Acadia Publishing Group, LLC

The Gift of Sunderland: An Australian Fantasy Adventure

WINNER! SILVER MEDAL - Literary Classics Int'l Book Awards. "Author J.E. Rogers paints a vivid picture with a little magic of her own as she conjures delightfully colorful characters and engaging scenarios. Illustrations by Guy Atherfold are marvelous and help to bring these enchanting characters to life. Provided at the end of the book is an educational introduction to Australian flora and fauna (including the extinct Thylacine). The descriptions and pictures are aroduction to Australian flora and fauna (including the extinct Thylacine). The descriptions and pictures are a fantastic addition to this book which is both enlightening and entertaining." WINNER! FIRST PLACE! - Purple Dragonfly Children's Book Awards “I would consider this book to be superb. It is well written and contains useful information in an engaging manner.” Judge, DragonFly Children's Book Awards WINNER! Benjamin Franklin Digital Gold Award "The prose and plot is just beautiful - I would happily recommend this to anyone... A wonderful book - I'm honored to have been able to read it and will be looking forward to more Sunderland adventures!" Judge For all animal lovers, The Gift of Sunderland is an epic animal fantasy in the tradition of Brian Jacques' Redwall Series. A rift has been created in the Ayers’ lineage. Roland Ayers, Guardian of the Forest, knows that he must obey the voices of past Guardians and declare the next in line. When the announcement is made, two estranged brothers will be torn further apart, causing the Forest to rise from its long sleep. Follow Fergal, Waylond, and the rest of our heroes as they trek across Sunderland to the depths of Mt. Olga where evil dwells. It’s there they will discover the importance of family and friendship! read more