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About Sharon Plumb
Sharon Plumb grew up in a small town that no longer exists, and now she writes stories about places that exist only in her imagination. She enjoys observing nature up close and meeting people from all over. When she isn’t writing or doing her admin job, she likes playing the piano and singing, hiking and biking, being involved in her community, growing oddly shaped carrots, taking photos of mushrooms, and finding organic ways to keep insects out of her apple tree. She writes stories, songs, and plays from her home in Regina, Saskatchewan, Canada.
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Titles By Sharon Plumb
Dragon seer Tondoor was hatched for only one purpose: to ask the starry dragon god, Morwaka, for a way of escape from his tribe’s prophecy of doom from the sky. But Morwaka isn’t speaking to him. Doesn’t he want to save the dragons?
As rebellion brews around him and his arch-rival tries to steal his dragon love’s heart, Tondoor learns that the answer he seeks might lie with a lunatic dragon lost somewhere in the other five corners of the world. Can Tondoor succeed in his quest to save the dragons he loves -- and survive the ones he doesn’t -- before the kraamlok destroys their world?
Dragons and more dragons in variety of cultures, an endearing underdog protagonist on a hero's journey, a wicked, unhelpful mentor, nature that mimics ours in unexpected ways, lots of lore and legends, a bumbling starry extra-terrestrial, and a sweeping epic fantasy quest. Perfect for readers of any age who want an exciting dragon saga with lots of twists and surprises, and especially for fans of Anne (and Todd) McCaffrey's Pern series, Cressida Cowell's How to Train Your Dragon books, Brian Jaques' Redwall books, Kenneth Oppel's Silverwing series, Richard Adams' Watership Down, and Tui Sutherland's Wings of Fire series.
A Short Excerpt (see the cover image):“What’s the kraamlok?” asked Tondoor. Elder Mala had used that word.
Kalooka steered him to the next picture on the cliff wall. “Look.”
This time the hazy colors showed an ice rock monster with furious red eyes, fiery orange fangs and two trailing, burning tails.
Kalooka’s voice quavered. “I was a hatchling when the seer made the prophecy. I’ll never forget it.” Her eyes misted like the pictures on the cliff. “It comes, it comes, the kraamlok comes!” she recited in an eerie chant. “With claws of ice it sweeps the stars; with fangs of night it hunts us. Wreathed in flame it falls, and rock shall flow like water at its falling. For it comes, it comes—”
“Stop!” shouted Tondoor. “Stop!” In the waning light, it seemed the missing seer himself was proclaiming doom from his image on the rock.
“I know,” Kalooka whispered. “That’s exactly how I felt. How we all felt.”
“Is the kraamlok is still coming?” Tondoor asked in a tiny voice. He didn’t dare look at the next picture.
Kalooka wrapped her wing around his trembling ones. “You tell us, little seer. It’s up to Morwaka—and, according to Elder Mala, up to you."
“Me! What can I do?”
“Elder Mala wants you to change the prophecy, to dream us a way out, to change the curse into a blessing.” She looked up at the gray and yellow evening clouds. “She thinks you can make Morwaka stop the kraamlok from coming.”
“I can’t tell Morwaka what to do!”
Kalooka stroked his snout with one hand-claw. “I told you the elders don’t understand what seers do.”
Clementine grabbed Nero's arm as they tiptoed through the dark room. "Do you hear footsteps?"
Nero listened. "That's not footsteps. That's...slurping!"
When Nero and his family go to help their relatives harvest their top-secret genetically engineered house-sized vegetables, he expects to sleep in a pumpkin house. He doesn't expect to be given rutabaga pie to eat. Isn't a rutabaga a kind of turnip? Or to encounter vegetables with spikes, teeth and sword leaves, or a broccoli-headed alien that tries to buck him off its branch. He certainly doesn't expect to find a Martian vegetable with a sliding front door, or a crawly, underground weapon about to devour the garden.
It's a good thing he has his trusty Wonder-Gizmo along. Every time he opens it up he finds something new. It has an arrow, a claw tool with fold-out fingers, night-vision goggles, and a bug zapper. Even a coward can be brave with an awesome gadget like this. Until things go terribly wrong, and Nero has to confront his deepest fears all by himself. He will need all the courage he has, and lots more he doesn't, to save the garden, and his family, from a slithery, slimy fate.
Ages 8-11 with STEM elements of aquifers, garden plants and pests, and themes of family, friendship, and caring about the environment. Comes with creative writing ideas for the classroom and a home-tested recipe for Twig's Kohlrabi Chocolate Chip Cookies. Interior illustrations by Jolyn Michaelis.
Perfect for fans of "Bloom" (Kenneth Oppel), "Music for Tigers" (Michelle Kadarusman), "The Astounding Broccoli Boy" (Frank Cottrell Boyce) and "Beetle Boy" (M.G. Leonard).
A funny, visual, exciting adventure set in an oversized garden full of unexpected danger, and tied to a heartwarming story of personal growth and friendship lost and restored. Kids will be inspired to take a closer look at the natural world right outside their doors and to think about how they can look after the environment right where they are.
What People are Saying:
I laughed so hard I fell off the couch! ~ Anne Patton, author of The Barr Colony AdventuresSilly and Sweet. Can't go wrong with giant bugs! ~ Jolyn Michaelis, cover artist and illustrator
Sharon Plumb’s latest book is timely, funny, and—dare I say it?—delicious. ~ Maureen Ulrich, author of the #jessiemachockeyseries
A fabulous and fast-paced story with a truly unique setting - a sometimes-sinister world of giant vegetables! ~ Alison Lohans, award-winning author of over 26 books for young people