barley. When a nasty nix takes over the village well, Rye eagerly joins Barley on a quest to find a way to banish it. On their journey they come across a string of strange curses. Breaking them seems like the perfect opportunity for Rye, until a wicked fairy comes seeking revenge on whoever has been meddling with her handiwork. What started out as an exciting quest could cost the brothers far more than they ever imagined.
A fairy tale adventure with lots of humor and unexpected twists, Barley and Rye 2: The Curses of Lost Forest continues the story of two farmboys-turned-heroes in a land where sheep can shed gold coins, princesses can turn into flowers, and tiny dragons can steal your lunch. Join the quest!
No child taken to Lost Castle has ever returned.
Barley and Rye are brothers. They live in a village on the edge of a forest. In the forest there is a band of brigands who steal things from the village. Sometimes they steal children...
When Barley’s older brother, Rye, is stolen and taken to the mysterious Lost Castle, Barley sets out to do the impossible and bring him home.
Join brave Barley and his clever brother Rye as they take on the brigands of Lost Castle and the dangerous Dragon of the Deep with the help of a magic sword, a friendly selkie boy, and the thirteenth bravest knight in the kingdom (the dragon already ate the twelve bravest knights). Their loyalty and friendship must be stronger than the highest castle walls and the lure of all the treasures of the deep if they’re ever to find their way home again.
A perfect book for young readers, Barley & Rye is a story of courage, selflessness, and helping your brother even when he’s annoying. Fans of the How to Train Your Dragon series and the Half Upon a Time trilogy will love the tricky magical creatures, silliness, and fun of these heartwarming adventures.
Read all of Barley and Rye's adventures, Barley and Rye: The Adventure of Lost Castle and Barley and Rye: The Curses of Lost Forest for fantastical fun that will keep you turning the pages to the very end!