Ten-year-old Tug is lost in the world, even to himself. Shuffled from one relative to the next, he has no place to call home and no sense of what his future will hold.But when destiny intervenes and sends Tug and his cousin Jodie to stay with a distant uncle in Vermont, they could not anticipate the strange occurrences at the enchanted old house.
When their uncle disappears under mysterious circumstances, the two children begin a journey that will challenge their courage and reveal magic both underneath them and inside of them.
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About the Author
J.C. Nusbaum is the author and illustrator of The Mystic Travelogues. Born in Joplin, Missouri, Joe spent much of his childhood living in Northern Ireland, finished high school in Australia and did graduate studies at King’s College in London, England. But Joe’s family is from Wisconsin, and that will always be his true home.
J.C. Nusbaum’s first book, The Glory that was Glass, is a novel for adults, but Joe’s first love has always been children’s literature. After he finished college, his love of middle grade fantasy books—the Oz books by L. Frank Baum, in particular—led him Books of Wonder in New York City. There, he learned all about children’s books from the amazing staff at the bookstore, many of whom were also children’s book writers and illustrators.
When he wrote The Mystic Travelogues, Joe imagined what he thought would be the most glorious book to discover when he was ten years old. For him, this would have included a mysterious old farm house like his grandparents had in Wisconsin, a journey to someplace fantastic, just a hint of magic without being too extraordinary, and a teddy bear like the one he held onto, though childhood was passing him by.