As a glacier melts and a dam of ice fractures, rushing waters flood an old growth forest! Impish, stick creatures – Old Seeder Twigs – are stranded in their mammoth tree home, their fate tied to an enormous and sinister beaver far away. A young Twig named Leaf and his fearless friend Rustle fly off on a gigantic leaf across dangerous grasslands seeking help. But the journey proves far more treacherous than imagined, and their only hope for rescue dims. Jittery chipmunks and a mysterious Twig stranger join the perilous mission, but time is growing very short. The Old Seeder is drowning. A goliath beaver must build a mighty dam to save Leaf’s tree home, but will he even try?
Leaf & The Rushing Waters is Volume 1 of Twig Stories
Also available: Volume 2 of Twig Stories, Leaf & The Sky of Fire
About Twig Stories Twigs live in a fragile world of old forests and magnificent glaciers threatened by climate change events, yet Twigs stick together to survive. Royalties are shared with nature conservancy nonprofits that protect wildlife and forests.
Twig stories are illustrated by D.W. Murray, a Disney artist. His credits include Mulan, Tarzan, Lilo & Stitch, Brother Bear, and Curious George. He is a recipient of the New York Society of Illustrators Gallery and the 2004 Gold Aurora Award.
About the Author
Jo lives close to three volcanoes and old forests in Snohomish, Washington. That is very near Canada, so she takes a lot of vacations there. Canada rocks! Jo likes to learn about animals and climate change like swarms of bark beetles that destroy trees. Mostly she enjoys working puzzles and playing board games with her kids, but she also likes to get outside, go to zoos or wildlife parks, and look for all the awesome creatures that live in the Pacific Northwest. Jo really hopes you go to her website and play some of the games that her daughter, Ali Jo, made when she was in 6th grade. Remember what Twigs say, “Watch over wildlife, and stick to your dreams!”