The wee folk have returned! Uncover the mystery of who they are and why they are here in the first book of the Vinetrope Adventures. Following a young girl, Sara, who has recently lost her mum to cancer, Return of the Vinetropes tells the story of a remarkable fairy-like creature found in Sara's back yard. Lucinda Vinetrope: born wise, full-grown, and all alone. She may only be 12 inches high, but her personality is huge! Her arrival signifies the return of the Vinetrope nation, but also the return of their evil counterparts, the Chargons and the Vinkali.
Joined by a supporting cast of comedic characters, animal and human alike, Sara and Lucinda set off on their quest to find the other Vinetropes and protect their world from danger.
About the Author
- An exciting adventure from a debut novelist
- Seamlessly blends fantasy and hard science fiction
- Illustrations by renowned fantasy artist, Julie Bell
Sherry Ross is the editor-in-chief of the Art Renewal Center, a non-profit art educational website and foundation that offers art scholarships and sponsors a well-known international art contest with art exhibits in Barcelona, Spain and NYC. Ms. Ross studied art at the Arts Student League in NYC and some of the drawings in the book are hers. She has also had a one-man show of her fantasy sculptures. She also has a cookbook and a book of poetry to her credit, Seeds of the Pomegranate
, but this is her first novel.
100 colour illustrations
For young fantasy lovers the characters that Ms. Ross introduces in, The Vinetrope Adventures: Return of the Vinetropes, promise new worlds to become lost in.--Nora Martin "Monforton School Library "
Return of the Vinetropes will take you on a magical journey that blends old and new. In this tale where science is intertwined with magic, young readers are lead to use their imaginations to consider their place in the world and the impact of their choices. The remarkable story is punctuated with artwork of the highest quality - a visual feast for readers that brings the many lovable characters to life. This perfect blending of visual elements with the written word is an extraordinary exemplar of the arts joining forces to create powerful storytelling.--Amanda Theis "Washington Art Education Association WAEA "
This story proves that even the smallest person, be it a 12-year-old girl or a diminutive vinetrope, can still be part of an epic and great adventure.--Kate Holloway "Bozeman Public Library "
Series: Vinetrope Adventures
For Ages: 8 - 12 years old
For Grades: 4 - 6
Number Of Pages: 272
Published: 10th November 2017
Publisher: ACC Art Books
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 22.4 x 14.5
Weight (kg): 381.0