Headstrong and feisty, Rielle is lost, and she knows it. When she and the faithful Pud find themselves hopelessly alone in a wild landscape, they drift into an untamed forest.
Rielle has been in plenty of pickles, but the hairs rising on the back of her neck tell her that this time, things are going to be very different!---------------------------
Where Rielle comes from, nobody even talks about unicorns, let alone fabled forests, mighty First Ones, shapeshifters or lands that don’t exist on maps. But when Rielle’s parents suddenly disappear, Rielle decides to go and look for them. Nothing has prepared her for the things to come. From wandering alone in unknown places to finding the treasured and faithful Pud, she stumbles unknowingly into a land called Wish, where, it seems, anything is possible. And there she unwittingly unlocks a long-lost tale of unicorns that unravels from the mists of time.
Deby Adair is an Australian writer and artist. She believes that everyone has a right to the lifetime benefits of literacy. Having participated in many school events, she counts one of her favourites as having read for the National Simultaneous Storytime in Australia. A member of the Australian Society of Authors she is pleased to be on their selection list for the Authors in Schools initiative.
She loves all animals and believes we must take care of our natural world.
Caught in a storm and all alone except for her dog, Rielle has no one she can count on.
By her wits, and the faithful Pud's mysterious nose for the remarkable, they soon discover that once the storm is over events have tugged them beyond the wall of their imagination.
Like all adventures, it's difficult to know if things have just become better or worse.
‘Bear’s toes,’ Rielle wheezed as she sat up, ‘I feel like a squished plum. Do you know just how heavy you are, Pud?’ She hugged him hard, though, and they huddled almost happily for a moment. ‘We have each other,’ she whispered, ‘and I think we’re safe for now.’ Outside the tree-cave, lightning flashed and thunder roared.